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Gov. Reynolds meets with  Trump’s Workforce Advisory Board; job growth recommendations announced

This news story was published on September 20, 2019.
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Photo from the Governor’s office.

DES MOINES – Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds and other members of President Trump’s American Workforce Advisory Board laid out key recommendations to help Americans find multiple pathways to a rewarding career. The board proposed a private-sector led marketing campaign, digital resume workshops, and a more integrated sharing of workforce-related data between the state and federal government.

“As the economy continues to grow and wages rise, there’s even more opportunity for individuals to take that next step toward a rewarding career,” said Gov. Reynolds. “In Iowa, we have seen incredible success from private-public partnerships and grassroots action, through the Future Ready Iowa Initiative, the Virtual Clearinghouse for Workbased Learning, and Registered Apprenticeships. The American Workforce Advisory Board provides us with a growing national audience to tell our story.”

Gov. Reynolds said her administration has spent the better part of a year marketing Future Ready Iowa to students, educators, and companies across the state. Whether it’s using the Governor’s office as a platform, or regional meetings to raise awareness and involvement, Future Ready Iowa’s success can be replicated.

The American Workforce Advisory Board is chaired by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump. Gov. Reynolds serves on two subcommittees on the Workforce Advisory Board: a subcommittee to Develop a Campaign to Promote Multiple Pathways to Career Success, chaired by Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, and a subcommittee to Modernize Candidate Recruitment and Training Practices.

The third Workforce Advisory Board meeting took place at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Washington in the District of Columbia.

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One Response to Gov. Reynolds meets with  Trump’s Workforce Advisory Board; job growth recommendations announced

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    September 29, 2019 at 8:21 am

    Ya a good start maybe open up some education for older Iowans 40-50 years old that is affordable so we can be more adaptable to the jobs now.I’m talking of people on the very low side of so-called middle class.Mason City is full of jobs @20,000- 30,000$.You have to work miracles with your paycheck to make it.It is hard to better yourself living check to check.People just above goverment so called free sh!t have it the hardest.But pride keep alot of people from seeking any help.They already give it all to people that could work but don’t and are just lazy,not talking about people that are trying their best and still need a little help.But here in Cerro Gordo especially Mason City all they care about is their little playgroud that Taxpaying citizen will be paying for.EASY TO SPEND OTHERS $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$goes on and on.MUSIC SCAM CENTER,never has been profitable other than for bus companies bringing people he for couple hour stay,windfall for rest of city GET REAL.Also Hockey people thought you had plenty of $$$ to throw toward Event Center downtown,RIGHT just now Campaign to raise $$$$$$.So called elite in MC.Downtown business is what Bars after Bars.You have to give $$ away to get them there.