Support the Iowa Skills2Compete Coalition Recommendations

Legislative Priorities:

  1. Maintain current investment in adult basic education, PACE programs, pathway navigators, industry sector partnerships, and GAP tuition assistance at the level of $12.5 million.
  2. Provide the Iowa Department of Education with the authority to adopt additional pathways to achieve a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED) as recommended in the Iowa HSED Task Force Report.
  3. Support the Older Iowan Legislature’s recommendations to address Iowa’s direct care workforce needs.
  4. Support policies and investments that help prepare offenders for a successful reentry to Iowa communities and employment through education and training, including requiring incarcerated Iowans to work toward achievement of a high school equivalency diploma and increasing the Iowa Department of Corrections education appropriation to help incarcerated Iowans obtain adult basic education and technical training.
  5. Support public and private transportation initiatives introduced during the 2017 legislative session that will reduce barriers to employment and education.

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What is Skills2Compete?

The Iowa Skills2Compete Coalition is a statewide partnership of Iowa’s business, community, education, labor, legislative, and workforce development leaders to serve as an organized voice for “skills” at the state capitol and builds more policymaker support for state policies that grow Iowa’s economy by investing in its workforce.

Central Iowa Works convenes The Iowa Skills2Compete Coalition, which serves as an organized voice for “skills” at the state’s capitol and build more policymaker support for state policies that grow Iowa’s economy by investing in its workforce.

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