workforce development programs and services enhance Iowa’s economic
well-being by increasing the skills of an already productive Iowa workforce. Iowans,
with their unmatched work ethic, are acquiring skills that will increase their earning
and improve the competitiveness of Iowa businesses.
By leveraging training resources, filling funding gaps in human resource development
initiatives, and sponsoring business consortia that address common employment training
needs, the skills of Iowa’s workers are enhanced, allowing its industries
to grow. Programs offered by the Iowa Department of Economic Development include: