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Manufacturing Talent

The Nation's Top High School Graduation Rate

Providing an educated workforce that’s up to the job—that’s our job. The state has a strong focus on education to ensure Iowa’s manufacturing workforce is globally competitive. Our public K-12 schools have fully-embraced science, technology, engineering, mathematics curriculum (STEM) and Iowa’s 15 community colleges collaborate and adjust technical training programs to fit the specialized needs of business. Discover how Iowa’s advanced manufacturing workforce can help your business succeed.

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Mary Andringa, Chair, Vermeer Corporation, on her Iowa Workforce


highest concentration of industrial machinery mechanics of any state

BLS, 2018

4-year college graduation rate

U.S. News & World Report, 2019

average salary for Iowa manufacturing workers

BLS, 2018

Mean Annual Wages

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2015

Train Hires at little to no cost

Iowa's community college network can help train your new employees.

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