Lori Sheafer-Weaton, President of the Iowa Association of Business & Industry and Agri-Industrial Plastics, and Maureen Lockwood, Manufacturing Manager at Thombert Inc. spoke about the manufacturing industry at Governor Branstad's weekly news conference on April 24th.
June 12-15, 2017
Learn how you can help your students prepare for in-demand careers! This interactive and engaging program allows Iowa middle and high school educators, counselors and administrators to experience today’s real STEM workplaces and build an understanding of essential concepts for workplace success. It includes tours and hands-on experiences at regional companies, as well as engaging discussions with education and industry experts.
June 25-29, 2017
Business Horizons is a five-day program designed to provide high school students with resume-worthy experience and the tools and skills they need to prepare them for a successful future in today's workplace. Participants team up with other like-minded students from across the state and work alongside Iowa professionals to take part in exciting challenges and competitions with an entrepreneurial twist.
Manufacturing day (MFG Day) is an annual nationwide event on the first Friday of October. This year MFG Day lands on October 6th, 2017. It is a day to celebrate the next generation of manufacturers across the world. Last year, Iowa held over 150 events in manufacturing plants, schools, community colleges, and more! This year, CIRAS from Iowa State University is leading six partners to assist in creating events in Iowa's 99 counties and the goal is to double the events; therefore, we need your help! Plan an event in your area to educate the students and parents about careers in advanced manufacturing or host a celebration at your job location! If you are interested in participating and want to advertise it on the MFG Day webpage contact CIRAS at email@example.com, CIRAS from ISU or Alex Monaghan at firstname.lastname@example.org
June 10, 2017 10 A.M.
Attend a career event and learn about in-demand careers, earning potential, local employment and short-term training options to get started in your manufacturing career.
June 21, 2017
Work-based learning is a community problem-solving tool that unites schools and businesses. At "Fast-Track Iowa's Future" Conference, some of Iowa's own models will showcase best practices to help you build a plan for your community. Register today by clicking below.