“Future Ready Iowa’s Employer Innovation Fund is centered around a grassroots effort to solve local workforce challenges while helping Iowans find economic opportunity in their community,” Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says. “These programs not only help those affected by the pandemic, they will also focus on recruiting our minority and underrepresented communities to help us diversify our workforce and provide equal chances for success for all Iowans.” Through this initiative, Iowa Prison Industries was awarded $100,000 which will be used to provide vocational training to men incarcerated at the North Central Correctional Facility in Rockwell City. Those who are being released soon will receive training, testing, and work opportunities leading to an American Welding Society qualification and OSHA 10 certification.
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