MISSION: EMPLOYABLE PODCAST

Mission Impossible PodcastOur mission: to introduce listeners to strategies and programs geared toward strengthening Iowa's workforce.

Mission: Employable is a weekly podcast focused on workforce-related topics in Iowa. We will feature conversations with subject matter experts about the wide variety of  programs and services offered by our agency and partner organizations. It is also a chance to  speak with Iowans about innovative solutions for building a skilled workforce. The podcast will have something for everyone, whether you are an employer looking to expand your workforce, or a job seeker interested in a high-demand job. 

Tune in every Tuesday for the latest episode: Listen to All Episodes

Hosted by Ryan West, Iowa Workforce Development Deputy Director.

Produced by the Iowa Workforce Development Communications Bureau.

 

Introduction

April 2021

In today’s episode, we talk about how the Home Base Iowa program is poised to attract Veterans and returning service members to the state of Iowa. We’ll hear from the Home Base Iowa Coordinators Jathan Chicoine and Gary Sharpe, who give you the scoop on all the awesome opportunities that are available to Veterans, returning service members, and their families! 

In this episode, the President of the Technology Association of Iowa, Brian Waller breaks down some of the fantastic initiatives that are going on around the state technology wise. As you will hear, technology is much larger and in many more organizations than one may think. Don’t shy away from the tech innovation that Iowa offers. Tune in and get plugged in to some wonderful opportunities!

Don't miss a great episode where Executive Director Aaron Horn lays out all the of great opportunities that NewBoCo offers. Located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, NewBoCo is positioned to help Iowa decrease the skills gap in information technology coding. Tune in and find out how you can acquire the skills to shape the state for years to come!

This week we're talking about how Iowans can find the right tools and resources to find their dream job. IowaWORKS Division Administrator Mike Witt talks about how American Job Centers across the state can help job seekers and employers connect with great opportunities.

Join us for a special episode to celebrate baseball season's opening day with Lieutenant Governor Adam Gregg and Iowa Workforce Development Director Beth Townsend. They will share their thoughts on the upcoming season and how it helps kick off springtime openings for Iowa's businesses.

March 2021

 

This week, Director Debi Durham joins us for a discussion about Iowa’s positive workforce forecast. Director Durham oversees the Iowa Economic Development Authority and Iowa Finance Authority. Both agencies play important roles in helping Iowa foster innovation and unique workforce opportunities across the state.

Join the leader of Iowa Workforce Development for a discussion on all things workforce opportunity in the State of Iowa. In this episode, Director Beth Townsend highlights statewide initiatives as we come out of the pandemic. Director Townsend is a veteran of the United States Air Force and she talks about the awesome opportunities that are available for returning service members and veterans in the State of Iowa. Don't miss it!

Don't miss episode two of the Mission: Employable podcast where Iowa Lt. Governor Adam Gregg talks about the advantages that Iowa has to offer. The Lt. Governor is involved with some fantastic initiatives around the state, that lend well to us coming out of the pandemic.

In this first Mission: Employable episode, hear Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds lay out her vision for Iowa as we come out of the pandemic. Adversity creates opportunity and the Governor's vision for Iowa's workforce is very positive. Join us and discover your future career path!

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