Building off the recommendations from the “Skills 2014” report released in 2011, the Iowa City Area Development Group, in partnership with the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance, IowaWorks, and the Employers Council of Iowa are working with Kirkwood Community College and Workplace Learning Connection to host a half day workshop on workforce development and the education pipeline for K-12 and beyond.
“One of the primary recommendations in that report was to link students to work-based learning experiences,” said DaLayne Williamson, Workforce Business Services Director for ICAD Group. “We are bringing everyone together to openly discuss the challenges, expectations, and the future of our education and workforce systems to prepare students in this area.”
The event is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, from 1 to 5 pm at The Kirkwood Center. Regional educators and employers are encouraged to attend. Registration for the summit is available at www.icadgroup.com/wlcevent. The event is free.