Branstad, Reynolds remind Iowans to sign up before April 11 for the Future Ready Iowa Summit
Future Ready Iowa Summit will take place on Tuesday, April 19 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines
(DES MOINES) – Today, Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds are reminding Iowans from all over the state to sign up before Monday, April 11, 2016, in order to secure their spot at the Governor’s 2016 Future Ready Iowa Summit which takes place on Tuesday, April 19 at Hy-Vee Hall in Des Moines.
The purpose of the summit is to elevate the statewide conversation about how to close the skills gap, one of the biggest challenges Iowa faces. It’s critical to build on efforts already under way to assure that students and workers have the career opportunities they deserve, and business and industry can hire the skilled employees they need.
The all-day summit is open to the public, with space for about 1,000. Branstad and Reynolds hope to attract a broad cross section of Iowans, including business, labor and nonprofit leaders; educators, students and parents; and state and local policy makers. The summit website, which includes information on how to register, is available athttps://futurereadyiowa.gov.
Additionally, an active campaign on twitter will be using the hastag, #FutureReadyIA, at the summit.