Executive Order Establishes Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning

Iowa Governor signed executive order number one

An Executive Order signed by Governor Kim Reynolds for the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning will help expand student and business work-based learning opportunities. Read more about Executive Order Establishes Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning

Preparing Students for the Future

Waukee high school students

In an effort to help expand Iowa’s talent pipeline, initial models have been set in motion to help students identify skills and paths to pursue specific careers and gain necessary certifications and competencies for local employers. These models will helps students gain employable skills and recognize the opportunities that exist in their own backyard. Read more about Preparing Students for the Future

STEM BEST: Fort Madison High School

Fort Madison high school students

"Our community partners were reinforcing the idea that students needed to learn in a way consistent with the current world of work," said Greg Smith, principal at Fort Madison High School. "They agreed with us that to be successful as adults, students needed to practice problem-solving in group settings. Read more about STEM BEST: Fort Madison High School

STEM BEST: DelCo BEST

DelCo BEST students talk with STEM BEST Partner

STEM BEST® is a win-win-win. It creates projects for students to explore their passions. It opens doors for businesses to contribute to career awareness and shape the future workforce. It presents examples for teachers to connect content areas to the jobs outside school walls. Read more about STEM BEST: DelCo BEST