Workforce & Education

70% of Iowan's Have Completed Education or Training Beyond High School

Iowa College Aid, 2014

#2 CEO's Rank Iowa's Worker Quality

Chief Executive, 2017

1.66 MIowa's Labor Force Participation Rate is One of the Largest in the Country

Iowa has all of the key elements to provide a smart, productive workforce, necessary to foster business growth. Not only does the K-12 public education system consistently lead the nation in graduation rates, students are also at the top on ACT and SAT scores. Lifelong learning is paramount in personal and professional growth.
Iowa has a network of technical colleges, public and private colleges and universities to produce the workforce necessary to support Iowa’s employers. Workforce training programs are also readily available through our extensive community college network.