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Mission: Employable

Apr 26, 2022

Business leaders in Iowa are using work-based learning projects to recruit and train the next generation of talent from local schools. Iowa Association of Business and Industry Program Director Jessi McQuerrey explains how working with your educational partners can bring Iowa’s best and brightest to your doorstep. 

Apr 19, 2022

We’re back with DMACC on today’s episode of Mission: Employable. Rob Denson, President of Des Moines Area Community College, shares his unique journey into post-secondary education. Hear the advice he gives to upcoming college students, and how programs like the Last-Dollar Scholarship can provide educational...

Apr 12, 2022

Principal, the 5th largest employer in Iowa, is rethinking their hiring practices in a competitive labor market. Jon Couture, Principal Senior Chief Human Resource officer, shares how they are challenging common application requirements to find the right talent for...

Apr 5, 2022

Community partnerships can help schools introduce students to career pathways even before graduation. Jacque Goodman, Iowa Valley Community School District Vice Chancellor of Education and Training, explains how the school district is working with business partners like Alliant Energy to recruit high school students for...