Posted on 10/12/2011 at 10:24 AM by Global Reach

Iowa Workforce Development provides an excellent resource for counselors and teachers who work with students in career exploration and preparation classes in middle school and high school. There is a great deal of information available that might help guide youth to employment and training opportunities as they complete their I Have A Plan Iowa online portfolios. Below is just a sample of some of the information you can easily access with your students:

Industry Projections 2006-20016
Industry Projections for Iowa employment by industry.

Workforce Needs Assessment
The Workforce Needs Assessment was conducted by Iowa Workforce Development with support from the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. Employers were asked to provide information regarding both their current level of employment and their current and expected job vacancies. The goal of the survey was to collect and analyze data regarding the demand for workers and the skills required of workers in the area.

Apprenticeship Builds Skills
Registered Apprenticeship is a critical post-secondary education, training and employment option available in every state in the country.

All About Grad Schools
All About Grad Schools provides a comprehensive geographic directory of graduate schools in the United States along with test preparation information & recommended books.

Iowa Trends
Iowa Trends is Iowa Workforce Development's Iowa Labor Market Information news, trends and important economic indicators.

Iowa’s Workforce and the Economy
Iowa's Workforce and the Economy includes a discussion of Iowa’s key economic indicators as well as commentary on various aspects of the statewide economy.

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics is an agency that follows occupational trends. The following link provides guidance to young workers on exploring career options. http://www.bls.gov/k12/index.htm

Iowa Workforce Information Network (IWIN)
The Iowa Workforce Information Network (IWIN) is Iowa Workforce Development's web site for Iowa Labor Market Information

Resources:  http://www.youthforiowa.org/lmi.html as well as the links provided in the blog.

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