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CEDAR VALLEY FLOOD RESOURCES

Date Posted: September 23rd, 2016 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: No Comments

With heavy rains, flooding is hitting the Cedar Valley. Water levels are expected to go even higher tomorrow, so be prepared to take action. I want you all to be safe!   This update provides some resources that can help. Please share with friends and family.   Flood information The Iowa Flood Center has up-to-date […]

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TOMORROW – LISTENING POST ON STATE’S VISION & SUPPORT FOR UNI

Date Posted: September 14th, 2016 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: No Comments

I’ve organized a public listening post at the University of Northern Iowa from 11:30 AM to 1 PM on Thursday, September 15, in the University Room of Maucker Union.   Key legislators will be on hand to hear concerns about the state’s vision and on-going support for UNI. That includes the impact of tuition increases […]

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TODAY – WATERLOO MEDICAID LISTENING SESSION

Date Posted: September 13th, 2016 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: No Comments

The Iowa Department of Human Services is holding a public listening session on Iowa Health Link, the state’s new managed care program. Our regional meeting will be in Waterloo on September 14, 3-5 p.m. at Hawkeye Community College, Tama Hall Room 102, 1501 E. Orange Road. For more information, go to https://dhs.iowa.gov/iahealthlink/IHL-Public-Comment-Meetings.  

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IOWANS MUST FILE UNEMPLOYMENT CLAIMS ONLINE

Date Posted: September 13th, 2016 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: No Comments

Iowans filing continuing unemployment claims will soon need to complete the process online rather than over the phone. Iowa Workforce Development’s Unemployment Insurance Division will end the phone option October 1.   Those receiving unemployment benefits should have received a letter about the change. The letter outlines how to file a weekly claim or check […]

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APPLY FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION FUNDING

Date Posted: September 12th, 2016 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: No Comments

Historic photographs, manuscripts, newspapers and vital records document Iowa’s past. To help Iowans care for them, the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs has launched a special round of historical resource project grants. The special round of grants comes in the documentary collections category of the Historical Resource Development Program, which provides matching grants to preserve, […]

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“PRIOR LEARNING” CAN HELP BUILD A SKILLED WORKFORCE

Date Posted: September 11th, 2016 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: No Comments

By 2020, 65 percent of jobs will require a college degree or postsecondary credential. However, at current rates of degree completion, the nation may see a shortage of five million skilled workers, according to a 2015 report by the Council for Adult & Experiential Learning.   Prior Learning Assessment may help by awarding college credit […]

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WIN $1,000 FOR YOUR SCHOOL

Date Posted: September 10th, 2016 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: No Comments

The Iowa Safe Schools Alliance is sponsoring a video contest for Iowa high school students. The winner will get $1,000 for their school. The video should focus on the mission of the Iowa Safe Schools Alliance to assist schools in preparing for, mitigating, responding to and recovering from natural and man-made threats and incidents. For […]

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IOWA BOOSTS APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING

Date Posted: September 9th, 2016 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: No Comments

Funding from the U.S. Department of Labor will help build on Iowa’s efforts to increase our number of skilled workers.   Iowa Workforce Development has been awarded a $200,000 ApprenticeshipUSA State Accelerator Grant to help us do more with our apprenticeship programs. The funding will help Iowa expand apprenticeships in a variety of industries, including […]

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2016 WOMEN OF INNOVATION AWARDS

Date Posted: September 8th, 2016 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: No Comments

Through Sept. 16, nominations are being accepted for Iowa’s annual Women of Innovation Awards. The awards recognize and celebrate women in business, government or academia who are leaders in science, technology, engineering and math. College students and those in grades 7-12 will also be recognized and are eligible to win $2,500 scholarships. To submit a […]

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HELP PLAN HOW IOWA CAN IMPROVE OUR SKILLED WORKFORCE

Date Posted: September 7th, 2016 | Author: Jeff | Category: Under the Dome Update | Comments: No Comments

On August 29, Governor Branstad announced he’s establishing a Future Ready Iowa Alliance to come up with a plan to ensure 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce has education or training beyond high school by 2025.   This is part of Iowa’s commitment to closing the skills gap so that Iowans have great career opportunities, and […]

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