Build Your Future Workforce

Students need engagement with our employers to explore careers, develop work-ready skills, and imagine a future in ICR IOWA. Here are three ways you can make that difference.

Host an Internship or Job Shadow through Workplace Learning Connection

By offering an internship to a high school student, you are giving them the opportunity to explore a career path and develop their confidence, skills, and connections. Internships can not only help a student develop critical knowledge and skills, but can also help employers build interest in their industry and identify valuable future employees.


Job shadows or worksite tours are another great way to get involved with a student’s career exploration process. Job shadows can show students a “day in the life” and see what is expected of a certain career. Worksite tours allow students to ask questions about specific opportunities.

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Inspire and Prepare Young People to Succeed in a Global Economy with Junior Achievement

Junior Achievement gives young people the knowledge and skills they need to plan for their futures and make smart academic and economic choices. Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa is actively seeking both corporate and individual volunteers for the 2018-2019 school year. A corporate volunteer visits the classroom during work hours to share valuable work experiences and inspire students to pursue their dreams. If you aren’t affiliated with a corporation already partnered with Junior Achievement, you can directly volunteer in the community with Junior Achievement of Eastern Iowa.

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Guide Your Industry’s Workforce Strategies

Join an ICR Sector Board to help develop and implement specific strategies to grow a pipeline of talent for your industry.

Join Forces at ICRIOWA.ORG

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