There’s still time to apply for the Entry-Level Driver Training program! Employers, nonprofits, and employer consortiums can apply for the new grant opportunity, which will provide $6 million to support key training programs designed to prepare potential drivers for CDL skills or knowledge tests. The program aims to support training pathways to create more drivers with CDL licenses across the state. Grant applications must be submitted through IowaGrants.gov by Feb. 3, 2023 at 11:59 AM.Grant
The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce still has sponsorships available for our workforce development department. Please see the current and available list below. If you are interested please email Drew at Drew@councilbluffsiowa.com Workforce Development Sponsors This is a great sponsorship for any business looking to get its business informed of Council Bluffs' workforce and partners. Workforce Development Sponsor $3,000 1 of 2 available Benefits: This sponsor will receive
The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce is working with Iowa Workforce Development on our 2023 LaborShed Employment Study. This study is critical to our ability to assess our workforce, workforce gaps, wages, top industries and more! If you have not yet completed this quick survey, please do so now. We currently only have 25% of our employers completed. A sample of the labor shed is attached here.A letter from IWD about the LaborShed is attached here. The survey excel sheet is attached here
Governor Reynolds Awards Second Round of Child Care Business Incentive GrantsGrants will support child care slots and give employers greater flexibility to help their employeesDES MOINES, IOWA – Governor Kim Reynolds today announced a second round of grant awards targeted at supporting child care slots through meaningful business incentives. A total of $443,234 will be awarded through Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to support five projects
Funding Opportunity for New Summer Youth Internship Grants to Open January 16Grants support internships to help Iowa’s youth gain valuable work experience in high-demand careers DES MOINES, IOWA – Governor Reynolds today announced a new round of funding that will soon be open to support Summer Youth Internship opportunities across Iowa. A total of $379,000 will be available for Future Ready Iowa’s Summer Youth Internship Program grants, which support the creation of internship programs for Iowa’s youth
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE December 5, 2022www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov Media Contact Alex Murphy, 515-802-0986Alex.Murphy@Governor.Iowa.Gov Jesse Dougherty, firstname.lastname@example.org Gov. Reynolds announces new entry-level CDL training programDES MOINES, IOWA – Today Governor Kim Reynolds announced the newly created Iowa Entry-Level Driver Training Program to provide more opportunities for interested truck drivers to obtain their commercial driver's license (CDL) in
5 Benefits of Joining Your Local Chamber of CommerceLearn how your local chamber can create business contacts, increase credibility, expand your network, provide resources, and support professional development.A chamber of commerce is an integrated business network that works toward the common interests of small businesses in local areas across the United States. Your local chamber of commerce can offer visibility, credibility, support, and more for your new or growing business.Here are five reasons why
The CB Chamber is a proud sponsor of the 2022 REV Pitch Competition. TS Bank has partnered with Advance Southwest Iowa to host REV, a pitch competition with $14,000 in prize money, on Tuesday, November 1, 2022 from 4-7 p.m. at the Hoff Family Arts and Culture Center. Attendees will have the opportunity to watch pitches live from five REV finalists, all local entrepreneurs and business owners, beginning at 4 p.m. They will also have the chance to meet the finalists to learn more about their businesses,
The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) and Iowa Economic Development Authority to complete a Laborshed employment study for the Council Bluffs area. This study will geographically define which communities contribute to Council Bluffs’ workforce, regardless of political boundaries. This defined area is called a Laborshed area and is based upon commuting patterns. The purpose of this Laborshed study is to measure the availability and
The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce has received a $5,000 grant from the Community Foundation for Western Iowa through the Women’s Fund of Southwest Iowa. This fund has been established to support programming designed to improve the quality of life and well-being of women and their families. The CB Chamber will utilize these funds to support Leveraging Individual Female Talent (L.I.F.T.) Mentor Program, a new workforce development program. “The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce is honored
Youth Leadership Council Bluffs (YLCB), a program of the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce, is designed to develop and educate youth to become socially minded, active young adults. YLCB is designed to create a two-fold investment. Community members and stakeholders invest in the development and education of youth by lending guidance to learn about community leadership. In turn, youth become invested in the community because of their experiences and the relationships established during the program.
The Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Alicia Frieze, workforce development director for the CB Chamber, has been selected to participate in LeadDIVERSITY’s fourth cohort beginning in September 2022. LeadDIVERSITY is a 9-month leadership program established by Inclusive Communities in partnership with the Omaha Public Power District, the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce, and TriFaith Initiative. This program is centered around creating organizational opportunities and
Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce and Leadership Council Bluffs Alumni Association are proud to introduce the 35th class of Leadership Council Bluffs. For 35 years, the Council Bluffs Area Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Leadership Council Bluffs Alumni Associations, has been helping to grow and develop leaders in the Council Bluffs community. Leadership Council Bluffs is designed to identify and develop leaders. Bringing individuals together from diverse backgrounds, Leadership
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