On Friday, Gov. Kim Reynolds and members of President Trump’s American Workforce Advisory Board discussed how America’s recovery from COVID19 will be driven by upskilling and reskilling the American worker.
“Iowa is a proven blueprint for expanding opportunities through work based learning, registered apprenticeships, and skill-based hiring,” said Gov. Reynolds. “So while COVID19 forced all of us to reimagine how our workforce functions, there’s a path forward. Today’s conversations centered around cutting-edge job training, education, and investing in digital infrastructure to ensure the American people are coming back to the workforce poised for even greater success than ever before.”
Gov. Reynolds talked about how Iowa is getting back to work and how the President’s Executive Order on skills-based hiring can be amplified in all 50 states. Governor Reynolds specifically mentioned her own economic recovery advisory board, which held its first meeting yesterday in part to discuss modernizing Ioiwa’s economy in the wake of COVID19. Read more about the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board here.
The American Workforce Advisory Board is chaired by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump. Gov. Reynolds serves on two subcommittees on the Workforce Advisory Board: a subcommittee to Develop a Campaign to Promote Multiple Pathways to Career Success, chaired by Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, and a subcommittee to Modernize Candidate Recruitment and Training Practices.