Gov. Terry Branstad today
announced that Iowa has become the third state to join Get Skills to Work, a
program that helps veterans get job-specific training or transition their
military experience into careers in manufacturing.
Get Skills to Work was
founded in October 2012 by The Manufacturing Institute in partnership with General
Electric, Alcoa, Boeing and Lockheed Martin, and now has more than 500
manufacturing partners. The initiative's goal is to reach 100,000 veterans by
"We are excited to expand our Get Skills to Work program with Iowa's
statewide launch of the coalition," said institute President Jennifer
McNelly. "This program will help local manufacturers connect with skilled
veterans ready to enter the civilian workforce."
For more information,
visit the Skills to Work website.