Grant aims to increase number of skilled workers
Tuesday, December 04, 2012 2:49 PM
About 4,400 students will receive funding from a new state grant aimed at increasing the number of skilled workers in the state, according to the Iowa College Student Aid Commission.
The Iowa Skilled Workforce Tuition Grant is also known as the Kibbie Grant is for Iowa students enrolled in specified vocational-technical or career programs at Iowa community colleges.
Iowa Workforce Development estimates that some 50 percent of all jobs in the state require an associate's degree, certification, or apprenticeship training, but only 33 percent of Iowa workers have such skills.