Gov. Terry Branstad and Iowa Workforce Development are launching a new initiative to create better opportunities for skilled workers.

Branstad and other Iowa officials will announce the program at 11 a.m. Monday at MidAmerican Energy Co.'s Des Moines office at 201 S.E. First St.

The program will help Iowans access job ready certification, let employers determine baseline skills for employees and help Iowans trying to improve job skills, according to a release.