Grand View partners with tech workforce platform SkillStorm
The Jacobson Institute at Grand View University announced the launch of a new training partnership designed to strengthen Iowa’s technology talent pipeline to support the state’s fast-growing tech industry. The initiative, powered by the tech workforce platform SkillStorm, intends to provide employers throughout Iowa and nationally with access to a deeper pool of qualified tech workers and a means of improving the skills of their present workforce. “The Jacobson Institute is driving a new era of tech talent development in Iowa and beyond,” Lynn Burks, executive director of the Jacobson Institute, said in a news release. “Through this transformative partnership, we’re providing cutting-edge tech training and certifications that provide Iowa businesses with a new resource to advance their employees’ skills, while laying the groundwork for sustained economic growth and innovation both regionally and nationally.” Several major tech companies already have facilities in Iowa, including John Deere, Workiva and Collins Aerospace, as well as startups in agricultural technology, financial technology, health technology and software development – all of which have accelerated the demand for qualified tech professionals in the state.