The Iowa Job Training Needs Subcommittee with co-chairs State Representative Wayne Ford of Des Moines and Senator Bill Dotzler of Waterloo met today in order to develop recommendations to revitalize Iowa’s workforce.

Even prior to the downturn in the economy, Democrats planned an interim committee on job training to develop ideas to improve Iowa’s workforce. The particular focus of this interim committee was on underserved populations, that includes low-income people, minorities, women, disabled and former non-violent felons reentering society.

This is one of the first steps to get Iowans back into the workforce. The time is right for Iowans to look at redeveloping their skills and finish the training they need for a new career, perhaps in a better paying job.

Also in attendance were State Representative Dave Jacoby of Coralville, State Representative Tom Schueller of Maquoketa, Senator Brian Schoenjahn of Arlington and Senator Roger Stewart of Preston.