Iowa Business Training, Events, and Workshops

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues, the Center for Industrial Research and Service (CIRAS) continues to prioritize the health and safety of our communities, clients, and staff. At this time, CIRAS is holding in-person and virtual events. CIRAS is continually updating our delivery methods and safety controls to meet guidance of public health professionals. Full refunds will be issued for canceled events and to those unable to attend rescheduled events. Please contact us at ciras@iastate.edu or 515-294-3420 with any questions.

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October 2021


ILC 2021 Annual Conference

10/26/2021 - 10/27/2021, Throughout Iowa

Address: Main site will be Prairie Meadows

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium In Person Central Iowa 

Details: Registration is open! Join us in Altoona, Sioux Center, Council Bluffs, Muscatine, Dubuque, or Virtually. Our keynote speakers are John "Gucci" Foley and Neil Pasricha. For more information, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu

 

OSHA 501 Trainer Course for General Industry

10/26/2021 - 10/29/2021, Davenport, IA

Address: Birchwood Fields Learning Center 4620 E 53rd St Davenport, IA

Productivity In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: The OSHA 501 class authorizes participants who complete this train-the-trainer course to conduct 10 & 30 hour outreach classes to general industry and issue OTI general industry 10 and 30 hour participation cards. Course time is spent learning and practicing adult training techniques. Students will participate in the development and delivery of lectures covering general industry safety topics during class.

 

COVID: OSHA Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies for Worker Protection

10/27/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every other Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from October 2021 - December 2021. The program will offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and learn about the emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19, as well as keep up to date on information as OSHA gives updates. Information on each webinar, dates, and registration links are available at the link below. For more, contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

ISU Supplier Orientation

10/28/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Want to do business with Iowa State University? This one-hour webinar is designed to explain CIRAS government contracting assistance and show would-be vendors how the Iowa State procurement process works. Attendees will be connected to an Iowa State procurement official who will discuss bidding invoicing, and payment processes, as well as what and how the university prefers to purchase. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

CIRAS Service Showcase Series

10/28/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Technology Government Contracting Food Industry Iowa Lean Consortium COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: A monthly webinar which focuses on one of the many services that CIRAS offers.

 

 

November 2021


OSHA 500 Trainer Course for Construction

11/2/2021 - 11/5/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, IA

Productivity In Person Central Iowa 

Details: The OSHA 500 class authorizes participants who complete this train-the-trainer course to conduct 10 & 30 hour outreach classes to the construction industry and issue OTI Construction 10 & 30 hour participation cards. Course time is spent learning and practicing adult training techniques. Students will participate in the development and delivery of lectures covering construction safety topics during class.

 

Cybersecurity or Business Security? - DIYs for Small Businesses

11/2/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details:  Today, every small business is using some type of digital platform or tool to complete transactions, advertise, store data, etc. Therefore, putting a fence or physical lock on your door alone will not fully secure your business. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) outlines a variety of cybersecurity practices that you can implement YOURSELF. This webinar will discuss free and effective resources that you can leverage to keep your business safe. For more, contact Shankar Srinivasan at srigshan@iastate.edu.

 

CIRAS' 2021 Video Marketing Boot Camp

11/3/2021 - 11/19/2021, Webinar

Growth Webinar 

Details: CIRAS' 2021 Video Marketing Boot Camp is a great opportunity to learn the fundamentals of video, so they can be applied practically to your company. You will learn the necessary groundwork to produce professional results by exploring equipment and software options, strategies for shaping your message and getting in front of the right audience. Each week for 4 weeks there will be a training session, time for attendees to apply the learning, and a follow-up coaching session where attendees can ask questions about their specific circumstances. For more, contact Paul Gormley at gormley@iastate.edu.

 

Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) Annual Conference

11/3/2021, Des Moines, IA

Growth Leadership Government Contracting In Person Central Iowa 

Details: All-day conference focused on educational/informational and networking opportunities for DBE's in the Iowa DOT roads/bridges construction industry. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

OSHA 521 Industrial Hygiene

11/9/2021 - 11/12/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, IA

Productivity In Person Central Iowa 

Details: This course covers industrial hygiene practices and related OSHA regulations and procedures. Course topics include recognition, evaluation, and control of chemical, physical, biological and ergonomic hazards, Permissible Exposure Limits (PEL), OSHA health standards, respiratory protection, engineering controls, OSHA sampling protocols and strategies, and workplace health program elements. The Iowa-Illinois Safety Council offers this OSHA course as a Host Training Organization of The Great Plains OSHA Education Center.

 

COVID: OSHA Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies for Worker Protection

11/10/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every other Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from October 2021 - December 2021. The program will offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and learn about the emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19, as well as keep up to date on information as OSHA gives updates. Information on each webinar, dates, and registration links are available at the link below. For more, contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

OSHA 502 Update for Construction Industry

11/15/2021 - 11/17/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, IA

Productivity In Person Central Iowa 

Details: This 3 day course is designed for those instructors who have completed the OSHA 500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry and who are authorized trainers in the OSHA Outreach Training Program. This program provides an update on OSHA compliance, standards and industry best practices and will allow instructors to continue to conduct OSHA 10 & 30 hour outreach training. Given the Outreach Training Program for Construction Industry Safety and Health, up-to-date OSHA Construction Standards, and current status as an Authorized Outreach Trainer, the participants will be able to demonstrate professional development in their field by applying effective adult learning principles and interactive training techniques to clearly identify, define and explain construction industry hazards and acceptable corrective measures in accordance with the 29 CFR 1926 OSHA Construction Standards and Industry best Practices as they continue to teach 10 and 30 hour OSHA Outreach Courses.

 

Heat Treat and Hardness Testing

11/16/2021, Webinar

Technology Webinar 

Details: Advanced Heat Treat Corp. and CIRAS invite you to attend an educational webinar on heat treatment and hardness testing. During this free 90-minute webinar, you'll learn about the benefits and limitations of several heat treatments such as gas & ion nitriding, induction hardening, and carburizing. You'll also cover hardness testing techniques, conversions, and more. For more, contact Adam Boesenberg at aboesenb@iastate.edu.

 

Journey to Your Vision Seminar

11/17/2021, Maquoketa, IA

Address: Timber Center 1005 E Platt Street Maquoketa, IA 52060

Growth In Person Eastern Iowa 

Details: We will be following COVID guidelines with social distancing. Please feel free to bring a face covering or mask. There will be bottled water available and wrapped snack and box style lunch available. Every business faces peaks and valleys as they progress through stages of growth. Do you know what stage your business is in and how you can reach the next level? Attend this valuable one-day seminar to help stack the odds in your favor by understanding the stages of business growth, their unique challenges, and methods to overcome them. Led by Mike Kleis, President - Renaissance Executive Forums of Iowa and Joel Bennett, Lead Consultant - Veel Hoeden Consulting, this "hands-on" event will provide an opportunity to discuss your challenges with other business owners and utilize the collective power of their experience to help you address these barriers head on.

 

Iowa’s TSB Program, & Introduction to the Small Business Development Center

11/17/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Iowa’s Targeted Small Business (TSB) program exists to help women, people with minority status, service-connected disabled veterans, and individuals with disabilities overcome hurdles to start or grow small businesses in Iowa. Each webinar will help you understand more about the TSB program and how to do business with a particular government agency. For more, contact Julie Fagle at jafagle@iastate.edu.

 

NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety

11/18/2021 - 11/19/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, IA

Productivity In Person Central Iowa 

Details: The triennial update of the NFPA 70E is here and we are pleased that The ESCO Group, an Iowa-Illinois Safety Council member, will be providing a 2-day training course guiding us through the new standard with emphasis on the updated changes from the 2018 edition. Some of the changes that will be covered include, definitions, general requirements for electrical safety-related work practices, establishing a safe work condition, work involving electrical hazards, plus •General electrical safety including arc flash labels, shock and arc flash hazards •The current NFPA 70E guidance/requirements •Requirements for electrical safety programs •OSHA guidance/requirements for electrical safety (1910.300 series) and LOTO (1910.147) •Multimeter safety, shock and arc flash PPE

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

11/19/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

Details: ILC member may join us on the third Friday of each month for Lean Coffee, a place where continuous improvement professionals can share ideas and grow. We meet as a large group, then separate into breakout rooms where we vote on topics of interest for detailed discussion. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

Using SAM.gov

11/22/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Landing government contracts requires knowing where to look for potential sales and understanding the landscape once you find a buyer who needs what you have to sell. This 60-minute webinar will show you how to use the SAM.gov website to find potential bidding opportunities, how to generate email alerts when the federal government is preparing to purchase your item or service, and how to run some basic reports about past contract history. For more, contact Justin Niceswanger at jnice@iastate.edu.

 

COVID: OSHA Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies for Worker Protection

11/24/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every other Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from October 2021 - December 2021. The program will offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and learn about the emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19, as well as keep up to date on information as OSHA gives updates. Information on each webinar, dates, and registration links are available at the link below. For more, contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

 

December 2021


Iowa Dept. of Administrative Services (DAS) Vendor Orientation

12/1/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: The Iowa Dept. of Administrative Services (DAS) is a state agency which handles various functions in support of other state agencies. In this one-hour webinar, DAS will explain how contractors can do business with them. The presentation will cover the following information: - Learn the basics of public procurement. - Learn about what the State purchases. - Learn where to find solicitations. - Learn who to contact. - Learn where to find other procurement information.

 

Identifying State and Local Government Markets

12/1/2021, Webinar

Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Government Contracting can be a valuable tool for growing and developing an Iowa business. But how do you get started selling to the government if you don’t have contacts at the Pentagon? This 30-minute webinar will show you how to focus on local governments and find potential customers at the school district or state agency just down the street. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

Procurement Management 101

12/2/2021, Ames, IA

Address: EDIR Core Facility - 1805 Collaboration Pl Ames, IA 50010

Growth Leadership In Person Central Iowa 

Details: This workshop will provide training on basic procurement processes, best practices and provide you with tools to improve your procurement. Purchased goods and services often represent the largest cost category for an organization. Improved and consistent management of this function, especially during these challenging times, is critical to an organization's success. For more, contact Marc Schneider at maschn@iastate.edu.

 

Information security workshop: Secure your business

12/3/2021, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Place

Leadership Technology In Person Central Iowa 

Details: Technology is changing faster than it ever has, That is creating serious new risk for Iowa manufacturers. A rapidly advancing wave of industrial progress promises to make your company more productive than it's ever been. It also is making you more vulnerable than ever before. Join CIRAS and three Iowa cybersecurity firms for a wide-ranging discussion of the benefits and problems associated with the business in the information age. For more information, contact Shankar Srinivasan at srigshan@iastate.edu.

 

Defensive Driving 6 Hour Course

12/3/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, IA

Productivity In Person Central Iowa 

Details: DDC 6 is a fast-paced, six-hour driver improvement program. DDC 6 offers practical strategies to reduce collision-related injuries, fatalities, and costs. It addresses the importance of attitude in preventing accidents, and reinforces the good driving skills students already have. Most importantly, DDC 6 shows students the consequences of the choices they make behind the wheel, and puts defensive driving in a personal context. No other driver improvement course is so widely used by business and industry, courts and government agencies, state departments, municipalities, driving schools and the military. It’s one of the few driver improvement programs that offer consistent quality and content nationwide. Yet, flexible enough for us to customize the course to address driving and road conditions in your state or geographic area. In addition to standard road rules and regulations content, NSC’s DDC 6 course offers a fresh look into contemporary driving issues that impact our behavior and safety on the road way.

 

In Person ISO 9001:2015 Internal Auditor Training

12/6/2021 - 12/7/2021, Ames, IA

Address: 1805 Collaboration Place

Productivity In Person Central Iowa 

Details: Are you looking to improve your ISO 9001 audits? CIRAS is offering a two-day educational opportunity filled with practical insights and tips to help participants e??ffectively and efficiently conduct internal quality system audits. Speaker Rob Taylor, of Taylor Management Systems, has facilitated a combination of lectures as well as activities to display effective auditing practices. Participants will learn basic principles of auditing, note-taking, and report writing. Hands-on exercises will help you apply what you learn. For more information, contact kkistner@iastate.edu.

 

GovCon 101

12/6/2021, Webinar

Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: This webinar will give you an introduction to local, state, and federal Government Contracting, and address the various factors you may want to consider before entering this market. We'll discuss how the Government market differs from the commercial market, the pros and cons of servicing this market, how the government buys, and all the various steps required in order to sell to the Government. For questions, please contact Samantha Ferm at siferm@iastate.edu. Prerequisite: There are no recommended prerequisites for this session.

 

Iowa Food Industry Overview and Challenges

12/7/2021, Ames, IA

Address: 536 Farm House Lane Food Sciences Building - Room 1041 (CCUR Theatre)

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: The Iowa Food Industry face a wide variety of legislative and regulatory demands as well as supply chain, logistics, and workforce challenges. This ABI event hosted by CIRAS will review the current state of the Iowa Food Industry within the context of these challenges. For more, contact Troy Crowe at crowe@iastate.edu.

 

Safety Management Techniques

12/7/2021 - 12/10/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, IA

Productivity In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NSC Safety Management Techniques training takes a balanced approach to safety management. This four-day course addresses administrative, technical and cultural issues, helping you effectively manage projects and employees. Through discussions and in-class activities this course teaches winning strategies you can easily and cost-effectively implement for your company. You’ll gain the tools and skills to enhance your safety management techniques and influence your organization’s safety and health efforts.

 

Structured Problem Solving Virtual Workshop

12/7/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Webinar 

Details: To be successful at creating a culture of continuous improvement, team members and leaders must know how to apply structured problem-solving skills as well as coach others. This means they have to develop the ability to apply Plan-Do-Check-Adjust (PDCA) thinking to effective problem solving. Join us for this virtual training as we go beyond the basics of PDCA to explore the key skills needed for lasting success in problem solved. For more information, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu?.

 

ISU Supplier Orientation

12/7/2021, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Want to do business with Iowa State University? This one-hour webinar is designed to explain CIRAS government contracting assistance and show would-be vendors how the Iowa State procurement process works. Attendees will be connected to an Iowa State procurement official who will discuss bidding invoicing, and payment processes, as well as what and how the university prefers to purchase. For more, contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

COVID: OSHA Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies for Worker Protection

12/8/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every other Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from October 2021 - December 2021. The program will offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and learn about the emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19, as well as keep up to date on information as OSHA gives updates. Information on each webinar, dates, and registration links are available at the link below. For more, contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

Food Talks

12/9/2021, Webinar

Growth Leadership Productivity Food Industry Webinar 

Details: This one-hour webinar is the online home for a quarterly round table where Iowa food manufacturers can discuss a variety of food safety issues. Whether you’re new to food safety regulations or well positioned for the future, this group will be a place where you can discuss challenges and learn about the successful practices of others. For more, contact Kim Anderson at kandrson@iastate.edu.

 

Hazwoper 8 Hour Refresher

12/14/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, IA

Productivity In Person Central Iowa 

Details: Annual refresher training is required for the those employees engaged in mandatory and voluntary clean-up of hazardous substances at federal or state national priority list and RCRA sites; as well as, employees working at Treatment, Storage and Disposal (TSD) facilities; and for employees acting as emergency responders to events in which hazardous substances have been released or there is a threat of release of a hazardous substance. OSHA requires employees be refreshed on their responsibilities to maintain their level of competency for their specific level of activity. PREREQUISITE FOR THIS CLASS IS THE 24 OR 40 HOUR HAZWOPER TRAINING

 

Supplier Scouting: How CIRAS Can Help

12/14/2021, Webinar

Growth Webinar 

Details: Supplier sourcing can look different for everyone. Maybe your current suppliers are experiencing unanticipated delays due to workforce shortages, are looking for a new machine shop to add to your supply chain, or need to identify a new source for your raw materials. Join this informational webinar for an overview of CIRAS' new Supplier Scouting service and how we can help! For more, contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

First Aid Instructor Development Course

12/15/2021 - 12/17/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, IA

Productivity In Person Central Iowa 

Details: Become a certified NSC First Aid Instructor. The National Safety Council offers certification in first aid and CPR training, whether you need to be an instructor at your workplace or you’re looking to teach as part of a community effort.

 

ILC Virtual Lean Coffee

12/17/2021, Webinar

Productivity Iowa Lean Consortium Lean Coffee 

Details: ILC member may join us on the third Friday of each month for Lean Coffee, a place where continuous improvement professionals can share ideas and grow. We meet as a large group, then separate into breakout rooms where we vote on topics of interest for detailed discussion. For more, contact Tracy Schuster at tschust@iastate.edu.

 

COVID:OSHA Requirements, Suggestions and Strategies for Worker Protection

12/22/2021, Webinar

Leadership COVID-19 Webinar 

Details: Iowa State University is offering an information and training module to prepare employees, supervisors, and owners of manufacturing and construction companies for OSHA requirements, suggestions and strategies for worker protection from COVID-19 in the workplace. The curriculum consists of one 90 minute webinar that will be offered every other Wednesday 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM from October 2021 - December 2021. The program will offer attendees the opportunity to ask questions, share experiences and learn about the emergency temporary standard (ETS) for COVID-19, as well as keep up to date on information as OSHA gives updates. Information on each webinar, dates, and registration links are available at the link below. For more, contact Mike O'Donnell at modonnll@iastate.edu.

 

OSHA 10 Hour Construction

12/27/2021 - 12/28/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, IA

Productivity In Person Central Iowa 

Details: The OSHA 10 Hour Construction course is designed for Safety personnel, managers, supervisors, insurance loss control professionals and anyone having responsibility for OSHA compliance in the construction industry. This course provides information on employee rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint, as well as how to identify, abate, avoid and prevent job related hazards on a construction site.

 

OSHA 30 Hour Construction

12/27/2021 - 12/30/2021, West Des Moines, IA

Address: IISC Office 1501 42nd St STE 100 West Des Moines, IA

Productivity In Person Central Iowa 

Details: OSHA's 30 Hour Construction course is designed for Safety personnel, managers, supervisors, insurance loss control professionals and anyone having responsibility for OSHA compliance in the construction industry. This course provides an in-depth review of hazard awareness. Special emphasis is placed on areas in construction that most commonly result in worker injury or property damage. Additional topics are designed to provide attendees with a solid base of knowledge in hazard awareness and control measures to use to effectively manage safety and health on construction sites. The course also covers basic instructional approaches, improving compliance communication, and training at the work site.

 

 

January 2022


Cured Meat Short Course

1/18/2022 - 1/20/2022, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: With a focus on the technology of cured meat processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available. Since the enrollment in this short course is limited to 60, you will have ample opportunity to have your questions answered directly by the speakers and staff. Iowa State University's modern meat laboratory facilities allow you to observe demonstrations in a setting that provides access to the latest technology.

 

Using SAM.gov

1/24/2022, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Landing government contracts requires knowing where to look for potential sales and understanding the landscape once you find a buyer who needs what you have to sell. This 60-minute webinar will show you how to use the SAM.gov website to find potential bidding opportunities, how to generate email alerts when the federal government is preparing to purchase your item or service, and how to run some basic reports about past contract history. For more, contact Justin Niceswanger at jnice@iastate.edu.

 

Regulatory Updates for Government Contractors presented by Matt Schoonover

1/25/2022, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: In this presentation, government contracts attorney Matthew Schoonover will highlight some of the most consequential regulatory changes that impact small business government contractors. Topics will include changes to the domestic preference requirements, the minimum wage hike for federal contractors, updates to the limitation on subcontracting, changing DUNS number requirements, and more. For more, contact Jodi Essex at jodir@iastate.edu.

 

 

February 2022


Fresh Pork Workshop

2/7/2022 - 2/9/2022, Ames, IA

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NEW COURSE Course information coming soon! Watch this site for details

 

Iowa Dept. of Administrative Services (DAS) Vendor Orientation

2/9/2022, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: The Iowa Dept. of Administrative Services (DAS) is a state agency which handles various functions in support of other state agencies. In this one-hour webinar, DAS will explain how contractors can do business with them. The presentation will cover the following information: - Learn the basics of public procurement. - Learn about what the State purchases. - Learn where to find solicitations. - Learn who to contact. - Learn where to find other procurement information.

 

 

March 2022


Snack Stick Short Course

3/22/2022 - 3/24/2022, Ames, IA

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NEW COURSE Course information coming soon! Watch this site for details

 

HACCP Workshop - Spring

3/29/2022 - 3/31/2022, Ames, IA

Address: Quality Inn & Suites Conference Center 2601 East 13th Street Ames, IA 50010

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: The HACCP workshop will be held at the Quality Inn & Suites Converence Center March 29-31, 2022. The course is designed to review the philosophy and principles of the Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point system and to discuss how to implement HACCP in plants. This HACCP training program is consistent with the intent and scope of the USDA, FSIS regulation.his course is designed for individuals that have little or no knowledge of HACCP and individuals that would like to have a refresher on HACCP and learn of the changes that have taken place in HACCP during the last 2-3 years. One of the working groups will be designated an ''Advanced HACCP Training Working Group.'' This working group, which is limited to those that are already HACCP trained, will discuss Validation, Verification, Reassessment, Lethality, Stabilization and Listeria Control.

 

 

April 2022


Iowa Dept. of Administrative Services (DAS) Vendor Orientation

4/6/2022, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: The Iowa Dept. of Administrative Services (DAS) is a state agency which handles various functions in support of other state agencies. In this one-hour webinar, DAS will explain how contractors can do business with them. The presentation will cover the following information: - Learn the basics of public procurement. - Learn about what the State purchases. - Learn where to find solicitations. - Learn who to contact. - Learn where to find other procurement information.

 

Dry & Semi-Dry Sausage Short Course

4/12/2022 - 4/14/2022, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: With a focus on the technology of dry and semi-dry sausage processing, short course topics range from lectures on basic meat science to demonstrations of processing techniques. Speakers, nationally and internationally recognized authorities in their fields, will provide information about the latest technology available. Since the enrollment in this short course is limited to 60, you will have ample opportunity to have your questions answered directly by the speakers and staff. Iowa State University's modern meat laboratory facilities allow you to observe demonstrations in a setting that provides access to the latest technology.

 

BBQ Workshop

4/30/2022, Ames, IA

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NEW COURSE Course information coming soon! Watch this site for details

 

 

May 2022


Using SAM.gov

5/2/2022, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: Landing government contracts requires knowing where to look for potential sales and understanding the landscape once you find a buyer who needs what you have to sell. This 60-minute webinar will show you how to use the SAM.gov website to find potential bidding opportunities, how to generate email alerts when the federal government is preparing to purchase your item or service, and how to run some basic reports about past contract history. For more, contact Justin Niceswanger at jnice@iastate.edu.

 

Iowa Dept. of Administrative Services (DAS) Vendor Orientation

5/18/2022, Webinar

Growth Government Contracting Webinar 

Details: The Iowa Dept. of Administrative Services (DAS) is a state agency which handles various functions in support of other state agencies. In this one-hour webinar, DAS will explain how contractors can do business with them. The presentation will cover the following information: - Learn the basics of public procurement. - Learn about what the State purchases. - Learn where to find solicitations. - Learn who to contact. - Learn where to find other procurement information.

 

 

July 2022


Sausage and Processed Meats

7/18/2022 - 7/22/2022, Ames, IA

Address: Iowa State University Meat Laboratory

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: The course will cover fresh sausage, cooked sausage and dry and semi-dry sausage in addition to sectioned and formed cured meats and whole muscle precooked meats. A special feature will be a presentation on “specialty sausage products.” The course will use a hands-on approach to meat process­ing. Under the supervision of an instructor, participants will be divided into teams and have the opportunity to formulate and manufacture a processed meat product.

 

 

October 2022


Deli Short Course

10/4/2022 - 10/6/2022, Ames, IA

Food Industry In Person Central Iowa 

Details: NEW COURSE Course information coming soon! Watch this site for details