Growth 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. We have made the decision to cancel, postpone, or move online all CIRAS in-person events through the end of July. Webinars will continue as planned. 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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May 2020


Trade Talk Series - Opening Trade: Global Options for Iowa

5/27/2020, Webinar

Growth Webinar 

Details: Country Focus: Europe. You will learn status of country-specific export markets, emerging trade and economic information, and opportunities for Iowa exporters. Email international@iowaeda.com with attendee name(s) and email(s) to receive webinar login details. Webinars will also be available on-demand for later viewing. For questions, reach out to Marc Schneider at maschn@iastate.edu

 

Practical Analytic Techniques - Industry 4.0

5/27/2020, Webinar

Growth Technology Webinar 

Details: Forrester reports that between 60 percent and 73 percent of all data within an enterprise goes unused for analytics. This webinar was designed to provide relatively easy-to-use analytical tools that can help Iowa manufactures make better use of their data. Two experts will show you how to use Seasonality Forecasting and Control Charts to make better decisions about managing your resources and when you should act.

 

FUTURE READY IOWA WEBINAR SERIES: Registered Apprenticeships in Non-Traditional Fields

5/29/2020, Webinar

Growth Webinar 

Details: Registered Apprenticeships are training and education pathways that can help meet the skilled workforce shortage in Iowa while providing great opportunities for Iowans. Registered Apprenticeships are growing in fields such as healthcare, engineering, IT, hospitality and more. Learn how these programs are redefining what it means to be a registered apprentice. Employers share the innovative strategies they have used to address their challenges for building a skilled workforce. The Future Ready Iowa webinar series connects you with information about the key workforce programs related to the hiring, training, and retaining of a skilled workforce. Employers, educators, job seekers, and community organizations are encouraged to sign up for the monthly webinars. Each webinar will last between 30-45 minutes with time for questions at the end. Each webinar will be recorded and made available on this page if you were unable to attend.

 

 

June 2020


Harvesting the Low Hanging Fruit

6/3/2020, Webinar

Growth GovCon 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 questions, please contact Mary Zimmerman at maryz@iastate.edu.

 

Trade Talk Series - Opening Trade: Global Options for Iowa

6/3/2020, Webinar

Growth Webinar 

Details: Country Focus: SE Asia. You will learn the status of country-specific export markets, emerging trade and economic information, and opportunities for Iowa exporters. Email international@iowaeda.com with attendee name(s) and email(s) to receive webinar login details. Webinars will also be available on-demand for later viewing.

 

Trade Talk Series - Opening Trade: Global Options for Iowa

6/10/2020, Webinar

Growth Webinar 

Details: Country Focus: Mexico. You will learn the status of country-specific export markets, emerging trade and economic information, and opportunities for Iowa exporters. Email international@iowaeda.com with attendee name(s) and email(s) to receive webinar login details. Webinars will also be available on-demand for later viewing.

 

 

August 2020


Is the GSA Schedule Right for Your Company?

8/26/2020, Webinar

Growth GovCon Webinar 

Details: The General Services administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program can be a valuable tool for selling to the federal government. But will it work for your company? This webinar will help participants learn how the program works and whether they qualify for a GSA schedule, as well as what will be necessary to keep a contract long-term. By the end of discussion, you'll have a better idea the program is a good fit for your business. For questions, please contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.

 

 

September 2020


GSA Consolidation: The Facts You Need to Know

9/24/2020, Webinar

Growth GovCon Webinar 

Details: In October, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) released its Consolidated Schedule, part of a three-phase program to combine the previous 24 separate schedules into one solicitation. This webinar is designed to help Iowa businesses understand the changes that are coming and how these new rules will affect the government contracting game. For questions, please contact Melissa Burant at mmburant@iastate.edu.