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Iowa State University Career Fair: Create your talent pipeline.

Workforce Services for Iowa businesses

The days of simply hanging out a “Help Wanted” sign and waiting are over. Iowa has fewer people in the workforce than ever before, and qualified employees are expected to remain in short supply for the foreseeable future. So doesn’t it make sense to build a pool of potential team members before they are needed?

CIRAS has a variety of methods to help Iowa companies create their own talent pipelines. K-12 outreach programs help businesses make contact with school-age students early and get them thinking about careers in Iowa industry, while Manufacturing Day activities give companies a chance to show off factory technology to their communities. CIRAS also can help ease the process of hiring Iowa State University students or assist local economic developers with growing the economy in other ways.

Connect to Iowa State University Students

Growing Iowa communities require growing Iowa businesses – but those businesses can’t grow without people. Industries can’t expand without highly-skilled employees contributing to development and growth. CIRAS knows where to find some of these employees. Iowa State University sent more than 3,400 graduates to work in Iowa businesses during the 2016-17 academic year. CIRAS can … Continue reading Connect to Iowa State University Students

FIRST LEGO League in your Community

FIRST LEGO League (FLL) is an international program created by FIRST and LEGO and designed to get children interested in and excited about science, technology, and engineering. Every year, a new challenge is released that engages the teams in hands-on robotics design and scientific research. The goal is to encourage Iowa youth to become science and … Continue reading FIRST LEGO League in your Community

Iowa Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of innovators and makers. While national Manufacturing Day is officially the first day of each October, companies and community organizations can plan events for any date that works best for them. Iowa Manufacturing Day events are a great first step in … Continue reading Iowa Manufacturing Day

K-12 STEM Engagement

We help Iowa companies develop strategy to impact their communities for talent expansion through engagement with K-12 audiences including students, educators, and parents. Since our creation in 2002, we have worked with hundreds of partnering industry and organizations to increase reach to Iowa STEM talent. We help businesses and economic developers by: Building a diverse … Continue reading K-12 STEM Engagement