The workforce shortage and child care go hand in hand, and businesses need to get involved, leaders say.
Pruning away dried up programs, degrees, and academic centers while reframing, reformatting, or fashioning anew majors and curricular opportunities meeting student and employer demands is becoming increasingly imperative for institutions vying to attract and retain students from a shrinking pool of applicants.
As Iowa utility companies seek to make solar power a bigger part of the energy mix — spurred by the need to limit greenhouse gases to reduce the impacts of climate change — proposed solar installations have grown in size and number, causing more concerns from neighbors.
Earlier this year, in December and January, five children died by suicide in Polk County. State officials are seeking federal assistance in studying the pattern, but local mental health advocates say the pandemic’s impact on children across Iowans means providers have a lot of ground to cover in order to meet youth health needs.
Iowa Ideas Sep. 9, 2022 8:01 am18d ago
Iowa Ideas is returning this fall! This year’s tracks include: Community Development, Policy, Workforce, Health Care, Human & Social Services, Energy & Environment, Education, Diversity Equity & Inclusivity, as well as our brand new track this year – Arts & Culture.