The Business and Education Center
The Business and Education Center, or BEC, is a
partnership of education, government and private sector organizations who
believe that preparing the future workforce is more about the synergy of a
good partnership than it is about individual success.
Young adults happy and successful in a changing
To build and maintain a competent central Iowa
workforce by partnering with business and education to create real-life
learning environments in the workplace and classroom.
Iowa Workforce Development's Role
Iowa Workforce Development is dedicated to the
concept that knowledge is power. Our intent is to promote workforce
development through youth and educator linkages to business that will
emphasize the power of the workplace as a learning environment. Iowa
Workforce Development commits resources to enable young people to make
informed career choices and be prepared for future success.
Ask us about the "Recommendations for
Learning" publication and other career resource information.
The ABI (Association of Business and Industry) Foundation's vision is to
be the premier provider of programming supporting the development of a
quality, educated workforce. This programming also encourages active
leadership in Iowa through an appreciation of the free market economy.
DMACC (Des Moines Area Community College) and area high schools have
formed a partnership to offer high school students opportunities to earn
college credit while still in high school. Juniors and seniors are able to
enroll and complete DMACC courses at their
high school or at
AEA: Heartland AEA
(Area Education Agency) supports children, families and
educators in the improvement of student learning. Heartland is committed to
improving education by supporting all learners through client-focused
services, partnerships and leadership.
Development Authority The
mission of Iowa Department Economic Authority is to
continually improve the economic well being of all Iowans by working in
focused partnerships with businesses, entrepreneurs, communities and
for Students: This is Iowa Workforce Development's
collection of resources for available for students interested in entering
the job market.
Learning Guide 2002 (PDF - 1.2 MB):
Developed in cooperation with the Iowa Association of Business and
Industry (ABI) Foundation, Iowa Department of Economic Development, Iowa
Workforce Development and the South Central Iowa Federation of Labor
AFL-CIO; this 176 page comprehensive guide offers general guidance for
students, teacher-coordinators, school administrators, employers,
businesses, communities, and others involved in work-based learning
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