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Gov. Reynolds at Workforce Advisory Board Mtg: Iowans poised for even greater economic success than ever before

Kim Reynolds
Kim Reynoldshttps://governor.iowa.gov/about-the-governor
As Iowa’s 43rd Governor, Kim Reynolds is determined to make sure that Iowa’s success is every Iowan’s success. Whether it’s preparing Iowans for cutting-edge careers, fighting for education, improving healthcare and mental health access, or empowering our rural communities, Kim’s priorities are making a difference in all four corners of the state. Her vision keeps Iowans at the center of all decisions, especially in the area of fiscal responsibility. Kim knows that when Iowa taxpayers are able to keep more of their money, great things happen. She also believes in redemption. Kim’s justice reform initiatives carefully balance second chances with victim rights. As Governor, Kim’s strong voice for international trade, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing is opening new markets and maintaining relationships with leaders in China, Mexico, Canada, Israel, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Germany, Brazil and Argentina, to name just a few. Although she’s traveled the world telling Iowa’s story, Kim is still a small-town girl at heart with common-sense values. These principles are reflected in the Governor’s Empower Rural Iowa initiative and Future Ready Iowa. At age 57, Kim earned a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University. Then, nearly two years later, on Nov. 4, 2018, she was elected by Iowans to become their first woman Governor. Family means everything to Kim and her husband, Kevin. They have three daughters (Jennifer, Nicole and Jessica) who are happily married, and Kim and Kevin love spending time with their 10 very active grandchildren.

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This content provided by the Office of the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds as a press release.

Today, Gov. Kim Reynolds and members of President Trump’s American Workforce Advisory Board discussed how America’s recovery from COVID19 will be driven by upskilling and reskilling the American worker. 

“Iowa is a proven blueprint for expanding opportunities through work based learning, registered apprenticeships, and skill-based hiring,” said Gov. Reynolds. “So while COVID19 forced all of us to reimagine how our workforce functions, there’s a path forward. Today’s conversations centered around cutting-edge job training, education, and investing in digital infrastructure to ensure the American people are coming back to the workforce poised for even greater success than ever before.” 

Gov. Reynolds talked about how Iowa is getting back to work and how the President’s Executive Order on skills-based hiring can be amplified in all 50 states. Governor Reynolds specifically mentioned her own economic recovery advisory board, which held its first meeting yesterday in part to discuss modernizing Ioiwa’s economy in the wake of COVID19. Read more about the Governor’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board here

The American Workforce Advisory Board is chaired by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross and Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump. Gov. Reynolds serves on two subcommittees on the Workforce Advisory Board: a subcommittee to Develop a Campaign to Promote Multiple Pathways to Career Success, chaired by Apple CEO Tim Cook and IBM CEO Ginni Rometty, and a subcommittee to Modernize Candidate Recruitment and Training Practices. 

A photo from the meeting at the White House can be found below: 

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Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks with President Donald Trump at the White House. 

This content provided by the Office of the Governor of Iowa, Kim Reynolds as a press release.

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