"I'm excited. I'm very excited, about the whole thing," says the customer service rep. "I want a career, not just a job."Read more
AMOS recently pushed through state legislation to increase funding for workforce development. Pathways to College Education (PACE) provides community college funding for people who are low income, cannot qualify for Pell grants and are interested in pursuing careers in Iowa where there's a shortage of workers (i.e. welders, machinists, tool and die makers, CNA's, etc.). PACE has passed the House and Senate and is awaiting signature from the Governor. The bill would provide $5 million for the state's community colleges.
The launch of a mobile pre-natal care clinic drew public recognition from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, with a laudatory letter by Director Ralph McCloud celebrating AMOS' achievement.Read more
Des Moines ministerial leaders organized an assembly of more than 500 to leverage support for $1.4 Million in investments for workforce development. The pilot program will be modeled after Project Quest (and sister SWIAF workforce development projects) and follows a trip to San Antonio with the director of Iowa workforce development and the President of the Greater Des Moines Community Foundation. Both gubernatorial candidates committed to working with AMOS to secure state monies and identify other funding sources.Read more
"Governor Candidates Endorse New Jobs Training Program," by Tyler O'Neil, Des Moines RegisterRead more