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The Greater Des Moines Partnership To Host Public Policy Issue Forum On Workforce Readiness

March 30, 2023

GREATER DES MOINES, IA (March 30, 2023) – The Greater Des Moines Partnership will hold a series of public policy forums throughout 2023 to explore issues impacting Greater Des Moines (DSM). Each forum will include a conversation of experts who will provide insights surrounding the policy implications of that priority issue. The next forum is on the topic of Workforce Readiness on Thursday, April 20 from Noon – 1 p.m.

The Public Policy Issue Forum on Workforce Readiness will feature a panel discussion on work-based learning options for students, policies to advance employment opportunities for untapped talent and other strategies to recruit and retain talent. Confirmed panelists include: 

  • Noelle Nelson, Avenue Scholars Des Moines 
  • Teri Vos, WorkSMART Connector 
  • Mark Wiederspan, Iowa College Aid 
  • Jenae Sikkink, Greater Des Moines Partnership, Moderator 

Registration for this event is free. The event will take place in a hybrid format. Registrants can attend in person at The Partnership’s office at 700 Locust St. in Downtown DSM, or receive a livestream link upon registration. Click here to register.   

Future forums will take place every other month, including: June 15, Aug. 17, Oct. 19 and Dec. 14. Upcoming topics will include placemaking, rural development, health care and the Iowa Caucuses. Stay up to date on the latest event announcements by visiting The Partnership’s website

About the Greater Des Moines Partnership  

The Greater Des Moines Partnership is the economic and community development organization that serves Greater Des Moines (DSM), Iowa. Together with 24 Affiliate Chambers of Commerce, more than 6,500 Regional Business Members and more than 400 Investors, The Partnership drives economic growth with one voice, one mission and as one region. Through innovation, strategic planning and global collaboration, The Partnership grows opportunity, helps create jobs and promotes DSM as the best place to build a business, a career and a future. Learn more at DSMpartnership.com