Learn About the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning

18 Nov 2021


For employers, the Iowa Clearinghouse for Work-Based Learning is a tool to help you build an early talent pipeline of future-ready workers while collaborating with schools across the state. By posting real-world projects in the Clearinghouse, businesses also provide students extraordinary opportunities to learn high-demand skills and explore career pathways. Accumold CEO/President Roger Hargens, whose company engages in numerous school-business partnerships, including the Clearinghouse, said “it is critically important that we help grow the next generation of manufacturing leaders.” 

“What we have seen is that [by] tackling actual business problems the students step up because they realize this is an opportunity to make a difference on something that matters,” he said. “This reinforces that they matter and that they are recognized by adults as having valuable, unique talent. The deadlines are real, and they are expected to meet them by the business team members that they are working with on the project.” 

Read full article.