Colleges and Programs

Iowa Colleges – This is a very easy and beneficial resource to use relative to searching Iowa for a program of study that meets your career ambitions.

EdD Programs – If you are considering an advanced degree in education, you may want to check out this website for degree programs and doctoral funding opportunities.

College Scholarships, Iowa – The ‘Quick Navigation’ feature on this website will help you find financial aid and scholarship information.

Future Ready Iowa – This organization will connect you, the Iowan, to the education and training required for good paying jobs and careers to improve your life. So many various age-group career seekers are considered…..high school students, adult learners, teachers and counselors and employers. There is a vast amount of information for each group covering scholarships, workshops, apprenticeships and employment.

Iowa College Grants Database – If you are a returning to college student, many options available for funding your higher education are provided on this website. Many grants and scholarships are listed for you to research and consider.

Most Affordable Colleges in Iowa – If you are concerned about transfer credit to an Iowa institute of higher learning, or if you need guidance on locating a college that is affordable to you, or maybe you are just perusing the grant and scholarship options for the state…..this site is a great resource.

Iowa Department of Administrative Services, PDS (Performance Development Solutions) – Managers and their organizations have access to state-of-the-art workshops utilizing best practices and facilitated by practitioners from across the country. Latest information and ideas are incorporated into course curriculum designed to ensure the content is focused on the specific organization’s highest priority initiatives.

Iowa College Aid – Here is a website with an abundance of information for the future or current college student. Links to valuable topics such as scholarships and grants, pathways to college, selecting a college, funding and finances, there really is a great assortment of helpful material and data emphasized.

Teacher Certification Degrees, Iowa – If it’s your desire to become a teacher in the state of Iowa, there are many paths to certification. The various certification processes are outlined for you on this website.

Healthcare Pathways, Iowa – WOW! This is a wonderful website for information on the healthcare industry in Iowa relative to healthcare schools (long list here with offerings at each), education requirements for specific healthcare jobs, career and employer information. Definitely worth a look if you want to work in the healthcare industry or if you are currently in a career but want to maximize your potential or expand your expertise and skillset.


Job Seekers and Career

Teach Iowa – Here is Iowa’s marketplace for teaching jobs. Search current openings by zone, category, district or keyword.

Earn and Learn Iowa – Do you want to be on a path to a rewarding career? And, do you want to earn a paycheck from day one? Check out this website (appropriately named) for your chances to earn and learn as a registered apprentice.

Iowa Government Jobs – Here’s a handy listing of U.S. government job openings by county, city, public utilities and other categories.

iHireConstruction, Iowa – Very simply, you want a job in construction in the state of Iowa? Look no further than this search tool.

IHCA, Find a Job – The Iowa Health Care Association conveniently lists healthcare openings by most recent posting.

Iowa Lakes Corridor, Jobs – While it’s true the Iowa Lakes Corridor is a vacation playground for the Midwest with its beautiful lakes and limitless recreational experiences, it is also a pathway to immense opportunity. Check out this map with markers showing the current openings across the state. Not a plentiful supply of openings, but fun to look and contemplate regardless.

State of Iowa Jobs – On this webpage of the State of Iowa government website, you will find an alphabetical listing of all current state government job openings.

IowaWORKS, Jobs – Here is a quick and easy job search tool that will yield job openings across the state based on your input search parameters.


Leadership and Development

Iowa Rural Health Information Hub – If you want the latest information on current healthcare situations or perhaps, just update yourself on trends and articles of the profession, this webpage on the RHI Hub is a super resource.

Technology Association of Iowa – TAI is devoted to elevating member organizations by engaging programming, events, technology-forward policy, talent development initiatives and by fostering a diverse and inclusive community.

Iowa Association of Community Providers (IACP) – This organization is the premier trade association of Iowa disability service providers. Member organizations employ thousands of people supporting Iowans in need of mental health and disability services across the state.

Iowa Health Organizations – If it’s a convenient, long list of organizations and affiliations in the healthcare industry across Iowa is what you need, look here!

Seed Savers Exchange – This nonprofit organization aims to conserve and promote culturally diverse but endangered garden and food crop heritage for future generations. They do this by collecting, growing and sharing heirloom seeds and plants.

Iowa Healthcare Association – This association represents organizations that provide care to improve the lives of Iowans through nursing facilities, assisted living, residential care, senior living communities and home health agencies. Leadership, advocacy, information and education are available to members.

Technically Iowa, Podcast Series – Offered by TAI, this podcast series works to strengthen economic and community vitality. Varying topics.

Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI) – Members come from across the state and all industry sectors – manufacturers, retailers, transportation services, law firms, educational institutions, just a small sample. On behalf of its members, ABI represents a unified voice for a mission of nurturing a positive business, economic, governmental and social climate for all Iowans.


Entrepreneurs and Start-ups

Iowa Labor Law Posters – For your start-up business you will need to display certain notices advising employees of their rights in the workplace. This is a convenient website that provides you with posters for free download to meet state requirements.

Iowa Center for Economic Success – Here is an organization that may be able to help you in your business endeavors based on their three-faceted belief that in order to succeed, one needs, 1) guidance and assistance with education, 2) capital and 3) networking. Counseling, workshops, loans and finance are at the focus of their priority in helping you.

Iowa Department of Administrative Services TSB Program (Targeted Small Business) – TSB is designed to help women, individuals with minority status, service-disabled veterans and individuals with disabilities overcome some of the hurdles to starting or growing their own small business in Iowa.

The Iowa Center’s Women’s Business Center – Great resource that is dedicated to helping Iowa women business owners as they launch and grow their business. Inspiration for startup and support along the way describes this organization’s mission.

Iowa Office of SBA – This website has an abundance of good and necessary information for the small business owner. Additional helpful information on topics such as licensing, trade name registration, permits and zoning ordinances.

Iowa Inventors Database –This source may prove to be more informational than resourceful, however, it’s extremely enlightening. Here you will find a database of inventors searchable by location or keywords, with Iowa roots dating back to 1843. The coverage includes patents issued to inventors within the present-day state boundaries.

How to Start a Business in Iowa – WOW! This site is a super resource for instructions and guidance on your business venture startup.

Starting Your Business in Iowa – If you are a ‘step-by-step’ person, then this website on how to start your Iowa business in 7 steps will be a great resource for you. Behind each step is further information and guidance that is clear and concise without being overwhelming.

BusinessNameUSA – When this site says ‘One Stop Business Registration’ they mean it!! No matter what state, what type of business you are starting up or adding on to, licenses, permits, tax ID’s needed, you will be walked step-by-step through the process AND get a fee schedule so you know your due diligence start-up costs – at least from an administrative standpoint.

Iowa Small Business Grants – State funding agencies, categories and the application itself can be found here.



Home Base Iowa – This organization will connect qualified veterans and their spouses to opportunities with Iowa businesses. As well, the program also provides resources to help connect veterans and their families with education and transitioning to a new community in which to live.

Iowa Workforce Development, Veteran Services – Many of the services needed by our country’s well-deserved veterans can be found here. Compensation claims, counsel on employment, educational programs, medical care entitlement, nursing home assistance, and other related activities and resources for veterans are available.

Iowa Department of Veterans Affairs – On this site, veterans will find an abundance of information on centers, facilities, programs, benefits, and much much more. A super resource for our nation’s heroes.

The American Legion – Iowa – Here is a comprehensive resource directory to assist veterans, service members, and their dependents with questions about healthcare, financial assistant, and more.