Internships are a valuable way for young workers to gain essential job skills and for employers to forge relationships with potential permanent employees. Job training programs also offer critical opportunities to upskill new employees and keep companies competitive.

Business Incentives for Training Programs

The Iowa Industrial New Jobs Training Program (260E) assists businesses creating new positions with new employee training for those workers. Eligible businesses may be new to Iowa, expanding an Iowa workforce, or relocating to the state.

The Iowa Jobs Training Program (260F) provides job training services to current employees of eligible businesses. Eligible businesses work with the local community college, which will assess training needs, determine funds available, and provide training.

The Accelerated Career Education Program (ACE, 260G) is designed to provide businesses with an enhanced, skilled workforce. The program assists Iowa’s community colleges to either establish or expand programs that train individuals in the occupations most needed by Iowa businesses.

Iowa Workforce Development also provides grants through Future Ready Iowa to support Summer Youth Internship programs. Eligible programs for support include internships that help at-risk youth build key workforce skills, especially in high-demand career fields.  Learn more about the Summer Youth Internship grants.

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Related Agencies and Services

Iowa Department of Inspections, Appeals, & Licensing (Unemployment Insurance Appeals and Labor Division Section)

6200 Park Avenue, Suite 100, Des Moines, IA 50321

Labor Division: (515) 242-5870

Labor Division Wage Section: (515) 725-5619

Unemployment Insurance Appeals - Fax: (515) 478-3528

Unemployment Insurance Appeals - In Iowa: (800) 532-1483

Unemployment Insurance Appeals - Outside Iowa: (800) 247-5205

Iowa Workforce Development (Unemployment Insurance Benefits and Tax)

1000 E. Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA  50319

Unemployment Insurance Benefits: (866) 239-0843

Unemployment Insurance Tax: (888) 848-7442