Democratic State Representative Chris Hall of Sioux City and Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs will meet with community college officials and local business owners in Sioux City to discuss how the state of Iowa can help fill skilled worker shortages.
Hall says the current skill shortage is a serious drag on Iowa's economy and by 2018, 62 percent of all jobs in Iowa - 1.1 million jobs - will require some training or education beyond high school.
Nearly 10 percent of Iowa's working-age adults do not have a high school diploma.
The meeting will be held on Wednesday from 10 to 11:30 AM at Western Iowa Tech in room L-416. Those attending should use parking lot 3, building entrance 11.
THE SIOUX CITY SCHOOL BOARD MEETS IN SESSION TONIGHT AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING AT 4TH AND JACKSON.
THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER A LEASE AGREEMENT WITH HEARTLAND COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH TO ALLOW THEM TO CONDUCT SERVICES AT WEST HIGH SCHOOL EVERY SUNDAY BEGINNING APRIL 1ST OF 2013 THROUGH MARCH 31ST OF 2014.
THE CHURCH CURRENTLY IS HOUSED AT HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL, BUT MUST MOVE BECAUSE THAT BUILDING SITE WILL LIKELY BE USED FOR A NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.
HEARTLAND WILL LEASE WEST HIGH UNTIL THEY COMPLETE CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW CHURCH.
THE CHURCH WILL PAY THE DISTRICT FIVE HUNDRED FIVE DOLLARS A MONTH IN RENT TO USE THE SCHOOL BETWEEN 7AM AND 4PM.