Central College gets state funding for Future Ready Iowa summer youth internship program



Gov. Kim Reynolds announced the first awards for the Future Ready Iowa Summer Youth Intern Pilot Program for low-income students at risk of not graduating from high school. Five projects proposed by nonprofit and education institutions were awarded a total of $248,367 to host summer programs that prepare students for postsecondary education and training, including teaching employability skills. More than 100 students will be served. The Iowa Summer Youth Intern Program was created under the Future Ready Iowa Act, enacted a year ago, as a way to develop Iowa's skilled workforce. 


$50,530 will be awarded to Central College for high school youths to participate in a 10-week, high-demand career internship program in conjunction with Central College, Pella Corp. Precision Pulley & Idler and Vermeer Corp.