Former Iowa Governor Tom Vilsack Appointed to the Institute For Tomorrow’s Workforce Board
11:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2007
What: Iowa Senate President John (Jack) Kibbie will announce the appointment of Thomas J. Vilsack, former Governor of Iowa, to the Institute For Tomorrow’s Workforce (ITW) Board of Directors.
The Institute for Tomorrow’s Workforce (ITW), a state-level non-profit foundation, was created by the Iowa legislature in 2005 to develop recommendations for quality educational opportunities for all Iowa’s learners pre-K through post-secondary to meet the workforce needs of Iowa in the global economy and to assure their success in the 21st Century.
The three areas under consideration this legislative session are: statewide standards and clear, 21st-century learning expectations for all students; standards and benchmarks for a quality educational delivery system; and implementing the 2001 Career Ladder for teachers with professional levels of compensation.