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TechTalk: Preparing the Future Workforce

October 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Join us for the virtual TechTalk: Preparing the Future Workforce through Innovative Education-Business Partnerships, sponsored by the North Central Iowa Region of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council. Registration is required.

North Iowans know the importance of STEM education and careers - and we're ready for the next steps. Educators and businesses are working together in innovative partnerships to cultivate a skilled STEM workforce. How can this benefit North Iowa? How can your organization get involved? We've invited an expert group of panelists to share their insights on STEM education and work-based learning.


  • Steve Doerfler, CEO, Metalcraft,
  • Barb Schwamman, Superintendent, Osage Community School District
  • Jeff Frost, the Executive Director of Professional and Technical Education, Waterloo Career Center

Panel Moderator

  • Kelly Bergman, North Central Iowa Regional STEM Hub Manager, Iowa Governor's STEM Advisory Council

Sponsor: The North Central Iowa Region of the Governor's STEM Advisory Council.
The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council mission is increasing interest and achievement in STEM studies and careers through partnerships engaging preK-12 students, parents, educators, employers, non-profits, policy leaders and others. The Council provides opportunities that inspire Iowa’s young people to become innovative, enterprising contributors to our future workforce and the quality of life in our communities.

Register for TechTalk


Now that we've gone virtual (for the time being), we can't offer you a free beer (we're sorry!). But we plan to support our local breweries and wineries by picking up a locally made growler, a six pack, or a bottle and enjoying it during the event. We hope you'll join us in supporting our local brewers!

TechBrew is a casual monthly networking event bringing together entrepreneurs, technologists, business people and investors from across North Iowa. Join like-minded North Iowans for an evening of creative thinking, conversation, and connections.

Supporting partners: NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, North Iowa Corridor EDC, Clear Lake Area Chamber of Commerce

Founding partner: Technology Association of Iowa (TAI)


October 27, 2020
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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