Future Ready Iowa’s Fueling the Future

MCC’s Pathway out of Poverty program recently celebrated their graduation

Students enrolled in Future Ready Iowa’s Fueling the Future welding program and Muscatine Community College’s (MCC) Pathway out of Poverty program recently celebrated their graduation.

Both programs help families with limited resources obtain job training that leads to high-demand jobs. The six-week certificates provide hands-on instruction at MCC, including part-time internships with area employers.

The graduation marked the fifth group of students to successfully complete the Pathway out of Poverty program, and the first class of students to finish the Fueling the Future program.

Both projects are in partnership with numerous community organizations, including the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine, Trinity Muscatine Public Health, Muscatine Community College, the city of Muscatine, Muscatine Center for Social Action, Aligned Impact Muscatine and a collective of Muscatine employers.

In addition to welding, Fueling the Future also offers training in CNC Machining and Certified Nurse Aide. The program targets adults in low-income families of elementary-aged children receiving weekend “backpack” food subsides in Muscatine and engages them in a six-week intensive “learn while you earn” upskill training.

Those interested in the training opportunities are encouraged to contact one of the partnering organizations for more information.

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