Governor Attends Fueling the Future Roundtable
MUSCATINE, Iowa—Governor Kim Reynolds visited Muscatine Community College (MCC) Jan. 29 to show her support for the Fueling the Future program numerous community partners will pilot this year. The Fueling the Future program received two Future Ready Iowa matching grants, a program Reynolds expects to expand this year.
Generous grants from the Community Foundation of Greater Muscatine (CFGM), HNI, Kent Corporation, MCC, Toyota of Muscatine, the Trinity Muscatine Foundation, and United Way of Muscatine allowed Muscatine to qualify for the Future Ready Iowa Grants they needed to get the pilot program up and running.
During its trial run, Muscatine Community School District and UnityPoint Trinity Muscatine school navigators will identify up to six families of elementary students receiving food backpacks who could benefit from an intensive jobs training program. Once selected, the families will continue to receive food assistance from Muscatine Center for Social Action. Once enrolled in the program, an economic navigator will help each family reduce challenges to participating in the program, such as finding reliable transportation, childcare, and housing, and to get them enrolled in one of MCC’s three accelerated training programs.