Iowa's Partnership with SkillBridge

Recruiting Service Members into Successful Iowa Careers

Iowa is now a third-party administrator for the Defense Dept.'s SkillBridge Program and is working to expand its impact.

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New SkillBridge Partner in Iowa

Welcome to Michelle's Vocational Placement

Michelle’s Vocational Placement is the first state-based program to be approved for SkillBridge through Iowa Workforce Development. Learn how SkillBridge is making a difference in Iowa.

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Contact Us About SkillBridge

Whether you're an employer looking to start the program or a transitioning service member, IWD is here to help.

Veterans and SkillBridge Statistics


Number of Iowa Employers Offering SkillBridge Programs (and counting)


Estimated number of Veterans in Iowa