Ames EDC

Helping Story County Students Achieve Future Readiness

Posted on January 29, 2020 at 9:00 AM by Allee Wengert

It’s never too early to start thinking about career paths and as a community, we want students of all ages to explore their interests and passions and graduate from high school ready for the next step in their life. Future Ready Story County, a new Ames Chamber of Commerce resource and complementary program to Future Ready Iowa, is designed to help students prepare for the future while learning about different industries, local employers, and ways to get plugged into clubs and organizations at school and in the community.

Get Involved

Did you know there are over 120 student clubs and organizations in Story County? Hop online and find a club or two your school that will get you plugged into causes and activities you are passionate about.

Chart Your Course

Chart Your Course to better understand your passions and strengths. Explore the 16 different career pathways to help you plan your education and career as you work to achieve your greatest aspirations.

Resume Resources

Stand out when applying for jobs and colleges! Learn how to create a high school resumé with a step-by-step guide and look at examples for inspiration on how to make yours capture the attention of hiring managers and admissions counselors.


Deepen your understanding of core values like philanthropy, inclusion, leadership, opportunity and teamwork, gain hands-on experience, and explore a variety of career opportunities over the course of five all-day events throughout the school year with students from across the county. Juniors and seniors can sign up for spring semester events now!

Volunteering and Job Shadows

Get to know your community on a more personal level by volunteering or spending time in local businesses through job shadows and internships.


Visit to start exploring today!

Categories: Developing Talent

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