Job Training

Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) Job Training & Assistance Programs

The Des Moines Area Community College Business Resources is the first choice of Central Iowa businesses for talent development. Qualifying businesses can access training and consulting services funded through the programs described below.

Iowa New Jobs Training Program (260E)

This supports businesses adding employees through expansion in, or relocation to, Iowa. The flexible funding of the 260E program allows businesses to implement an effective training plan for new employees.

The 260E program is of no cost to the business. Training is funded by DMACC through the sale of certificates for the amount of anticipated tax revenue generated from new employee salaries. The revenue generated from the certificate sale is used to establish a training fund for the business. The training can be delivered by any vendor, including DMACC. 

Iowa Jobs Training Program (260F)

Program (260F) provides job training services to current employees of eligible businesses.

  • Helps companies train current employees with new skills
  • Eligible businesses work with the local community college, which will assess training needs, determine funds available and provide training.

Iowa Student Internship Program

The Iowa Student Internship Program is designed to assist businesses with future workforce needs and helping to link Iowa Students to careers. The program provides grants to small and medium-sized companies in targeted industries to support internship programs with a goal of transitioning interns to full-time employment in Iowa upon graduation. The goal is to retain educated workers in Iowa.

Stem Internship Program

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Internship program provides grants to Iowa companies for internship programs with a goal of transitioning interns to full-time employment in Iowa upon graduation. The goal of the program is to retain STEM educated workers in Iowa by helping Iowa employers hire STEM students.

Registered Apprenticeship program

The Registered Apprenticeship program provides opportunity for workers seeking high-skilled, high-paying jobs and for employers seeking to build a qualified workforce. Registered Apprenticeship Programs are a proven solution for recruiting, training and retaining world-class talent in Iowa. Since Iowa is experiencing a talent gap with an aging workforce of highly-skilled and experienced workers, this program has the ability to attract a new and more diverse talent pool, close the gap in workers’ skills, and awards an industry credential issued by the Department of Labor upon completion of the program.