Region 11 Partners of Iowa Workforce Development
Administers the Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in Polk
county and fourteen other Iowa counties. This is a
Department of Labor program designed to provide
temporary income for lower income
individuals age 55 and older. Participants are
matched to part-time work-training assignments, and receive
additional job search assistance in order to achieve their long
range employment goals.
Call (515) 287-1555 or e-mail for more information.
American Indian Council
Offers referral assistance,
classroom training programs, work experience programs and on-the-job training programs and services to Native
Americans/Alaskan Natives. Call (515) 281-9702, ext. #17 for more
Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC)
Offers educational programs leading to over 70
career options, plus a transfer program that lets you complete
the first two years of a four-year undergraduate degree.
Dislocated Worker Program
by Iowa Employment Solutions at DMACC, a federally funded program to provide employment, training,
and support assistance to workers who have permanently lost
their jobs. Of the 1,034 workers enrolled last year, 988 were
placed in job retraining. Of the 352 workers who completed
retraining, 315 went on to find employment and 23 entered
an extended training program. The area served includes Boone,
Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story, and Warren
counties. The Dislocated
Worker's Center is located at 430 East Grand Avenue, Des
Moines, Iowa 50309. Phone (515) 281-9700 or (800)
America's oldest and largest provider of mature
and disadvantaged-worker training and employment. We are
a national non-profit corporation whose mission is to strengthen
families, communities, and our nation by providing such
individuals with opportunities to learn, work, and serve
others. We operate in 45 states and territories providing a
self-sufficiency model and opportunities to more than 40,000
people each year.
Provides people with the tools they need to succeed in working.
We are one of the world's largest nonprofit providers of
employment and training services for people with disabilities
and other disadvantaging conditions such as welfare
dependency, illiteracy, criminal history and homelessness.
Iowa Department for the Blind
With a positive attitude about
blindness, proper training, and opportunity anyone can reduce
blindness to a physical nuisance!
Iowa Employment Solutions at DMACC
Falls under the umbrella of the Regional
Workforce Investment Board and Local Elected Officials. Iowa
Employment Solutions at DMACC serves the City of Des Moines, and Boone,
Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk,
Story and Warren counties.
Iowa State University
Iowa State University Extension in Polk
Iowa State is a large, prestigious university with a friendly
hometown personality. Its 26,000 students choose from 100+ majors,
study with world class scholars and keep more than 500 student
organizations going strong.
A client-centered organization
that provides research-based, unbiased information and education to help people make better decisions in their personal, community, and professional lives.
Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation
Assists eligible persons with disabilities to
achieve their employment goals. Services include:
- Medical and psychological assessment
- Vocational evaluation
- Counseling and guidance
- Physical and/or mental restoration services
which may include therapy, wheelchairs, hearing aids,
special adaptive equipment or devices, job training,
occupational tools, equipment or licenses and job placement
The nation's largest and most comprehensive
residential education and job training program for at-risk youth, ages 16 through 24. Job Corps is a public-private partnership,
administered by the U.S. Department of Labor.
A culturally-sensitive corporation primarily serving
migrant and seasonal farm workers and their families by responding to
their needs for employment, training, education, health care and other
services that promote self-sufficiency through personal and social
growth. For more information on Proteus and locations of main
and branch offices call them at (515) 271-5303 or (800)
this link for more information.