Retraining Program FAQs
Is the retraining program free?
Free to all residents in Story County 18+ with a diploma or GED. Classes take place at Ames or Boone DMACC Campus
What classes are currently offered?
CNA/Basic and Advanced
Healthcare Patient Services
IT Help Desk
How long are classes?
Classes are 5-15 weeks depending on the course.
What steps do I need to follow to sign up?
Apply with the Workforce Training Academy application (Scan QR Code on graphic) and then you will be contacted by DMACC.
Why Should I sign up?
This FREE Retraining Program provides an opportunity to master new skills and technology that will set you apart in the workforce. You get real-world experience and can earn a certification and begin your new career adventure in weeks.
Are there benefits associated with the program?
Transportation assistance - Gas card each week you attend a class
Childcare assistance - determined on a case by case basis
Cash Stipend - $150 half way through the class, $150 at the end of class, $300 after working in a job in Story County for 30 days ($600 total)