Career Discovery Days
Discover your future at one of our Career Discovery Day Events. Explore career pathways through hands-on activity sessions. Learn about educational opportunities by hearing from DMACC instructors. Connect to future career and professional by touring a related business.
Career Discovery Days are geared toward 9th & 10th graders, however juniors and seniors are also welcome to attend. Parents and instructors can accompany their students.
Educators: please call 515-965-7117 or email
firstname.lastname@example.org prior to registering an entire class.
DMACC Ankeny STEM Festival
Monday, October 22, 2018 6pm-8pm
DMACC Ankeny Campus, FFA Enrichment Center
Fun, Family-Friendly, Free event for 3rd-8th graders and families.
An evening of interactive STEM activities designed for students to EXPLORE, CREATE, MAKE, and LEARN about exciting opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.
Questions? Contact Amy Steenhoek
email@example.com or 515-965-7117
2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.
Teaching for the Workforce
This interactive and engaging 4-day conference allows K-12 educators, counselors, and administrators to experience today’s real STEM workplaces and build an understanding of essential concepts for workplace success. Each day includes tours and hands-on experiences at regional companies, as well as engaging discussions with education and industry experts. Upon completion, educators will receive 2 license renewal credits.
Summer 2019 Conferences
We're busy planning our Summer 2019 conferences. Please check back for more information.
Questions? Email Amy at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-965-7117
Small Group Job Shadow Days
New this Fall! High School Students (grades 11-12) are invited to participate in these days and learn and observe businesses.
The Career Discovery Network can help coordinate the following classroom opportunities. All requests are dependent upon our availability, but we will do our best to accommodate you and make connections with business and industry partners.
Business and Industry Guest Speakers
Business and Industry Tours
Mock Interview Sessions
Job Shadow Opportunities
If you'd like to discuss partnering on classroom activities, please call 515-965-7117 or email
How many times have you heard a student ask, “When will I ever use this?”
During the summer, educators have a chance to work side-by-side with knowledgeable and skilled industry employees who help bring the classroom curriculum to life. Teacher Externships provide educators with the exposure to answer questions about real-world application, prepare students for careers, and improve educational experiences.
Apply for a Teacher Externship through Iowa STEM: