DMACC Workforce Training Academy

Workforce Training Academy Set to Graduate Another Class

Posted 12/11/2017


WTA participants ready for employment in high-demand fields.



More than 90 students are set to graduate from DMACC’s Workforce Training Academy (WTA). Like many of his classmates, recent graduate Jeremy Brosdahl of Des Moines was underemployed, making minimum wage, struggling from paycheck to paycheck. Since his WTA training, Brosdahl now works full-time at CemenTech in Indianola and has a pathway into the middle class.



WTA is a short-term training program for high-demand careers that targets Iowans who have experienced barriers to employment. Since WTA was launched in 2007, it continues to receive support from the Iowa Legislature to assist Iowa’s unemployed and underemployed, while addressing a critical need for more workers in the following industries:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Business
  • Health Care
  • Hospitality
  • Skilled Trades
  • Transportation/Logistics

In addition to providing FREE tuition to qualified candidates, WTA also offers personal assessment and comprehensive support services during both the training and job search phases of the program. A major objective
 is to match each student’s personal strengths to a career where they can earn livable wages, benefits and opportunities for advancement.
WTA is completing its tenth year (started January 2007). In that time, WTA has enrolled and trained more than 2,000 unemployed/underemployed central Iowans.


Graduation Exercises
DMACC Southridge Center
Quad Conference Center
1111 E. Army Post Road, Des Moines, IA 50315



Thursday, December 14, 2017
6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.                                                                        



With their newly earned academic credential, the graduates are ready for employment or can pursue a two-year degree in their field of study.



Kay Maher, 515-697-7710,
Todd Jones (515) 964-6242 
Dan Ivis, (515) 965-7029    


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