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.
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
Teaching for the Workforce – Story County
June 17-20, 2019
This interactive workshop allows Story County educators to experience today's STEM workplaces and build an understanding of essential concepts for workplaces success. Lunch is provided.
Teaching for the Workforce – Marion County
June 24-27, 2019
Experience today's STEM workplaces through an interactive professional development course. The program allows Iowa educators, counselors, and administrators first hand knowledge of the regional job market. Lunch is provided.
Both Conferences are open to All K-12 Educators
2 License Renewal Credits available through Heartland AEA
Questions? Email Amy at
email@example.com 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: