​​​​​​​​​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 prior to registering an entire class.

Events calendar and registration 


​DMACC Ankeny STEM Festival ​2018 STEM festival flier.jpg

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.

Register at​.

​Questions? Contact Amy Steenhoek​ 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​ or call 515-965-7117

Registration Closed​


​​​​​​​​​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.
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​​Classroom Opportunities

​​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

​​Teacher Externships

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:


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