You can apply for the program here.
To join the Young Adult Program (YAP), you must be:
18-24 years old at the time of enrollment
Authorized to work in the United States
Polk County, IA resident
Obtained your high school diploma, GED, or HiSED
Pass the provided background check
Complete the CASAS assessment. Email firstname.lastname@example.org schedule. to schedule.
Reading (required score: 228 and above
Math (required score: 215 and above)
English Language Learner (if applicable, required score 211 and above)
For males only – Selective Service Verification letter at sss.gov/verify
Please email email@example.com schedule. if you have questions about eligibility or if you do not qualify but are still interested in free training. We can refer you to additional programs and services.
The Young Adult Program will pay
for the tuition, books, and required supplies
for one approved DMACC certificate program.
The Young Adult Program students can receive free tuition for one of the following certificates:
Administrative Support Professional
Certified Nurse Aide
Patient Intake & Billing
Sterile Processing Supply Tech
Computer Numerical-Controlled Operator
Core Construction/Basic Equipment Operator
Network Cable Installer
Commercial Vehicle Operator Training
As a Young Adult Program (YAP) student you will:
Become a part of a community that encourages growth and success.
Receive individualized guidance to help you succeed in the classroom and prepare for your career.
Receive FREE hands-on training that prepares you for the workforce that leads to an increase in wage earnings.
Receive career and/or educational transition assistance for one year after graduation.
Email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 515-697-7713.