What We Do

What We Do

DMACC Business Resources provides a range of skills training, talent development and business consulting.

Employee Training

Developing Leaders, Managers and Supervisors

DBR consultant have helped hundreds of business owners, managers and supervisors enhance their leadership and organizational skills to build stronger companies DBR consultants work with you and your organization’s leadership to assess needs, recommend appropriate solutions and design follow-up that turn knowledge and plans into action.

Common training curriculum include:
  • Creating and communicating business strategies
  • Effective change management
  • Coaching employees for success
  • Conflict management
  • Developing effective work teams
  • Motivating others
  • Instilling a culture of customer service
  • Strategies to improve employee performance
  • Problem-solving techniques
  • Team building
  • Personality assessments
  • Influential leadership tools
  • Effective communication
  • Managing performance problems
  • Custom solutions for specific challenge areas
Facilitators from DBR will train individuals through:
  • Interactive team learning approaches or activities
  • Coaching
  • On-the-job application
  • Practice specific skills
  • Individual action planning
  • Self-assessment

Employee Workplace Skills Training

DBR consultants and trainers help you to clearly define your workforce skill gaps and arrange focused, productive training sessions.

DBR offers a variety of resources to support your general training programs:
  • Job analysis
  • Pre-employment assessment
  • Instructional design
  • New employee orientation programs
Common training topics:
  • Customer service
  • Communication skills
  • English Language Learner​​
  • Technical and business writing
  • Business math
  • Project management
  • Team building
  • Custom-designed job skills training programs
We will work with your staff to:
  • Develop training evaluation tools
  • Document the acquisition of skills
  • Help with implementation

Certification programs are available, or can be designed, to validate employee skill development.

Technical Skills Training

DBR is the most complete source for technical skills training. From welding to computer programming, DBR can create a custom program to fulfill your specific training needs. Technical Skills Training includes the fields of manufacturing and information technology.

Common manufacturing training topics include:
  • Shop math
  • Blueprint reading
  • Geometric dimension and tolerance
  • Electric/electronic controls and systems
  • Welding of all types
  • CNC (computer numeric controls)
  • PLCs (programmable logic controllers)
  • Instrumentation and process control
  • DCS (distributed control systems)
  • Soldering and circuit board repair
  • Industrial paint
  • Wastewater system operation
Examples of customized industrial solutions include:
  • Welding
  • Industrial paint
  • Electrical maintenance
  • Climbing and rigging
  • Forklift operation
  • Safety

DBR can develop custom programming to fit any of your technical training needs.

Information Technology

DBR can also help you with your individual IT needs.

Common IT training topics include:
  • General computer aptitude for the workplace
  • Java programming
  • Help desk critical skills
  • Software applications
  • Network and Internet programming and administration
  • SharePoint training
  • Selenium programming
  • Internet security

Safety Training & OSHA Compliance

DMACC is your non-regulatory service for safety information and training. We have experienced instructors in both construction and general industry standards to ensure that you and your employees receive the appropriate training.

Custom safety plans:
  • Plan assessments
  • Plan development
  • Documentation
  • Implementation
  • Procedure development
Record keeping:
  • Identify needs and requirements
  • Program development
Custom training plans:
  • Identify needs
  • Develop training programs
  • Offer retraining
  • Train the trainer
  • Provide group training
  • Provide individual training as selected
Site walk-through:
  • Conduct risk and hazard analysis
  • Identify problems
  • Find solutions
  • Assessment training:
  • Provide regular consulting support
Examples of other classes:
  • Evacuations
  • Fire safety
  • Emergency equipment
  • Hazardous communications (MSDS)
  • CPR and first aid
  • Blood-borne pathogens
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Material storage
  • Hand and power tools
  • Machine guarding
  • Ladders and scaffolds
  • Hoists and cranes
  • Proper lifting techniques
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Confined spaces
  • Lockout/tagout
  • Vehicle safety
  • Defensive Driving
  • Mobile equipment safety
  • Ergonomics
  • Workplace violence
  • Excavations


A DBR consultant is your partner in achieving business success and will ensure that you receive maximum benefits from the time and money you invest in training. Our services include:

  • Thorough needs assessment
  • Customized training, on-budget and on-schedule, designed to address your business needs
  • Ongoing coaching for successful implementation and sustainability

Need Funding?

DBR consultants work with you to determine your eligibility for the various funding options and guide you through the process. DBR training can be funded through:

Iowa New Jobs Training Program (260E) for businesses creating new jobs in Iowa.

Iowa Jobs Training Program (260F) for businesses improving the skills of existing employees in Iowa.

Workforce Training and Economic Development Program (WTED) for businesses of all sizes and stages of development to train employees from entry level to top management.

Funding programs provide business training assistance for:

  • Business operations
  • Marketing
  • Workplace skills
  • Technical skills
  • Supervisory skills
  • Quality improvement
  • Safety
  • Lean training programs

DBR consultants will help you design a training plan that:

  • Meets your needs
  • Maximizes skill development
  • Provides the highest return for your training investment

Does Your Company Qualify?

If you have new or incumbent employees in need of additional training, you could be eligible to receive funds.

Company eligibility requirements include:
  • Must be located in Iowa
  • Must be engaged in interstate of intrastate commerce
  • Service-providing companies must have customers outside of Iowa
  • Cannot have significantly reduced workforce recently

View DMACC Business Resources 2023 Annual Report