Resource Center will be open three days per week​

  • The Workforce Resource Center will be located at the DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy.

  • The Center will provide support and guidance to those seeking workforce-related assistance.

  • The Center is part of the PerryNext effort dedicated to addressing immediate concerns from the Tyson plant closure.

In response to the recent workforce changes affecting Tyson employees, DMACC has announced the opening of a Workforce Resource Center in Perry. The Resource Center aims to provide essential support and guidance to those impacted, offering access to training information, funding resources and other valuable workforce-related assistance.

Located at the DMACC Perry VanKirk Academy, 1011 2nd Street in Perry, the Resource Center will be open from 1-7 p.m. every Monday, Tuesday and Thursday throughout the summer, providing flexibility for individuals seeking assistance. Walk-in visitors are welcome, but scheduled information sessions will be offered as well.

The Resource Center will be staffed by various organizations in the workforce development sector, including the DMACC Workforce Training Academy, Iowa Workforce Development, Proteus and more, and will offer a variety of resources and support. Scheduled information sessions will cover topics ranging from training opportunities to navigating funding options, empowering individuals to make informed decisions about their career paths.

Upcoming information sessions will be held as follows:

  • Mon., May 13, 4-7 p.m., JumpStart CDL Information Sessions

  • Tues., May 14, 4-7 p.m., Funding Resources for Welding & CNA Trainings, presented by Proteus and Workforce Training Academy

  • Thur., May 16, Noon-3 p.m., Workforce Training Academy - Welding and CNA)

The DMACC Perry VanKirk Career Academy is part of the PerryNext effort dedicated to addressing immediate concerns affected by the Tyson plant closure.

For more information about the Resource Center and its services, please visit the Resource Center or contact DMACC staff at (515) 428-8100 or