​​​​​Teaching for the Workforce: Connecting Careers to the Classroom

Dates: June 13 & 14, 20222
8:00am - 4:00pm

WHERE: Various locations around Ames and Nevada

This interactive 2-day conference allows K-12 educators, counselors, and administrators to connect to local business to better understand the regional economy, and workforce needs through tours and professional panels. Each day includes tours and panels with regional companies, as well as hands-on experiences and engaging discussions with education and industry experts on how to help our students be more “future ready.” Educators will also take away practical tools and strategies for implementing career awareness, exploration, and workplace learning activities in their classrooms. Upon completion, educators will receive one license renewal credit through Heartland AEA, if desired.​

Teaching for the Workforce: Story County Conference Fees

Course Only = FREE
Course + One License Renewal Credit = $35

REGISTER: Secure your spot today! Click here​ to register online, or email DMACC Work-Based Learning at

​If you desire license renewal credit from Heartland AEA, please pay and register for the credit at:


​​Classroom Opportunities

The DMACC Work-Based Learning team can help coordinate classroom opportunities. All requests are dependent upon our availability, but we will do our best to accommodate, and make connections with business and industry partners!

  • Business and Industry Guest Speakers

  • Business and Industry Tours

  • Mock Interview Sessions​​ ​

If you'd like to discuss partnering on classroom activities, please ​​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: