Job Training

Employers seeking job training assistance need look not further than Carroll County, IA. Customized, affordable training and technical assistance is coordinated by CADC and provided by Des Moines Area Community College - Carroll Campus. 

Job Training 260E Program

workers tending manufacturing equipmentThe Iowa New Jobs Training Program (260E) supports businesses adding employees through expansion in, or relocation to, Iowa. The flexible funding of the 260E program allows your company, in consultation with DBR experts, to implement an effective training plan for your new employees. The plan is designed to build the skills needed by your new employees to become productive.

The 260E program is of no cost to your business. Training is funded by DMACC through the sale of certificates for the amount of anticipated tax revenue generated from new employee salaries. The revenue generated from the certificate sale is used to establish a training fund for your company. 

Your company will then use the funds in this account to pay for new employee training. The certificates are repaid by your business over a ten-year period by diverting a portion of your payroll taxes from the State of Iowa to DMACC. The amount diverted is based on the wages of new jobs your company has added. The dollar value of your training fund depends on your company's training and development needs and the projected tax revenue available to repay the certificates.

In other words, the program is free to your company.

To be eligible for the 260E program, your business must currently be:

  • Creating new Iowa positions
  • Locating to or expanding in Iowa 
  • Providing services in interstate commerce
  • Conducting business in manufacturing, processing, assembling products, or research and development

The Iowa Jobs Training Program helps Iowa businesses fund training for current employees

The program fosters the growth and competitiveness of Iowa businesses by ensuring that Iowa's workforce has the skills and expertise needed to compete worldwide. Training programs are customized to meet the specific productivity needs of your business.

Job Training 260F Program

The 260F program provides state-funded forgivable loans or grants to Iowa businesses needing to train their existing employees. A loan is forgivable if a business completes its training program and trains a specified number of employees. 

Project awards are limited to $25,000 per business site, to a maximum of $50,000 over a three-year period (dependent upon availability of funds). Participating businesses are required to provide at least twenty-five percent (25%) of the training program cost as cash match. 

To qualify for this program, your business must be engaged in interstate or intrastate commerce for the purpose of manufacturing, processing, assembling products, or conducting research and development. Businesses that provide services in interstate commerce are also eligible. 

Training Options from 260E/260F Funds:

Job Skill Specific Training

  • Training on Equipment and/or Processes
  • New Employee Orientation
  • Basic Skills
  • English as a Second Language 
  • Computer Skills Training
  • Tuition/Fees for College Courses, Workshops, Seminars & Conferences 
  • Customer Service 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Industrial Maintenance 
  • Manufacturing Skills 
  • Lean Operations Techniques 
  • Process Documentation 
  • JIT, TPM, MRP II, ISO-9001 and QS-9000 
  • Vendor Training 
  • Training Program Development 
  • Trainer Costs
  • Travel Expenses to Training Events

Training Materials

  • Development, design, and production of training support materials
  • Process and Procedure Manuals
  • Videos - Orientation and Process
  • Textbooks
  • Training Library Materials and Journals
  • Printing of Training Materials and Binders/Notebooks
  • Assessment Instruments: Pre-hire, Skills, Aptitude and Basic Skills
  • Total Organization Assessments
  • Training Equipment

​Management/Supervisory Skills Training

  • Basics of Supervision
  • Good Management Practices 
  • Motivation
  • Leadership Skills
  • Performance Evaluation
  • Communication Skills
  • Training the On-the-Job Trainer 
  • Tuition/Fees for College Courses Workshops, Seminars & Conferences
  • Training Program Development
  • Trainer Costs
  • Travel Expenses to Training Events