United Way of Story County - in collaboration with many other partners – received a Coronavirus Relief Employer Innovation Grant from the state of Iowa in late September 2020. United Way of Story County was able to offer free, educational programs completed in December 2020. These programs provided training in high-demand industries: MIG Welding, Manufacturing Technician, and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA).
6 individuals graduated the Welding Program held at Nevada High School's welding lab.
11 individuals graduated from the Manufacturing program, which included a Forklift Certification.
9 individuals graduated the Nursing Aide program, becoming CNA's.
Vonda Junck (United Way Training Consultant)
Text or call 515-509-9914
Andrea Jensen (DMACC Navigator)
Text or call 515-360-2610
Jeff Pratt (Welding Instructor)
Text or call 515-231-7842
Kari Hudnutt (CNA Instructor, DMACC)
Text or call 515-371-7648
HIRTA (for bus rider emergencies)
Ames Public Library
Computers, printers, hotspots, etc. available.
515 Douglas Ave, Ames
Clothing That Works
Free work clothes.
130 South Sheldon #308, Ames
Open Wed 2-5pm and first Sat of month 9am-12pm
903 Lincoln Way, Ames
United Way of Story County
Food, rent assistance, mental health support, etc. at www.uwstory.org/covid-19-resources
315 Clark Ave, Ames
YSS Youth Employment Services
515-233-3141 ext. 4494
Workforce training continues even though the Coronavirus Relief Grant period has ended. If you are interested in workforce training in Story County, please contact Vonda Junck, DMACC Navigator for Story County, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-330-6593 if interested.