Job Training

The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) provides paid community service assignments at local public and non-profit organizations, training, referral to needed services and job search assistance. With updated skills, participants use their community service training as a springboard to permanent jobs with local employers.

515.573.0072
877.314.7385

Three Triton Circle, Fort Dodge

Gateway to Discovery is a nonprofit organization that has established a two-year residential faith-based recovery program to support women in their rise from the depths of chemical addiction, homelessness and related struggles. It offers a long-term sanctuary as a haven from the social, psychological and economic factors that drive women to desperate means for survival–along with an array of support services and educational opportunities, at no cost to them. They learn social and other life skills crucial to maintaining sobriety and becoming independent contributing members of society. It is based on the simple premise that “Love Changes Lives.”

515.269.3027

PO Box 432, Fort Dodge

Goodwill provides both retail and mission services. Mission services in Fort Dodge include the Youth Employment Services (YES), Community Based Employment Services, and the Ticket-to-Work Program. Each program provides employment services to individuals with disabilities.

515.955.4688

2735 5th Ave S, Fort Dodge

Resources including career opportunities, job training, economic development, business opportunities and more.

515.955.5500

24 N 9th St, Ste A, Fort Dodge

Individualized services for people with disabilities to help them become employed.

515.573.8175

Two Triton Circle, Fort Dodge

Job search assistance, job readiness skills, NCRC assessment, Job training through Workforce Investment Act, placement and recruitment services for employers.

515.576.3131

Three Triton Circle, Fort Dodge

Opportunity Village, based in Clear Lake, provides and supports services to individuals with disabilities, of all ages, throughout northern Iowa. Northwoods Living, a service of Opportunity Village, concentrates on the Fort Dodge area. Additional services, such as the Children’s Autism Center, are available through Opportunity Village.

515.573.8243 ext. 101

1470 21st Ave N, Fort Dodge

The Village General Store, a second-hand store, provides jobs and job training to people with disabilities, offers affordable clothing and household items for sale to the community, creates opportunities to serve through volunteerism and with non-cash contributions, generates needed revenue for Opportunity Village services, and increases awareness of Village services.

515.573.2272

12 N 25th St, Fort Dodge