Ready to make a change?

We created a robust program that helps individuals just like you rediscover their purpose and connect with a career that is both fulfilling, stable, and provides a living wage.

At Project Iowa, we provide 4-week and 12-week programs that will transform the way you think about yourself, as well as the skills you can offer a future employer! We currently offer this program to anyone in the community at no cost to you.

Learn more and apply today.

VIP: Vision, Initiative, Perseverance

This is where it all begins. Our powerful intro class will help you understand one of the most important pieces of creating a meaningful career: your mindset. How you think about yourself and your attitude towards others is the foundation that will make the rest of your experience with our programs a success.

VIP is a 4-week program with offerings during the afternoon or evening to accommodate your schedule. Each cohort meets for two hours once a week to build reconnect with your purpose and a supportive community.

Our next VIP program will start on August 5.



“I’ve also realized how helpful it is to write things down like my values and priorities. I can now step back and take charge of my life and the decisions I make when I’m struggling instead of giving up and dwelling. I’m very grateful I was able to be a part of this VIP group.” - Jessica M.

“As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to get bogged down in all parts of the business, forgetting why I do the work I do. Attending VIP was the perfect reset to remind me why and how I get to show up every single day for myself and my community. Tony gave us amazing tools to use in everyday life!” - Emily S.

“My passion for people and things has changed. I’ve become more hopeful for my life, my children, my relationships and my recovery. I live by positive expectation now. I know that if my life has improved this much in five weeks “it’s only gonna get better.” - Kassy C.

“The help and positive energy here is contagious.  I have recommended the program to lots of people. I was struggling with life decisions and then I came to Project Iowa.  It showed me that whoever you are, you matter and don’t ever forget that. We are all entitled to happiness in our lives.” - Victoria M.


Core Curriculum

Once you have a deeper understanding of your purpose and what’s possible for you in your personal life and on your career journey, you have the option to move into our core curriculum which focuses on everything from digital skills to wellness to marketing yourself to future employers. This is an 8-week program after you complete VIP.

Our next 8-week program will start on September 9.
Note: VIP must be completed before participants begin this part of the program.


VIP 201

Long-term planning, problem-solving, and development of a personal mission statement

Digital Skills

Fundamental knowledge of computers/technology, typing skills, and critical thinking


Wellness and Stress Reduction

Tools to help with body and mind balance

Job Seekers Guide

A career planning tool that shows how to take charge of managing your career



Problem-solving, troubleshooting, and identifying the customer through hands-on activities


Learning how to answer behavioral-based questions that employers ask


After completing these six areas of the curriculum, you will have a personal portfolio, which includes your resume, cover letter, typing certificate, personal mission statement, wellness tools, and more! Our team will also work closely with you to provide placement services.


Additional Training

Throughout the year, we offer a variety of industry-specific courses for skills needed in business and manufacturing sectors, including manufacturing math, Forklift Certification, OSHA 10 Certification, and Microsoft Excel.


Classes begin every February, May, August, and November