TMC Partners with DMACC for Diesel Maintenance Scholarship Program

on Thursday, October 22, 2015 in Company News

It’s the ultimate post-graduation conundrum. How do you get a job without experience, but how do you get experience without a job? For potential diesel mechanics in the Des Moines area, we’ve got the solution! 

The TMC Scholars Program is a partnership between TMC and Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) to provide scholarships and employment to students in the Diesel Maintenance and Auto Collision programs. Through this program TMC will cover tuition for technical training at DMACC and offer a part-time, paid position at TMC Transportation while the student is attending school. This is an amazing opportunity to receive low cost education and hands-on experience in the diesel maintenance field all at once!  

TMC’s goal is to select persons for long-term employment.  We expect TMC Scholars to commit to at least two years of full-time employment at TMC Transportation following graduation, and if not, the student must agree to reimburse the monies paid out on the scholar’s behalf.

1.    Who can apply?
In order to apply you must first be accepted by DMACC, or be currently enrolled at DMACC, and be at least 18 years of age.  

2.    How do I apply?
You will need to complete an application for the TMC Scholars program and a TMC Application.  In addition, you will need to provide high school transcripts or proof of GED completion, and college or university transcripts (if applicable) as well as two letters of recommendation from non-family members. 

3.    What does the scholarship cover?
TMC Scholars will be awarded scholarships from TMC to cover payment of selected classes including:
34 Credits towards a Diesel Tech Diploma
65 Credits towards a Diesel Tech AAS
40 Credits towards Auto Collision Diploma and AAS. 

This does not cover costs of non-technical course tuition, books, tools, etc.  The TMC Scholarship would be renewed at the end of each semester for the following semester as long as the following requirements are met:

•    Maintain an overall GPA of at least 2.5
•    Satisfy TMC and DMACC attendance policy
•    Within a year average 80 hours of part-time work at TMC per month.  Work hours can be flexible as we will work with each scholar to adapt to the scholar’s school schedule.  It is possible for a scholar to work more than 80 hours per month, if desired.  The part-time scholar wage for the 2015-2016 school year is $16.00 per hour.

For more information on the program, contact HR Recruiter Jordan Evans at 515-256-3981 or!