As part of a statewide initiative to elevate manufacturing as a career choice in Iowa, Des Moines Area Community College will host an open house and tours of its Center for Advanced Manufacturing on Thursday, Oct. 3. The Elevate Day - DMACC event is one of several events to be held in October in conjunction with the Iowa Association of Business and Industry's Elevate Iowa campaign, which seeks to get the word out about career pathways and training opportunities at Iowa's 15 community colleges. By 2018, the association anticipates the state will face a shortfall of 6,672 skilled workers in the advanced manufacturing sector. The open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Center for Advanced Manufacturing on the DMACC campus in Ankeny.