Career Academy

Pella Community School District and Pella Christian High School are partnering with Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) to bring a focused career and technical education closer to high school students of the region.  The design of the Career Academy concept in our region will have a four-pronged effect to its impact:
  1. Train students in relevant and rigorous programs with hands-on experience.

  2. Increase the interest for students in careers that are related to postsecondary programs and require further education.

  3. Develop a workforce with a quicker turnaround for local business and industry needs.

  4. Encourage economic development and new business through a better trained workforce.

The systemic outcome:  

  • Keep students engaged in school and thus improving high school learning and completion.

  • Develop a workforce through post-secondary training while keeping families in the region with good employment

  • Support sound economic environment ripe for new development.

Programs being explored to offer at the Career Academy:

Welding Technology |

Machining/CNC (Advanced Manufacturing) |

Ag Business | I

nformation Technology |

Health Occupations, Nursing |

Project Lead The Way (engineering) |

Construction Trades |

Elementary and Secondary Teacher Academy |

Auto mechanics |

Criminal Justice |

Culinary Arts - Family Consumer Science |


Career Academy