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:
Train students in relevant and rigorous programs with hands-on experience.
Increase the interest for students in careers that are related to postsecondary programs and require further education.
Develop a workforce with a quicker turnaround for local business and industry needs.
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 |