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News Pella High Hosts WorkSMART Connector Apprenticeship Signing Event

Published on April 22, 2024

Pella High hosted a WorkSMART Connector and Career Academy of Pella signing event on Wednesday, joined by a crowd of supporters to celebrate the commitment of area high school students who enrolled in work-based learning apprenticeships and certificate opportunities. Students from Pella, Pella Christian, Knoxville, Prairie City-Monroe, Melcher-Dallas, Twin Cedars, North Mahaska, and homeschool backgrounds are embarking on a journey to gain technical and on-the-job training necessary to earn certifications and/or college credits, all while earning a wage.  Nine students from Pella High School signed apprenticeship commitments. Congratulations to all the new apprenticeship students!

Construction Trades (G&B Concrete, NuMark, Eagle Electric, Gritters Electric, Van Haaften Plumbing and Heating, Lansers Home Service, Hopkins Roofing)

Teagen McDanel
Tim Meinders
Michael Muller
Asher Wood

Manufacturing Technologies

Asher De Boef / Pella Corporation
Jack Weaver / Pella Corporation

Patient Care (all with Wesley Life and Pella Regional Hospital)

Angel Bingham
Jiovannie Colton
Abbie De Berg
Riley Sailors
Blair Walz
Claire Westerkamp


James Lackamp / Co-Line
Trenton Van Zee / Co-Line
Trenton Mohn / LDJ Manufacturing
Christian Rempe / PPI
Liam Childress / Vermeer Corporation
Zeb Enfield / Vermeer Corporation
Braden Pence / Vermeer Corporation
Gage Shaw / Vermeer Corporation
Trenton Shawler / Vermeer Corporation
Jayden Breuklander / Weiler Manufacturing
Braxton Davis / Weiler Manufacturing
Chaz Graves / Weiler Manufacturing

Early Childhood Education student signing:

Isabella Ebbersole / Pella Childcare Center

IT student signings:

Devon Browne / Pella Corporation
Jonathan Frost / Pella Corporation
Kaiden Browne / Vermeer Corporation
Rob Schreur / Vermeer Corporation
Gabe Vos / Vermeer Corporation

Congratulations to apprentices who completed a program this past year!

Maren Christian
Berklie McKay
Grant Cook
Cole Schakel
Whitney Ebeling
Marie Vander Wilt
Landon Hudson
Carver Van Zee
Trevor Hundt
Carter Vos
Joshua McGhee