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Published on December 12, 2022

Aidan Brand and Henry Hick, both 2022 Pella High School graduates, have officially completed their Welding Apprenticeships through the Career Academy of Pella. Following his apprenticeship, Aidan Brand is now a full time Welder at Vermeer. Henry Hick completed his apprenticeship at Co-Line. Congrats to Aidan and Henry!    

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A Completed Apprenticeship Ends With a Full-Time Job Offer

Published on December 23, 2021

Jayden Jansen (middle), a 2021 graduate from Pella Community High School, completes his welding apprenticeship at Vermeer. Jayden began his apprenticeship at Vermeer in June of 2020, his junior year at Pella HS.  After completing it in December of this year, Jayden accepted a full-time offer at Vermeer.  Congratulations to Jayden Jansen!

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Governor Reynolds to Recognize High School Pathways into Medical Careers – Nov. 9

Published on November 8, 2021

The Career Academy of Pella is hosting Governor Kim Reynolds for a public event to launch a high school registered apprenticeship in patient care, November 9 at 11:15 a.m. The event will include comments by the first apprentice registered in the program, employers hiring apprentices into these high-demand careers and the Governor. “It takes creative […]

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The Career Academy of Pella Receives Grant

Published on October 22, 2020

Governor Reynolds announced that the Career Academy of Pella (CAP) will receive $36,211 as an awardee of the Coronavirus Relief Fund Registered Apprenticeship Expansion grant. Money from the grant will be used to purchase augmented reality tools for the welding apprenticeship program, providing accelerated skills training while students are in the classroom. The Career Academy […]

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Welding Program Receives Weld-Machine Donation

Published on August 28, 2020

The Career Academy of Pella (CAP) is honored to be the recipient of an AugmentedArc® Augmented Reality Welding System, generously donated by Miller Electric in collaboration with Vermeer Corporation. Representatives from the two organizations presented the equipment to Sheila Graham, welding instructor, and Justin Horn, a welding student at the Career Academy, on Thursday, August […]

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Students Sign-Up for Apprenticeships

Published on May 26, 2020

Students Sign With Local Employers in Work-Based Learning Program* *Press Release from Central College. PELLA, IA (05/26/2020) Career Academy of Pella hosted a virtual signing day on May 20 to welcome participants into a new and expanding work-based educational program in Marion County. In total, 13 students from high schools in Pella signed letters with […]

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Pella’s First Registered Apprentice

Published on April 21, 2020

Charles Vander Velden, a 2019 graduate of Pella High School, became the first registered apprentice through the Career Academy of Pella. Read the full article on the kniakrls.com link.

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Online Learning Opportunities Begin March 30

Published on March 23, 2020

Pella Community Schools will begin posting online learning opportunities for students beginning Monday, March 30. Please review the Online Learning Etiquette:

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Introducing SafeSchools Alert

Published on February 25, 2020

District ID code:  1915 _____________________________________ Our district is now using SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting app that allows students, staff and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration. You  can easily report tips on bullying, harassment, drugs, vandalism, threats of violence or any safety issue you’re concerned about through SafeSchools Alert. Do a search […]

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September is National Preparedness Month

Published on September 24, 2019

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now and throughout the year. The 2019 theme is “Prepared, Not Scared.” Pella Community Schools would like to take this opportunity to identify district safety highlights and resources (links are in green text). The district follows procedures from the […]

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