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Local Apprenticeship Programs Shine During Iowa Lawmakers’ Day on the Hill

Published on February 23, 2024

A group of students showcased local apprenticeships at a “Day on the Hill” earlier this month. Students were visited by state lawmakers, including State Senator Ken Rozenboom and Representative Barb Kniff McCulla.  They showcased their work-based learning experiences through WorkSMART Connector and the Career Academy of Pella. The School Administrators of Iowa, the Iowa Association […]

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Apprenticeship News – Landon Hudson Completes Culinary/Hospitality Apprenticeship

Published on November 22, 2023

Landon Hudson has officially completed his Culinary/Hospitality Apprenticeship through the Career Academy of Pella. Congratulations to Landon Hudson for earning Registered Apprenticeship certification in Hospitality and Culinary Arts from the United States Department of Labor.  Landon received professional training at the Career Academy of Pella through the WorkSMART Connector program, with work-based learning experience at Central […]

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The Career Academy of Pella hosts Work-Based Learning Event

Published on October 5, 2023

The Career Academy of Pella hosted an Open House on Wednesday, October 4th, showcasing the new Advanced Manufacturing lab.  Local business and industry leaders, as well as State of Iowa officials, interacted with Pella High students who demonstrated the new high tech equipment.     Click here to see KNIA-KRLS coverage of the event.

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Pella High School Hosts WorkSmart Connector Apprenticeship Signing Event

Published on April 21, 2023

Pella High School hosted a WorkSmart Connector Apprenticeship signing event on Wednesday to celebrate 30 area students. Congratulations to all the new apprenticeship students! Thank you WorkSmart Connector and all the local businesses who will be partnering with the students for these opportunities. Click here to see KNIA-KRLS coverage of the event.  

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Pella Community School District Receives STEM BEST® + HD Program Award

Published on February 2, 2023

Pella, Iowa – The Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council announced Pella Community School District as one of the 37 school districts joining the STEM BEST® (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers) + HD (High Demand) Program. The STEM BEST Program brings schools and businesses together to provide students with real workplace experiences, introduce businesses and career […]

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Apprenticeship News

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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