News: DMPS to Expand Skills Trade Program Next Year

WHO: DMPS to Expand Skills Trade Program Next Year

Excerpt: For a growing number of students with Des Moines Public Schools college isn’t the best option and the district is working to accommodate them.

“It feels great. I used to be so worried about, ‘Hey, what am I going to do when I graduate?’ But now I have something waiting for me, something I actually enjoy doing,” said Jorge Escobedo, senior at Central Campus.

This is the perfect example of education in the 21st Century; training students and our next generation of community leaders in a way that makes sense for them. We need more programs like this, what welding program in Clarinda and the APEX school in Waukee.