Four Iowa high schools are using a $200,000 federal grant to help students line up “pre-apprenticeships.” Jake Gourley, a junior at Boone High School, has signed up for one of these four-year programs geared to teach trade skills.
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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.
Gov. Terry Branstad said Thursday he would consider an increase in the state minimum wage
This report is known as the Energy Efficient Scorecard and Iowa ranked 12th in the country for 2015, advancing two spots from last year’s rankings. The Iowa Energy Center is highlighted in the report for supporting bioenergy, renewable energy and energy efficiency programs through research and development.