News: Boone, Spencer, Muscatine and Waukee schools launch ‘pre-apprenticeships.’

Radio Iowa: Boone, Spencer, Muscatine and Waukee schools launch ‘pre-apprenticeships’

Excerpt: 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.

“Doing this class will be a great honor because I would get a year ahead in schooling,” he says, “so when I went out in the workforce it would be easier employment and I’d know what I was doing.”