On Tuesday, Gov. Kim Reynolds and the Iowa Department of Education awarded three $1 million competitive grants through the new Career Academy Incentive Fund to prepare more high school students for success in college, postsecondary training and the workforce. Indian Hills Community College was one of the three to secure a $1 million grant to increase access to career academy programs in high-demand fields through new and expanded regional centers. Students benefit from industry partnerships, earn high school and college credit, and gain technical and traditional academic skills offered through career and technical education or CTE programs.
With the funds Indian Hills will establish a new regional center in Centerville for seven southern Iowa school districts. At these locations, students will have access to CTE programs in high-demand fields, including health care, advanced manufacturing, welding, engineering technology and agricultural sciences. More information on the Career Academy Incentive Fund is available on the Iowa Department of Education’s website.