The Charles City area has just taken a step forward in terms of career readiness for its students.
According to Superintendent of Charles City Schools Mike Fisher, the school board has signed a memorandum of understanding with NIACC to partner and possibly bring a career academy close to home.
Fisher says this is a soft commitment.
The next step in bringing this career academy to the area would be to write a grant for $1 million dollars from the state.
The potential academy will focus on 4 target areas.
NIACC President Steven Schulz says these target areas can and will change in the future to better represent the employer needs that year.
If the MOU passes in Charles City and the other 7 districts, the schools will be responsible for supporting the building of the academy, committing to use partnership funds to help buy needed equipment for the center, and help recruit and sign up students for the programs.
More information to come – check back to KCHANews.com.