The Iowa Department of Education recently awarded NIACC $1 million to construct a regional career academy in partnership among the Charles City, Nashua-Plainfield, Osage, Rudd-Rockford-Marble Rock, Riceville, North Butler, and Clarksville community school districts.
Charles City Schools Communications Director Justin DeVore says the new learning center to be established at the Floyd County Fairgrounds will become the second such NIACC academy in north Iowa.
Senator Chuck Grassley says the career academies will be a great benefit to those industries dealing with staff shortages.
Students will earn both high school and college credit by enrolling in NIACC classes at no cost to their families while gaining access to career and technical education (CTE) programs and state-of-the-art equipment in those high-demand fields. DeVore says the new Charles City-based NIACC academy is scheduled to be up and running by Fall 2023.