Waukee business program to get new school

Business Record: BY JOE GARDYASZ | Senior Staff Writer | @JoeGardyasz

A Waukee Community School District program that is embedding high school students with professional firms throughout Greater Des Moines in fields such as architecture, software design, marketing and health care will get a new building next year.

Waukee School Superintendent Dave Wilkerson said the program has created great new opportunities for high school students in Waukee to make the connection between school and the world of work.

The Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX) program, now in its second year, provides nearly 250 students with real-world experiences at professional firms such as Shive-Hattery Inc. and LightEdge Solutions Inc. Seven classes, ranging from information management design to exploration of health sciences and medicine, enable students to work on real-world projects and earn community college credit during half-day sessions at the workplaces.

Read more at http://www.BusinessRecord.com


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s