Orange City, Iowa — The MOC/FV School District, Unity Christian High School (UCHS), and Northwest Iowa Community College (NCC) are launching a new venture to help students seeking degrees in certain areas.
The newly-formed STEM-Career & College Academy will be launched with a luncheon on Friday, January 11th, 11:00 am at the Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange City. CEO’s and HR Directors from the area’s major employers and industries have been invited to attend.
Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, who co-chairs the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council, will be the featured speaker at the event. She will be joined by Dr. Aletha Stubbe, President of NCC; Superintendent of MOC-FV Gary Richardson; Unity Principal Wayne Dykstra; Elizabeth McMillen, the Coordinator of Education with Sanford Health; and Orange City Mayor Les Douma.
The new Academy is the result of collaboration between the three educational institutions to address the shortage of high school graduates seeking 4-year college degrees in the fields of science, technology, engineering and technology (STEM). It will also address the need to further develop a skilled workforce.