Orange City STEM Career & College Academy To Be Launched

Date posted - January 8, 2013

Prairie Winds Event Center in Orange CityOrange 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.

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