Trick-Tools outfitted the Career Academy workshop with equipment including an Edwards Ironworker, Dake Drill Press, along with other metal and woodworking equipment. The tools provided by the high-performance supplier will give students the opportunity to learn about the fabrication industry, gain hands-on experience with top fabrication equipment and expose them to numerous career opportunities, according to a press release.
“We are very proud of the business partnership with Trick-Tools to provide the needed equipment for a facility for students to explore and excel at our Career Academy of Pella,” said Principal Eric Nelson of the Pella Community High School. “These business partnerships are vital to the future success of our students.”
With the program, 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce is projected to have training and education beyond high school by 2025, the release stated.
A ceremony was held Aug. 29 at the new Career Academy of Pella, where Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed Executive Order 88, creating a group charged with developing the strategic plan.
“Reaching this goal is critical to assure Iowans have great career opportunities, and employers can hire enough of the skilled workers they need,” Branstad said.