Many Attend Waterloo Career Center Ribbon Cutting
posted on Thursday, October 10, 2019 in The Cedar Valley Community
Today, many gathered from the State of Iowa and the Cedar Valley community to celebrate the grand opening and ribbon cutting of the Waterloo Career Center in Waterloo, Iowa.
From the Waterloo Career Center's website, "The Waterloo Career Center, housed in Central Middle School, offers high school students real-world training in multiple career fields for part of their day. Instructors with industry experience give students hands-on opportunities to learn in labs that provide workplace environments."
State representatives attended the celebration and shared in their excitement about the project and the ripple effects it will have in the community and the state of Iowa as a whole. The Waterloo Career will serve as a shining example of what a community can accomplish when government, institutions and private businesses come together to address a need.
Now, with 14 fully built out programs and four more on the way, the Waterloo Career Center is a great example of how communities can address the current talent climate. Students are given the opportunity to explore real-world career paths while still in school; while earning dual credit!
This allows students to explore and find their passion before graduating from highschool.
You can learn more at waterlooschools.org/wcc/