Seaboard Triumph Foods donated $400,000 to support college and career readiness programs offered at the Sioux City Career Academy. With 30 career pathways to pursue, the Sioux City Career Academy allows students to make a connection between their education and their future with meaningful, real-world experiences.

“We created the Sioux City Career Academy for our students to be successful and gain adaptable skills which will serve them as they enter a highly competitive workforce. The Sioux City Community School District understands that students today need knowledge and hands-on experiences to meet the demands of the ever-changing economy,” Dr. Paul Gausman, Sioux City Community School District superintendent shares.

Each of the 30 pathways is a career-focused sequence of high school courses that integrates core academic knowledge with technical and occupational knowledge to provide students with a pathway to post-secondary education and careers.

“We are extremely thankful for the commitment that Seaboard Triumph Foods has made to support excellence in education,” says Kari Treinen, executive director, Sioux City Public Schools Foundation. “The investment made in our students shows leadership and vision for the future of our students and our community.”

Career Academy classes are open to students enrolled at any of 15 area high schools including: Sioux City East, West, and North High, Bishop Heelan, Siouxland Community Christian, Hinton, Sergeant Bluff, Lawton-Bronson, Kingsley-Pierson, Akron-Westfield, Dakota Valley, South Sioux City, LeMars, Woodbury Central, and Westwood.

The STF donation to the Sioux City Career Academy allows for program expansion creating access for students to pursue college and career readiness. For the 2018-2019 school year, Career Academy program enrollment will increase from roughly 800 students to more than 1,500 students with the goal of continued program expansion.

Source: Seaboard-Triumph Foods