Skilled Trades Alliance
Where education aligns to meet the demands of a vibrant business economyOur long-standing success and excellence in preparing high school students to be career ready upon graduation makes Central Campus Iowa’s Premier Regional Academy for Advance Career Training. Our achievements would not be possible without the generous support of hundreds of business and community partners like you. Demand for our students’ skills and abilities is nowhere greater than in the construction industry.
- Significant decline of high school graduates entering the trades the past two decades
- National reports forecast a 25% increase in construction job openings by 2018
- Retirement of the majority of tradesmen is predicted within the next 5-10 years
Business and industry leaders stand ready to support Central Campus with solutions for these real problems. We ask for your significant financial support to build Iowa’s Premier Skills Trade Academy.
“If we do not support and promote our industry, who will?”
Lumbermans Drywall & Roofing Supply President Gary Scrutchfield
Students will be immersed in job-embedded practices and internships while learning from industry mentors. The Academy will include industry-certified pre-apprenticeship curriculum and integrated mathematics, expanding our school-to-work program while maintain compliance with standard hiring practices of our partners, in:
Steering CommitteeTascha Brown Central Campus – DMPS Gretchen Critelli Des Moines Public Schools Rachel Flint Hubbell Homes Chuck Gassman Bell Brothers Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. Dan Knoup Home Builders Association of Greater Des Moines Bruce Logan Logan Contractors Supply Brandon Patterson RE/MAX Real Estate Concepts Realtor Gary Scrutchfield Lumbermans Drywall & Roofing Supply Scott Turczynski Heartland Finishes, Inc.
Advisory CommitteeBob Brown United Way of Central Iowa Clint Gadbury Central Campus- DMPS Rick Heintz Premier Plumbing, Inc. Ben Molloy Central Campus – DMPS Michael Murphy Central Campus- DMPS Jayson Waller Waller Construction, Inc. Ralph Young Central Campus – DMPS