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October 18, 2021 News

Fifth graders explore high school career pathways at the Sioux City Career Academy

Hunt A+ Arts Elementary School students get hands on experience at the Sioux City Career Academy
Hunt A+ Arts Elementary School students get hands on experience at the Sioux City Career Academy

Every Friday during the fall 2021 semester, the Sioux City Career Academy partners with a Sioux City Community School District elementary to let students get a hands-on experience with the different career pathways available to high school students enrolled in Career Academy.

Mackenzie Hiserote is the program coordinator of Sioux City Career Academy. She said it’s important for kids to know they can choose from a variety of career paths.

“When we have all of these courses at the Career Academy, we find that kids are like, ‘I did not know that there was a career in that. That would be really really fun to go into,’ and so our goal is really just to get them interested in different things and get them exposed to all of the different options that they have in their future profession or future occupation,” said Hiserote.

The Career Academy plans to continue these programs until the end of January and display 30 career paths with Sioux City’s elementary schools.

Check out the coverage of Friday’s Are For Fifth Graders by KCAU’s Nik Wilson here.