ANKENY, Iowa (September 19, 2016) - The Transition
Alliance Program (TAP) at Ankeny Centennial High School and Ankeny High School hosted a construction simulator from Hawkeye Community College. TAP is a partnership program between
Ankeny Schools and Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services, who sponsored this
both AHS and ACHS had the chance to try five different simulators: bulldozer, excavator, welder, backhoe, and land grader. The main goal of the simulator was to provide exposure to the
construction field, as it relates to a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) career. A representative from
DMACC also provided information regarding programs they offer in this
"Students enjoyed the experience and for some
it solidified their choice in a future career," said Nicki Simonis, TAP Coordinator.
TAP will conduct
follow-up informational sessions for interested students with a lunch and
learn opportunity from an outside construction agency, as well as a webinar.
Ankeny Community Schools is unified in its commitment, passion, and vision so every learner is prepared to achieve a lifetime of personal success.
Ankeny Community School District does not discriminate based on race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, physical attributes, physical or mental ability or disability, ancestry, political party preference, military affiliation, socioeconomic status, or familial status. Inquiries or grievances may be directed to Jenifer Owenson, Chief Human Resources Officer, 306 SW School Street, P.O. Box 189, Ankeny, IA, 50021-0189, (515) 965-9600, firstname.lastname@example.org; or to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission, 500 West Madison Street, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60661.