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November 9, 2022

Thank you for a great Future Ready Night!

Mercy radiology

Thank you for your participation in a very sucessful Future Ready Night & Career Showcase! Hundreds of parents and students stopped by the FFA Enrichment Center this past Monday, November 7 to learn more about post-secondary opportunities. Families were able to have conversations with regent universities, school counselors, and experts from over 30 different careers!

Part of the evening consisted of  breakout sessions with
  • Regents Panel: Kirk Kluver, The University of Iowa, Kate Crow, Iowa State University, and Terri Crumley, University of Northern Iowa Discussion. Facilitated by Sarah Thorsbakken and Katelyn Fischels
  • DMACC Career Academy: Kam Klaver and Mike Seufert
  • Iowa Workforce Development Registered Apprenticeship Program: Nicole Straker and Jason Wickman
  • Iowa College Aid, Last Dollar Scholarship: Todd Brown
  • ISL Education Lending SP3: Shelly Adams
  • ACT: Dominic Iannone
  • Orbis: Joel Fox
  • AP courses: Mici Vos
  • Naviance: Audrey Bell and Laura Chapman
  • High School 101: Kelly Andrews and Ashley Brown
  • Des Moines Central Campus: David Patterson

Thank you so much to the business professionals for spending your evening with our families. The event would not have been a success without all of you!

acsd counselors

ACSD Counselors from L to R: Laura Chapman, Audrey Bell, David Patterson, Ashley Wilson, Kelly Andrews, Mici Vos, Sarah Thorsbakken, Katelyn Fischels



Hotel Fort Des Moines


Polk County Conservation


MercyOne: RN, BSN

Iowa soyben

Iowa Soybean Association


MercyOne: Flight Paramedic


Ankeny Police Department


Ascension Video: Videographer


Webspec: Web and graphic design


Career Showcase Professionals

  1. Ascension Video
  2. QB Studios
  3. Polk County Conservation
  4. Webspec
  5. MercyOne
  6. Ankeny Police Department
  7. OPN Architects
  8. Ankeny Real Estate Group – REMAX Precision
  9. Pratum
  10. Johnson Reporting Services
  11. Office of Senator Joni Ernst
  12. Mercy College of Health Sciences
  13. Des Moines Area Community College Fire Technology Program
  14. Kemin Industries
  15. First National Bank
  16. UnityPoint Health – Des Moines
  17. MercyOne
  18. Embarq Signature Homes
  19. Des Moines Area Community College
  20. First Hospitality Hotel Fort Des Moines Curio Collection by Hilton
  21. Ankeny Schools: Northeast Elementary
  22. UnityPoint Health-DM – Iowa Methodist Medical Center
  23. Catch Des Moines
  24. Iowa Society of CPAs
  25. KPMG LLP
  26. Casey’s General Stores
  27. Delta Air Lines
  28. MODUS Engineering
  29. Keen Project Solutions
  30. Bayer
  31. Iowa laborers Education and Training fund
  32. Toast Ankeny
  33. Iowa Soybean Association
  34. UnityPoint Health – Des Moines
  35. Karl Chevrolet