The Career Center helps prepare students for success beyond graduation. Located in the Waukee Innovation & Learning Center, the Career Center serves K-12 students in the Waukee Community School District. The center offers a place for students to:
- Explore career pathways via guest speakers, job shadowing, and more
- Connect with part-time/summer jobs and internships via an online job board (coming soon!)
- Attend career workshops and hone skills such as resume writing, interviewing, and networking
Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX)
Waukee Aspiring Professional Experience (APEX) offers work-based learning for students by partnering with businesses in the community to provide students with professional opportunities through value-added projects and instruction.
Click here to learn about the APEX program, business partners, course offerings, credits, and enrollment.
Introduction to Education (Teacher Internship)
The Introduction to Education program offers classes with dual college credit for students interested in pursuing a career in Education. Grade level and application requirements differ based on the course.
Click here to learn about Introduction to Education course offerings, credit, and the enrollment process.
ProStart Culinary Program
ProStart is a two-year educational program supported by the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation in partnership with the Iowa Restaurant Association Education Foundation. This career-building program blends classroom learning with mentored work experience to teach high school students the management and culinary skills needed for a career in the restaurant and food service industry.
Click here to learn about culinary program courses, credits, availability, and enrollment.
School-to-Work (STW) is an internship program for seniors that places emphasis on professional skills and adding value to our business partners. Students work exclusively at one employer. In the fall, students prepare by taking a career development course and work at the employer for two blocks per day during the spring semester.
Click here to learn about School-To-Work course offerings, credits, eligibility, and application requirements.