A major donation from a Siouxland business is investing in kids’ futures.
Seaboard Triumph Foods gifted a $400,000 check to the Sioux City School Districts’ Career Academy, which gives metro students a chance to explore jobs and trades while still in high school.
The donation will go towards the program’s classroom expansion, which is currently under construction inside the old J.C. Penney store downtown.
Superintendent Dr. Paul Gausman says they’re excited to get started with school around the corner.
“We really look forward to the growth in this program. We look forward to what we’ll be able to do in the future so we can help students not only graduate from this district with a diploma, but graduate with a diploma and a plan for their future,” says Gausman.
Seaboard Triumph added that they hope the donation makes students consider working and living in Siouxland after graduation, whether it be through higher education or entering the workforce.