SIOUX CENTER, Iowa (KTIV) -- U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos visited Dordt University Friday afternoon to observe parts of the school's agriculture program.
DeVos first got a tour of the Agriculture Stewardship Center where she was able to discuss the program's curriculum and practicum with students and teachers.
Specifically, the group talked about their two-year professional-technical programs and partnerships.
DeVos said it's important to highlight programs like this one because it breaks down barriers between education and industry to help prepare the Iowa workforce in different, yet crucial ways.
"Today I think, in a very unusual way, the realities of the pandemic are bringing home the point that experience and those years are ripe for change, and we're seeing a lot of families, parents take that into their own hands today," said DeVos.
Following the tour, DeVos took part in a roundtable discussion with area education and business leaders on education beyond high school.