Vocations

Vocational and job opportunities on campus allow students to gain valuable employable skills and earn money while attending Woodward Academy.

Select Knights on campus are eligible to participate in some of the many vocational opportunities on campus and earn a wage while attending Woodward Academy. In fact, Woodward Academy has an annual student payroll of over $100,000, which has allowed students to pay back restitution owed, or save it for when they leave campus.

Each year, students are responsible for maintaining the grounds on campus through landscaping, and for keeping the administrative and education buildings clean. These job opportunities have provided great work experience for students and a way for many of them to build a work resume that is often lacking in experience. In the past, students have also taken vocational classes off campus that have included a welding course at the Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC).

Additional job opportunities include:

  • Lawn care maintenance
  • Custodial management
  • Food Preparation
  • Photography

Knights on the Move

“We’ll Move You With Honor!”

KOTM is Woodward Academy’s student employed moving company. The company was started in 2007 and has blossomed into a formidable moving company in central Iowa, as well as a great resource for students to acquire employable skills and some money while attending WA. KOTM is the largest student vocation and performs both residential and commercial moves. In recent years, KOTM typically performs over 100 moves and clocks more than 1,000 student hours of employment.