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Ivy Tech Community College, EVSC Partner to Prepare High School Students For Careers with Local Employers

Evansville, IN (NNDC) – The Evansville Vanderburgh School  Corporation and Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus last week approved a Memorandum of Understanding to build career and academic pathways that allow EVSC high school students to earn a college credential that is highly valued in the workforce at little or no cost to the student.

In order to better prepare today’s high school student for good-paying jobs with local employers, EVSC and Ivy Tech have created a formal partnership between the college, local business and industry, and the school corporation to effectively create a preK-14 educational system.  While students won’t be required to attend two additional years of school to participate in this program, it does ensure that high school students can acquire the education and work skills provided through a rigorous community college education that employers demand.

“Through this partnership, every student will have the chance to earn a certification, certificate or technical certificate in high-skilled, high-demand fields that is highly valued in the workplace,” said Jonathan Weinzapfel, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Evansville. “This will create great career opportunities and build a brighter future for young people to make a decent living, raise a family and contribute back to our community.”

EVSC Superintendent David Smith said, “This is a tangible example of the partnerships we are creating to prepare students for future success. We are committed to doing everything possible to support our students in reaching their goals in life after high school.”









(EVSC Superintendent David Smith Above)

OptIN’s mission is to introduce, explore and prepare EVSC students for all pathways leading to high-wage, high-demand careers paired with student interest, abilities, skills and knowledge. This work, in collaboration with leading community partners, will expand post-secondary options and opportunities for students throughout the EVSC.

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