PATHWAYS

 
Allen County - Student Career Partners for NE Indiana
Pathway Sector

Pre-Nursing Certification

Grant Year

2019

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: Ft Wayne Community Schools, Anthis Career Center
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Community College Ft. Wayne
Industry/Employer Partners: Parkview Hospital
Community Partners: Schwab Foundation Grantees: Junior Achievement, Ivy Tech Community College Ft. Wayne, Region 8: ASK, Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

Planning Process
  1. The team attended a study visit to the Academies of Nashville to learn about the wall-to-wall academy model offering dual credit and effective employer engagement.
  2. Parkview Hospital, the region’s largest employer and Ft. Wayne Community Schools supported establishing the pre-nursing pathway with stackable credentials; meeting area labor needs and offering effective training and career opportunities to students.
Contact Information

Ryan Twiss, Steve Doepker, Barb Csicsko

ryan@neindiana.comdoepkersd@gmail.com, bcsicsko@sacs.k12.in.us

Website Link

neindiana.com

Boone County - Lebanon Community Schools & Gene Haas Center
Pathway Sector

Advanced Manufacturing

Grant Year

2016

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: Lebanon Community School Corporation
Post-Secondary Partners: Vincennes University and Gene Haas Training Center
Industry/Employer Partners: Hendricks Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems and Haas Factory Outlet
Community Partners: City of Lebanon and Boone County Economic Development

Planning Process

  1. A site visit to P-TECH early college high schools in Hudson Valley, New York explored grade 9-14 college and career preparation programs built through partnerships with area businesses and involving work-based experiences and learning.
  2. A trip to Dearborn Technology and Manufacturing Early College highlighted a five-year program at Henry Ford College, where a student pursues a manufacturing career after earning a high school diploma, an associate of science degree, a career-ready certificate and/or up to two years of college credit.
  3. In a trip to Cardinal Manufacturing, representatives learned about the year-long, two credit class where students gain real-life manufacturing business experience in a variety of roles.
Contact Information

Kristen Scott, Molly Whitehead

scottkk@leb.k12.in.us, mwhitehead@booneedc.org

Website Link

https://www.hfochicago.com/news/gene-haas-training-education-center-dedicated-much-fanfare/

Cass County - Lewis-Cass Polytechnic Academy
Pathway Sector

Manufacturing

Grant Year

2017

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: Southeastern School Corporation, Lewis Cass High School, Northwestern High School, Lewis Cass Jr. High School, Northwestern Jr. High School
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Kokomo, Ivy Tech Logansport, Purdue Polytechnic Kokomo
Industry/Employer Partners: Myers Spring, Mid-American Beverage, Steinberger Construction, Ironmonger Spring, Merrell Brothers, Logan Stamping, MPI-Small Parts
Community Partners: Department of Workforce Development, Cass County Economic Development

Planning Process

  1. Representatives visited John Jay Center for Learning with services that include traditional college courses, vocational training courses, certification training as well as career planning.
  2. A site visit to Cardinal Manufacturing featured a company within a school where students learn about manufacturing and gain firsthand experience.
  3. A tour of the Academies of Nashville showcased high schools focused on specific career or academic themes and include student exposure to college and career opportunities, industry skills and potential employers through classroom speakers, site visits, job shadowing and internships.
  4. A trip to Early College P-TECH schools in New York State offered a grade 9-14 model that involves partnerships with industry and hands-on, work-based learning and curriculum preparing students with credentials, associate degrees and strong preparation for pursuit of additional college if they so choose.
  5. Representatives traveled to Colorado to explore Denver Public Schools Career Connect model that offers engaging, project-based courses and experiential learning opportunities in relevant career pathways where students graduate with college credit, industry experience and invaluable soft skills.
  6. A visit to Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District in McAllen, Texas featured programming that equips a typically underserved student population with 21st century skills and opportunities in rigorous Early College dual credit as well as career technical education models.
Contact Information

Tim Garland, Mallory Claypool

garlandt@sescschools.net, claypoolm@lewiscass.net

Website Link

http://lcpa.lewiscass.net/

Decatur County - Greensburg Community High School
Pathway Sector

Healthcare

Grant Year

2018

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: Greeenburg Community High School, Greensburg Middle School
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Community College Columbus
Industry/Employer Partners: Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Aspen Place
Community Partners: Decatur County Economic Development, Decatur County Chamber of Commerce, Decatur County Community Foundation, Decatur County United Fund, Mayor of Greensburg, Department of Workforce Development

Planning Process

  1. A showcase of the Indianapolis Public Schools/EmployIndy partnership featured Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School that offers students dual credit and career training in health science pathways.
  2. Members have visited Perry Central Commodore Manufacturing, a student-run manufacturing company within a high school.
  3. Members attended the EWIN Pathways Summit that showcased education-workforce innovation and successful programs from across the state.
  4. Leads attended the National Career Pathways Network Conference in Louisville, KY.
Contact Information

Sue Auffenberg, Grant Peters

sauffenberg@greensburg.k12.in.us,  gpeters@greensberg.k12.in.us

Website Link

http://gchs.greensburg.k12.in.us/

Elkhart County - Horizon Education Alliance
Pathway Sector

Advanced Manufacturing

Grant Year

2016

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: Elkhart Community Schools, Concord Community Schools, Middlebury Community Schools, Goshen Community Schools, Wa-Nee Community Schools, Fairfield Community Schools, Baugo Community Schools, Elkhart Area Career Center
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Community College
Industry/Employer Partners/Collaborators: Thor Industries and Benteler Automotive
Community Partners: Horizon Education Alliance, Business & Education Roundtables, HSE Plus, Elkhart Chamber of Commerce, Goshen Chamber of Commerce, Middlebury Chamber of Commerce, Nappanee Chamber of Commerce, Wakarusa Chamber of Commerce

Planning Process
  1. A tour of the Academies of Nashville offered a model supported by that area’s businesses and community with high schools organized around academic or career-focused themes and programming that emphasizes college and career preparation.
  2. All county high schools have gone through Early College New Schools training and are working with CELL to establish these dual-credit programs that can result in transferable dual credit, associate degrees or technical certificates.
  3. Representatives have visited the P-TECH model schools in New York State to experience their programs that involve business partnerships and extensive career-based training, work-based experiences, dual credit, degrees and certifications.
Contact Information

Jason Harrison

Jharrison@heaindiana.org

Website Link

http://www.heaindiana.org/

Jay & Blackford Counties - John Jay Learning Center
Pathway Sector

Manufacturing

Grant Year

2016

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: Jay School Corporation and Blackford School Corporation
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University
Industry/Employer Partners: Jay-Blackford Manufacturing Council, FCC Indiana, Ft. Recovery Industries, Poet Biorefining, Sonoco, TLS-By Design, Tyson Original, Penville Custom Cabinets, NPR, QEP, 3M, Petosky Plastics, Stanley, TrueForm Steel, Jennerjahn Machine
Community Partners: Jay County Development Corporation, Blackford County Economic Development, Jay County Chamber of Commerce, John Jay Center for Learning, Alliance for Strategic Growth, Workforce Development

Planning Process

1. In preparation for developing programming, representatives learned about the CELL Early College Polytechnic Model througn network meetings and visiting PTECH schools in New York State.
2They also studied the NC3T Pathways System Framework that promotes development of personal visions based on talents and interests, empowering students with skills to develop practical career plans and providing strong academic foundations and life readiness competencies.

Contact Information

Jeremy Gulley, Stacie Paxson

jgulley@jayschools.k12.in.usstacie.paxson@e-fcci.com

Website Link

http://www.johnjaycenter.com/

Lake County - River Forest Community Schools
Pathway Sector

Advanced Manufacturing

Grant Year

2019

Pathway Partners

K- 12 Partners: River Forest High School
Post Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University
Industry/Employer Partners: Praxair, Inc.
Community Partners: Northwest Indiana Forum, US Army, City of Hobart Economic Development, Lake Shore Chamber of Commerce, Calumet Industrial Commission

Planning Process
  1. Team participated in site visits to Lewis-Cass Polytechnic Academy and PTECH Hudson Valley, New York
  2. Team focused on employer engagement best practices to build strong NW IN collaborations
Contact Information

Rebecca Sanders

rsanders@rfcsc.k12.in.us

Website Link

 https://www.rfcsc.k12.in.us/

Lawrence County - Economic Growth Council
Pathway Sector

Advanced Manufacturing

Grant Year

2017

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: North Lawrence Community Schools, Mitchell Community Schools, Shoals Community Schools, Orleans Community Schools, Medora, Brownstown Schools, North Lawrence Career Center
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, Oakland City University
Industry/Employer Partners: Duke Energy, Peerless Technologies, Bedford Ford, General Motors – Bedford Plant, Lehigh Cement Company, Hoosier Hills Credit Union, Eastgate Business and Technology Center, The Vision Group, Stone City Products, IU Health Bedford Hospital and Hoosier Energy
Community Partners: Lawrence County Economic Growth Council, Lawrence County Community Education Coalition, Lawrence County Community Foundation, City of Bedford, Stone Arts and Education Center, Hoosier Uplands Economic Development Corporation, Bedford Public Library, City of Mitchell

Planning Process
  1. The Lawrence County partnership was introduced to the P-Tech Model used in some New York schools where K-12, postsecondary and local businesses collaborate on pathways grounded in work-based learning in grades 9-14.
  2. Members also explored a Career and Technical Education Model that involves K-12, postsecondary and industy collaboration on career pathways.
  3. Academy models were also considered with a visit to the Academies of Nashville where career and theme-based high school academies are designed to help students prepare for college, career and life.
Contact Information

Joe Timbroook, Shawna Girgis

joe@lawrencecountygrowth.com, sgirgis@bedford.in.us

Website Link

 lawrencecountygrowth.com

Marion County - Republic Airways and Vincennes University
Pathway Sector

Aviation Careers

Grant Year

2018

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: Wayne Township, Decatur Township Schools, Area 31 Career Center
Post-Secondary Partners: Vincennes University
Industry/Employer Partners: Republic Airline, AAR Corporation and Textron Aviation
Community Partners: Central Indiana WorkOne, EmployIndy, Indiana Chamber of Commerce, Aviation Technology Center, Department of Workforce Development

Planning Process

  1. The Aviation Maintenance partnership considered aspects of the Toyota FAME AMT Live model with the goal of preparing globally competitive technicians to support successful U.S. manufacturing.
  2. Sector partnership members also investigated other models such as Denver Public School’s (DPS) career pathways processes initiated through the Denver Plan 2020.
  3. Several team members attended the PTECH workshop to learn about project-based learning supported with strong employer engagement.
Contact Information

Martin Kirkwoord

martin.kirkwood@rjet.com

Website Link

rjet.com

Marion County - EmployIndy and Crispus Attucks
Pathway Sector

Health Sciences

Grant Year

2017

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: Indianapolis Public Schools – Crispus Attucks Medical Magnet High School, Longfellow STEM and Medical Magnet High School
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Community College, University of Indianapolis and Dr. NiCole Keith (IU Department of Kinesiology)
Industry/Employer Partners: American Senior Living, United Home Healthcare, and Trilogy Health Services
Community Partners: Community Partners: EmployIndy (Marion County Workforce Development Board) Board

Planning Process
  1. Members learned about work-based learning through DWD activities and events.
  2. EWIN representatives led collaborative brain storming sessions to determine resources available and those needed to support their vision.
Contact Information

Liz Casalini  

casalinie@myips.org

Website Link

https://schools.myips.org/crispusattucks/academic-programs/

Marion County - MSD Decatur Township
Pathway Sector

IT/Computer Science

Grant Year

2017

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: MSD Decatur Township, Area 31 Career Center
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech, University of Indianapolis
Industry/Employer Partners/Collaborators: Nextech, Apple Education, Apprentice University, Bitwise, Bluelock, Codelicious, TechPoint, Salesforce, Eleven-Fifty
Community Partners: Westside Chamber of Commerce, Area 31 Career Center, Department of Workforce Development, EmployIndy

Planning Process
  1. Representatives visited Perry Central High School that houses a student-run manufacturing business that supplies products for local business partners.
  2. A site visit to the Academies of Nashville featured a program supported by local businesses and the community, which offer students themed high schools that provide rigorous career-focused preparation to make them college and career ready.
  3. Members explored Denver Public Schools CareerConnect model, a CTE program that offers project-based courses and experiential learning opportunities in relevant career pathways with hands-on projects, college credit, industry experience and soft skills.
  4. A trip to Chicago Public Schools showcased PTECH high schools that partner with business to give students hands-on work-based learning opportunities as well as college credits, associate degrees and technical certificates leading to high wage, high demand positions.
Contact Information

Dr Chris Duzenbery

cduzenbery@decaturproud.org

Website Link

http://www.decaturproud.org/about/news/1620528/msd-of-decatur-township-launches-computer-science-pathway-program-for-k12-students

Marshall County - Plymouth High School
Pathway Sector

Precision Machining

Grant Year

2017

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: Plymouth High School, Lincoln Junior High, Riverside Intermediate School, Webster Elementary, North Central Area Vocational Cooperative
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Community College, Ancilla College
Industry/Employer Partners: ITAMCO, Big Kaiser Precision Tooling Inc, CTE Solutions, Hoosier Racing Team
Community Partners: Marshall County Economic Development Corporation, Marshall County Community Foundation, Work One, City of Plymouth

Planning Process
  1. Partnership members have attended CELL Early College Network meetings to learn about the CTE Early College Model.
  2.  Members have visited the John Jay Center of Learning to explore vocational training and certification coursework.
  3. A trip to Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Schools in McAllen, Texas exposed members to rigorous Early College programming that has also expanded to include CTE opportunities.
  4. A visit to the Academies of Nashville featured theme-based high schools with business partnerships that support hands-on, work-based learning, career focused experiences and exposure. 5. Members attended the EWIN Pathways Summit that showcased education-workforce innovation and successful programs from across the state.
Contact Information

Jennifer Felke, Jerry Chavez

jfelke@plymouth.k12.in.us , jerry@marshallcoountyedc.org

Website Link

 https://www.plymouth.k12.in.us/machining

Perry County - Perry Central Education Workforce Partnership
Pathway Sector

Advanced Manufacturing

Grant Year

2016

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: Perry Central Jr-Sr High School, Perry County Learning Academy
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Community College
Industry/Employer Partners: Waupaca Foundry, Inc., Jasper Engines and Transmissions, Meggitt and MasterBrand Cabinets
Community Partners: Perry County Chamber of Commerce, Perry County Learning Academy and Perry Country Development Corporation

Planning Process

  1. In a site visit to Cub Manufacturing, a work-based learning program at Madison Consolidated High School, members saw a manufacturing business operation in action involving students from conception to delivery in design, marketing, human resources, logistics and finance.
  2. A site visit to Cardinal Manufacturing featured a company within a school where students learn about manufacturing and gain firsthand experience.
  3. Attending a National Pathways Conference helped representatives gain knowledge about trends in career pathways and programs operating in other states.
Contact Information

Jody French

 jfrench@pccommodores.org

Website Link

 http://www.pccs.k12.in.us/commodoremanufacturing.html

Posey County - Economic Development Partnership
Pathway Sector

Advanced Manufacturing

Grant Year

2018

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: MSD of Mt. Vernon and MSD of North Posey
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech and Purdue Extension
Industry/Employer Partners: Nix Companies, Astrazeneca, Warehouse Services Inc, CountryMark and Consolidated Grain and Barge
Community Partners: WorkOne Southwest, Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce

Planning Process
  1. Posey County’s partnership explored the CELL Career Technical Education and Polytechnic Early College models that make completion of technical certificates and/or associate degrees possible while students are in high school.
  2. Members explored Denver Public Schools CareerConnect model, a CTE program that offers project-based courses and experiential learning opportunities in relevant career pathways with hands-on projects, college credit, industry experience and soft skills.
  3. Members attended a Toyota FAME AMT Live event at Vincennes University about a program that redesigns the learning environment to look, feel and function like a manufacturing place of work.
  4. The group also considered the Lewis Cass Polytechnic Academy, a rigorous engineering and manufacturing program.
  5. Also, MSD of Mt. Vernon, WorkOne and several industry partners collaborated to launch the Governor’s Work Ethic Certificate within the Jobs for American Graduates (JAG) program.
Contact Information

Jenna Alka

Jenna.alka@pcedp.com

Website Link

Ripley County - Community Foundation
Pathway Sector

Cybersecurity

Grant Year

2016

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: Batesville Community School Corporation, Milan Community School Corporation, South Ripley Community School Corporation, Jac-Cen-Del Community School Corporation, Oldenburg Academy, St. Louis School and St. Nicholas School
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Community College, Northern Kentucky University, Hanover College, Vincennes University
Industry/Employer Partners: Southeastern Indiana REMC, Hillenbrand Inc., Hill-Rom, Enhanced Telecommunications and Eagle3 Resources
Community Partners: Genesis: Pathways to Success, Ripley County Community Foundation, Muscatatuck Urban Training Center and Indiana State Police

Planning Process
  1. Genesis Action Team identified Information Technology and Cyber Security as an employment need.
  2.  EWIN Team assisted with mapping process including asset mapping, skills mapping and visioning.
  3.  K-12 partners identified key educators to be involved in partnership.
  4.  Partnership members visited the Huntsville City Schools in Alabama. HCS has an established Cyber Security program with an intro in 7th grade and four-year continuum of instruction in grades 9-12 that leads to employment in major economic sectors in Huntsville.
  5.  Academy models were also considered with a visit to the Academies of Nashville where career and theme-based high school academies are designed to help students prepare for college, career and life.
  6. Partnership members received extensive professional development as a result of the EWIN grant. The members subsequently designed and implemented career pathways in computer science that include CyberPatriot camps as a summer learning experience for students in grades 7-12, dual credit and dual enrollment offerings and work-based learning opportunities.
Contact Information

Amy P. Streator, Cheryll A. Obendorf

astreator@rccfonline.org, cobendorf@genesisp2s.org

Website Link

 https://www.rccfonline.org/

St. Joseph County - Ivy Tech South
Pathway Sector

Supply Chain Management and Logistics

Grant Year

2019

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: South Bend Community School Corporation, Elkhart Community Schools/EACC, Northridge HS, Northwood HS
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Community College South Bend Elkhart
Industry/Employer Partners: Butler Sales & Distribution, ITAMCO, Elkhart Plastics, Centier Bank, Martin’s Supermarket, Amazon, FedEx, Heritage Financial Corp,
Community Partners: South Bend Regional Chamber, South Bend Elkhart Regional Partnership, Elkhart County Chamber, Conexus, Horizon Educational Alliance Goshen Chamber

Planning Process
  1. Study visit to PTECH and Hudson Valley Pathways Academy in Hudson, NY to view 9-14 project based learning with strong employer engagement
  2. Site visit to Weidner School of Inquiry, Plymouth High School to study a school within a school model.
  3. Study visit to the Academies of Nashville to learn about wall to wall opportunities and dual credit offerings with effective work-based learning.
Contact Information

Kevin O’Neill, Amber Ruszkowski 

koneill16@ivytech.edu, aadkinson@ivytech.edu

Website Link

www.ivytech.edu

Tippecanoe County - Lafayette School Corporation
Pathway Sector

Advanced Manufacturing

Grant Year

2017

Pathway Partners

K-12 Partners: Lafayette School Corporation
Post-Secondary Partners: Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, Purdue University
Industry/Employer Partners: SIA, Oscar Winski, Kirby Risk, Voestalpine and Rotec
Community Partners: Greater Lafayette Commerce, Tecumseh Area Partnership, Indiana Technology Corridor and WorkOne

Planning Process
  1. The Tippecanoe partnership explored the P-TECH 9-14 model that addresses postsecondary degree completion and career readiness by smoothing the transitions from high school to postsecondary and on to the professional world by incorporating work-based learning.
  2. Members also investigated the Early College Model that allows students to complete associate degrees, transferrable core college credits and/or work certifications while in high school.
  3. The Governor’s Work Ethics Certificate was also researched and supported with a visit to Greater Clark County Schools to see implementation.
Contact Information

Dr. Katie Reckard,  Miranda Hutcheson,  Kara Webb reckard@lsc.k12.in.us, mhutcheson@lsc.k12.in.us, kwebb@greaterlafayettecommerce.com

Website Link

http://lsc.k12.in.us/cms/One.aspx?portalId=101381&pageId=9747948