Lilly Endowment awards $1.27 million grant to ECS

Lilly Endowment awards $1.27 million grant to ECS Elkhart Community Schools has received a grant of $1,277,000 from Lilly Endowment Inc. as part of the Endowment’s Comprehensive Counseling Initiative for Indiana K-12 Students. Elkhart Community Schools is one of 52 public school corporations and five charter schools in Indiana selected to implement plans to [...]

Lilly Endowment awards $1.27 million grant to ECS 2017-10-17T08:06:52+00:00

Carpentry apprenticeship partnership expands opportunities for students

Carpentry apprenticeship partnership expands opportunities for students Students in the Construction Trades program at the Elkhart Area Career Center have a new and exciting opportunity this year. The EACC has entered into an agreement with the Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) Joint Apprenticeship and Training Program. “This partnership allows our students to complete [...]

Carpentry apprenticeship partnership expands opportunities for students 2017-10-02T12:10:58+00:00

PRIDE as a key component of Governor’s Work Ethic Certification program

PRIDE as a key component of Governor's Work Ethic Certification program In April 2017, the unemployment rate in Elkhart County was 1.9%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It’s been reported that Elkhart County currently has between 20,000 and 30,000 unfilled job openings. In The Elkhart Promise, Elkhart Community Schools commits to graduating [...]

PRIDE as a key component of Governor’s Work Ethic Certification program 2017-09-18T15:12:16+00:00

Counselors collaborating to reach more students/parents

Counselors collaborating to reach more students/parents Each year, students from Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial visit colleges, attend college fairs, and complete financial aid forms, to help them prepare for the next steps of their college or career. In an effort to increase the opportunities for our students, the guidance departments from Elkhart Central [...]

Counselors collaborating to reach more students/parents 2017-09-01T14:24:37+00:00

Over 20 EACC students graduate from Ivy Tech

Over 20 EACC students graduate from Ivy Tech Last Thursday, 22 students from the Elkhart Area Career Center walked in the Ivy Tech Community College graduation – over two weeks prior to graduating from high school. This is the second year for EACC students to walk with Ivy Tech through EACC’s Early College program. [...]

Over 20 EACC students graduate from Ivy Tech 2017-05-19T12:46:00+00:00

Over 80 ECS students graduating from Ivy Tech

Over 80 ECS students graduating from Ivy Tech For 81 seniors at Elkhart Central and Elkhart Memorial, the chance to walk in a graduation ceremony will come two weeks before they complete high school, as they walk across the stage at the University of Notre Dame as Ivy Tech Community College graduates. These students will [...]

Over 80 ECS students graduating from Ivy Tech 2017-05-04T09:28:33+00:00

Grant helps establish career pathways for students

Grant helps establish career pathways for students Through a Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) or pre-employment transition services grant, Elkhart Memorial and Elkhart Central high schools have been given the opportunity to provide their young adult students with a job coach. This grant provides funding for job coaches in both high schools, specifically [...]

Grant helps establish career pathways for students 2017-04-19T14:45:51+00:00

EACC partners with local businesses to host interviews

EACC partners with local businesses to host interviews For the second year in a row, the Elkhart Area Career Center (EACC) invited local business partners, who volunteer their time and provide staff, to participate in mock interviews. In the 2015-16 school year, 110 students participated with 21 business partners. This year, participation grew to [...]

EACC partners with local businesses to host interviews 2017-03-22T15:59:46+00:00

Car club 40 years in the making

Car club 40 years in the making In 2009, Marty Hostetler accepted a position at the Elkhart Area Career Center as Lead Instructor of Automotive Technology. Interestingly enough, Hostetler himself was an EACC automotive technology student in the ‘70s and it is with this experience, he became the “car guy” he is today. Hostetler [...]

Car club 40 years in the making 2017-03-08T15:42:34+00:00