New Castle Career Center welcomes over 500 students each year to participate in the 18 programs available through the center. Students can attain technical skills, earn college credits, an Ivy Tech diploma, industry certification, and gain helpful work-related experience. The Career Center recently hosted an open house for students and families, and the deadline for application is March 11.
Area schools who partner with the Career Center to send students are Blue River Valley, Eastern Hancock, Hagerstown, Knightstown, New Castle, Shenandoah, Tri, and Union. Juniors and seniors from these schools who are interested in applying should contact their school counselor for more information. Those who participate attend their home high school for a half-day and are enrolled in a 3-hour/3-credit career program for the remainder of the day.
“Even if the student didn’t attend the open house, there’s still an opportunity to enroll for the 2019-20 school year,” shared Chris Lamb, Director, New Castle Career Center.
Programs available include Advanced Manufacturing, Building Trades, CNA, Cosmetology, Dental Careers, EMT & Public Safety, Facility Maintenance, Health Science Education, Machine Trades, Veterinary Science, Broadcasting, Computer Operations, Culinary Arts, Education Careers, Engineering, Graphic Design, ICE, Marketing & Sports Entertainment, and Welding.
Classes are taught by instructors with real-world experience in their field and offer students a way to begin learning about a vocation before starting post-secondary education or entering the workforce. For more information about New Castle Career Center, visit nccareercenter.org and follow the New Castle Career Center on Facebook.
*Pictured: Computer Operations student, Jacob Henley, attends Hagerstown High School