Elkhart Area Career Center
March 2021 Newsletter
Partners and Patrons of EACC, We Could Use your Support!
Please consider the following:
A reduction in funding will likely discourage school corporations from offering programs such as those mentioned above along with others that carry the same designation.
Many of these programs are of high interest to students and thus bolster student motivation, retention, and high school graduation rates.
Many of these programs offer dual credits and certifications that are listed on Indiana’s Promoted Industry Certification list.
Career areas such as these support quality of life and Indiana’s economy. All of Indiana’s economy is important, not just the portion made up of its largest industries.
Recreational & Mobile Equipment is one specific example that we would like to focus on in this newsletter. Under this course title, Impact runs a Marine Service Technology program. Elkhart Area Career Center and Wawasee High School also offer a similar program. The marine industry has a strong presence in our district as well as in all of Northern and Northeast Indiana. We are very unique with the large amount of recreational water that exists and the robust boating industry that goes along with it. Not only do we have a large number of boat dealers and marinas, but we are also home to many boat manufacturers. Students from our program are highly sought after by these employers.
The marine industry adds $4.1B to Indiana’s economy. The area that makes up Congressional Districts #2 and #3 account for just over $1.5B of those dollars. It would be a travesty for this program to be lost and it would cause harm to an industry that does much to serve the economy of Northern and Northeast Indiana.
Senator Ryan Mishler and let him know that you do not support the defunding of CTE programs in House Bill 1001.
200 W. Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Contact your representative by visiting http://iga.in.gov/legislative/find-legislators/.
Culinary and Cosmetology Programs Would Be Impacted As Well
Several students who are now graduated from these programs work locally in these occupations. Culinary graduates work for local restaurants including Artisan and Smokin Fatty's Barbeque Joint. Cosmetology graduates own or work for salons such as Absolutely Fabulous, L&M Hair Designs, and Fringe.
EACC Anti-discrimination Policy:
It is the policy of the Elkhart Community School Corporation not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, veteran status, national origin, age, limited English proficiency, or disability in its programs or employment policies as required by the Indiana Civil Rights Las (I.C: 22-9-1), the Equal Pay Act of 1973, Title IX (Educational Amendments) and Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973). Questions concerning compliance with these laws should be directed to the Executive Director of the Elkhart Are Career Center.