Elkhart Area Career Center

May 2021 Newsletter

K-9 Week for the Law Enforcement and CSI Programs

The week of May 10th was the annual K-9 week where each day a K-9 officer and their partner visited EACC. Students were able to watch the dogs demonstrate their skills and ask questions of the officers. Students met TK a German shorthaired pointer trained to locate illegal acquisition of fish and wildlife, people, and evidence, Maja a Dutch shepherd from Poland trained in narcotics and patrol utility, and Nellie the bloodhound trained in tracking missing and endangered individuals as well as cadavers. Check out our Facebook page to learn more about K-9 week.
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Work Based Learning at EACC

By creating opportunities to learn in the workplace, EACC can help students develop and refine the workplace competencies needed to enter and succeed in a chosen career, adjust to the employment environment, and advance along the career pathway of their choice. We offer Internships, clinical experiences, practicums, apprenticeships, job shadows, industry tours, guest speakers, project consultants, Employability Skills Panels, Mock Interviews, Career Fairs, and more, to all of our students. Even with strong COVID restrictions, we were able to place 95 students in internships/practicums/clinical experiences and 23 in job shadow experiences.
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Career Fair in the new Engineering , Technology and Innovation Building

On Friday, May 7, we held our annual Career Fair in the ETI building. We had over 70 participating businesses and over 900 students attend the event. Students were looking for opportunities for work-based learning, summer employment, and full-time positions. We are still collecting the data, but we know that many businesses scheduled follow-up interviews and students walked away with a greater appreciation of the job diversity and availability. All our major events are announced on our social media accounts and through this newsletter. Please keep following us to stay in the know about our upcoming events.
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Skills USA Awards

State SkillsUSA competition results are in! We had 12 programs and 52 students that participated. We had 17 students place in the top 3 with 8 earning Gold, 5 earning Silver, and 4 earning Bronze. Out of the 17 students who placed, 8 will be moving on to Nationals competitions in June.
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Cell Endorsement

We are happy to announce that the Elkhart Area Career Center has been re-endorsed with the University of Indianapolis Cell program through April 2024. Brenda Emerson, our Education to Careers Coordinator has been compiling the data, interviews, reports, and state presentation needed to go through the process of re-endorsement. CELL was created in 2001 to support innovative education and to impact student achievement throughout Indiana.

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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.