The Walker Talker

Walker Career Center weekly update - September 6, 2019


Here at the Walker Career Center we offer over 52 courses/programs that have the potential to award dual credits (college and high school credit) from 4 different universities throughout the state of Indiana. Last year, we had a record setting year at WCC with 728 unique students earning over 4,600 total college credit hours. Walker Career Center currently has a partnership with Ivy Tech (3,764 credits), Vincennes (730 credits), Indiana State (36 credits), and IPFW (87 credits). It is not uncommon for a student to leave Walker Career Center with well over 20 credit hours on their college transcript. Thanks to the Indiana Core Transfer Library, students are able to see how these credits will transfer to any school within the State of Indiana.


Last week, the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) held an ice cream social to help provide information about the advantages of joining FCCLA. FCCLA is a nonprofit national career and technical student organization for young men and women in Family and Consumer Sciences education in public and private school through grade 12. Everyone is part of a family, and FCCLA is the only national Career and Technical Student Organization with the family as its central focus. To learn more about how to get involved with FCCLA, contact Lee Ann DeMoss or Gretta Yazel

Football Team Honors WCC TEACHERS

Last Friday, seniors on the Warrior football team were able to select a teacher to nominate for Teacher Appreciation Night. The Walker Career Center had 4 teachers that were nominated for this outstanding honor. Representing WCC was Joe Barney (Criminal Justice), Leah Cohville (Business), Cassidy Handy (Interpersonal Relationships), and not-pictured was Kevin Gogel (Architecture). Our WCC teachers do such an amazing job connecting with our students!

Yamaha Marine visits WCC in hopes of employing students

Reps from Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers (YMPP) visited Walker Career Center on Friday, Aug. 30 and interviewed 8 students from welding, precision machining and auto technology. Students listened to a short presentation and then completed applications for jobs in various departments. Over the next week or two, they will visit the facility for a tour and a one-on-one interview. If you look closely at the first photo, you will see Ruben Ruiz, a former WCC student. Ruben is now full time at YMPP and was on hand to answer questions.

YMPP is one of WCC's valued business partners and an active participant in our work-based learning program. Last year, 7 of our students completed successful internships and were hired into full-time positions after graduation.

Preparing Adults for Work Stability (P.A.W.S.) is serving up treats

The 12+ Program has started making All-Natural Dog Biscuits, a part of their Preparing Adults for Work Stability program. Students are learning valuable skills on order fulfillment, teamwork, production, and marketing. You can order quantities, each week, of 6 for $2.00 or 8 for $3.00 by emailing Dena Condra.


The Walker Career Center students and staff had a great time showcasing their school spirit this week during Homecoming festivities.