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EVSC, Ivy Tech partner to prepare high schoolers for workforce

The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College to help high school students prepare for careers with local employers.

EVSC and Ivy Tech approved a Memorandum of Understanding last week that would build career and academic pathways, allowing EVSC high school students to earn college credentials at little or no cost.

The schools have created a formal partnership along with local business and industry to ensure high school students can acquire the skills and education that employers demand.

“Through this partnership, every student will have the chance to earn a certification, certificate or technical certificate in high-skilled, high-demand fields that is highly valued in the workplace,” said Jonathan Weinzapfel, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Evansville. “This will create great career opportunities and build a brighter future for young people to make a decent living, raise a family and contribute back to our community.”

EVSC Superintendent David Smith said, “This is a tangible example of the partnerships we are creating to prepare students for future success. We are committed to doing everything possible to support our students in reaching their goals in life after high school.”

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(This story was originally published on October 23, 2018)

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