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Work Ready Trades Program for Students

(La Porte, IN) - There’s a new work-ready program for La Porte High School students at the Ivy Tech campus on the city’s east side.


Ten students are currently in the industrial technology and electrical maintenance program said Dr. Jane Larson of the La Porte Community School Corporation.


Students can earn college credit and receive certificates upon successfully completing the program.


Larson said the program gives students an advantage if they choose to work in that field of study after graduating high school. Students can also go on to a higher level of education and enhance what they learned at the Ivy Tech campus.


Larson said students spend half their school day in the program.


“They are excited, and we are excited. I just can’t wait to see the success they’re going to have in this program,” Larson said.

Officials said the program stems from collaborative efforts from Ivy Tech Community College, La Porte Community School Corporation, the city of La Porte, the Howmet Aerospace Foundation, 1st Source Bank, and the LaPorte Economic Advancement Partnership.

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