West Central Indiana Career and Technical Education cooperative offered a series of sessions May 23-26 geared towards preparing students for life after high school at Ivy Tech Community College Crawfordsville. Sessions were offered in the morning and in the afternoon for students who did not have a final exam at their home school during the last week of their 2021-22 school year.
The idea stemmed from CTE Automotive Instructor Brian Fletcher who had a discussion with his students about topics they wish they had a better understanding before they graduate high school.
Fletcher and CTE Director Sara Nicodemus entrusted West Central IN CTE Program Coordinator Jessica McClamroch to organize the event.
“We as a team have worked diligently over the last couple of months to develop a series that would offer life skills beyond those offered at the high school level,” McClamroch said. “These students are close to entering the real world and our goal for this event is to equip students to leave as a more informed and prepared individual.”
Guest speakers included: Sgt. Tyler Jordan (entitlement and respect), Trina Rose (self-care and wellness), Patrick Francis (social media), Isaac Weliver (meal prepping), Roger Azar (investing the community), Jason Nelson and Jake Taylor (buying vs. leasing vehicles), Caryn Heisel and Jordan Burkett (managing your finances), Bob Ryker (insurance policies), Rachel Artz (buying vs. renting a house) and Jarrod Zachary, Kelly Murphy and Justin Riggins (business and individual success).
This event was sponsored by Indiana Army National Guard, Hoosier Heartland State Bank, JTR Repair, Christi Hubler Chevrolet and Ivy Tech Community College Crawfordsville.
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