All students deserve equitable access to an education that nurtures, develops, and empowers them to reach their full potential. Greater Lafayette Commerce has partnered with area schools, Ivy Tech, and regional employers in an ecosystem that helps students “connect the dots” between their education and a career. By aligning education standards with high-demand skills, the Greater Lafayette Career+™ Ecosystem will enhance and grow local and regional opportunities for students in grades K-12.
Career+™ is defined as a locally available, in-demand, high-wage job with a fully funded college education. Career+™ develops work-ready students prepared for area high-wage, in-demand careers, and the opportunity to pursue higher levels of debt-free education through employer and state funded tuition programs.
Learning modules and activities are integrated into the students’ current classes and tell the stories of local employers. These modules will help students build the skills needed by partner employers.See the Skills
On-ramps to Career+™ opportunities highlighted at the end of each learning module will help students “connect the dots” between the coursework they can complete while in high school and those locally available in-demand, high-wage jobs. These Career+™ on-ramps are a pathway to earn and learn after high school through fully-funded post secondary educational opportunities.
On-ramps lead to Career+™ opportunities to ensure all future career seeking students benefit from the networking of companies in advanced manufacturing and logistics to gain full-time employment, internships, and apprenticeships.
The Career+™ opportunities highlighted at the end of each learning module will help students “connect the dots” between the coursework they can complete while in high school and locally available in-demand, high-wage jobs. This becomes a pathway to “earn and learn” after high school through fully-funded post secondary educational opportunities. Specific Career+™ opportunities will be highlighted to students and parents. Overtime, students will explore the “earn and learn” opportunities after graduation through programs at Ivy Tech and fully-funded opportunities made possible by their new employers or through state-funded programs like Indiana’s Next Level Jobs Program.Learn More
Career+™ Chats provides students with ability to speak directly with local employers about a variety of career based topics.
Learn more about how your students can remotely learn about jobs, companies, and industries in their area.
Students enrolled in microcredential courses
Students served in Career+™ schools
She decided to take advantage of Career+, and completed the Workplace Communication microcredential course her senior year. She also completed a series of learning modules that highlighted how she could access local career opportunities. Upon graduation she is set to start working at one of the Career+ partner employers earning $36,000 per year with full benefits, and will be attending Ivy Tech part time at no cost through one of the many benefits offered by her employer.
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