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1st Source awards $10,000 to Learning Center

Posted: Friday, February 19, 2016

1st Source Bank has awarded a $10,000 grant to the Huntington County Community Learning Center, an expansion of Huntington County Community Schools’ Vocational Technical Center. Lyle Juillerat, 1st Source banking center manager, recently presented the contribution to Jenna Strick, executive director of the United Way of Huntington County, and was joined by Tiffanney Drummond, director of career & technical education with Huntington County Community School Corporation.

“At 1st Source Bank, we recognize the positive impact that the new Community Learning Center will have in Huntington County,” said Juillerat. “Not only will people have the opportunity to get the education and training they need to succeed but employers will be able to find well-trained workers right here in our community.”

1st Source’s contribution will go toward the construction of the Center, which includes remodeling and expanding the current Vocational Technical Center. Once completed this summer, the center will provide high school students and adults the skills training and education they need for a number of in-demand occupations, including precision machining, certified welding, industrial maintenance, certified nursing assistants, EMT, and information technology. College-level coursework will also be provided. Additionally, the center will be the home of the Huntington County Robotics Team.

“The Learning Center would not be possible if we did not have such wonderful support from our community including businesses like 1st Source Bank,” Drummond said.  “The vision of the Learning Center is that our entire community, from high school students to adults, has local access to learning opportunities that meet their needs.”

1st Source Corporation, parent company of 1st Source Bank, has assets of $5.2 billion and is the largest locally controlled financial institution headquartered in the northern Indiana-southwestern Michigan area. The Corporation includes 81 banking centers, 22 1st Source Bank Specialty Finance Group locations nationwide, eight Trust and Wealth Management locations and ten 1st Source Insurance offices. For more than 150 years, 1st Source has been committed to the success of the communities it serves.  For more information, visit www.1stsource.com.

Shown in the photograph from left are Tiffanney Drummond, director, Huntington County Community Learning Center; Lyle Juillerat, 1st Source banking center manager; and Jenna Strick, executive director, United Way of Huntington County.