Friday, April 20th, 2018

County makes installment to LC, 4,000 served

Posted: Friday, March 23, 2018

The Huntington County Commissioners presented the Huntington County Community Learning Center (LC) with a check for $25,000 dollars on Wednesday, March 21. This was the final installment in a $300,000 pledge to the LC that went directly to the capital campaign for a 7,552-square-foot expansion of the facility in 2016.

Since the building’s expansion, over 4,000 people have been served through the facility. Huntington North High School has five Career & Technical Education programs located in the facility, including Automotive, Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), an Internship program and Precision Machining. Ivy Tech Community College Northeast has run numerous academic college courses, along with three Industrial Maintenance certification courses, a CNC certification course and short-term trainings in Welding.

Huntington University has an office in the facility to meet with prospective students, and the LC is also home to the only office of WorkOne Northeast in Huntington County. WorkOne provides a variety of employment services for both individuals and businesses in the community. The Huntington County Robotics Team 1501 is also co-located at the facility, and builds it robot on site each year.

The LC hopes to offer a high school based, dual college credit welding program next fall. Candidates interested in applying to teach in this program can contact Tiffanney Drummond, director of the LC at (260) 356-2858, option 2, or via e-mail at tdrummond@hccsc.k12.in.us.

Designed to be a hub for career readiness, as well as job search, workplace certification and college learning opportunities, the center’s chief purpose is to improve the skills of high school students and adult learners in Huntington County to meet the workforce needs of local industries. More information is available by calling (260) 356-2858 or by visiting www.HuntingtonLearning.org.

Shown in the photo from left is Tiffanney Drummond, director, Huntington County Community Learning Center, as she receives the final $25,000 installment from Larry Buzzard, president, and Rob Miller, Huntington County Commissioners. Back row includes Ed Vessels, Hi-Valu, and Kyle Metzger, United Way of Huntington County, and both members of the LC Advisory Council and Steve Kimmel, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce and Advisory Council, chair.