Category: Education

Making Community Connections

Sixteen local students are participating in capstone internships as the result of the New Castle Community School Corporation’s Next Gen School Improvement Grant. Those internships were the focus of a Tuesday “Community Connections” luncheon at the East Central Education Service Center (ECESC), formerly known as Sunnyside Elementary School. The four-year, […]

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NCCC Engineering classes receive micro-grant

The Engineering classes at New Castle Career Center recently were awarded a Micro-Grant from Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-Mac). The program is associated with Purdue University, Vincennes University and IVY Tech Community College. The IN-Mac program was created to help develop competitiveness and sustainability of the manufacturing sector […]

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Simulator Purchased from EDC & RDC Grant Prepares Students for Real-World Situations

New Castle Career Center recently acquired a Multiple Interactive Learning Objectives (MILO) simulator for the Criminal Justice and Public Safety programs. The New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and the Redevelopment Commission (RDC) provided the funding for the simulator. The MILO system is a computer-based portable training simulator […]

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EDC Offers Training Grants

The EDC, in partnership with the Henry County Redevelopment Commission, has launched a pilot matching grant program for incumbent employee training. Employers are encouraged to request up to $7,500 in a matching grant for incumbent employee training. Employers must match the training grant dollar for dollar from company funds. For […]

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Murphy Graduates from the Advanced Economic Development Leadership (AEDL) Program

Corey Murphy, President of the New Castle Henry County Economic Development Corporation, recently completed the two-week Advanced Economic Development Leadership executive education program and was awarded the Master Economic Development Practitioner (MEDP) certificate. Murphy has been in economic development for 17 years. “This was a phenonomenal experience focused on the […]

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Ivy Tech continues to help Henry County

Jeannie Hamblin-Fox from New Castle Ivy Tech was at the Henry County Commissioners meeting on Wednesday to talk about how much Ivy Tech does for Henry County. Hamblin-Fox has worked for Ivy Tech for 23 years and is a Henry County resident. She said, “I really believe in what Ivy […]

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Survey About Childcare Is Underway

Talk with any employer today and the discussion quickly shifts to workforce. Locally, the New Castle-Henry County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is collaborating with other community partners to explore how access to childcare impacts the local workforce, and in turn, economic development. “Access to high-quality childcare is a necessity for […]

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Two Henry County schools awarded employability skills grant

Tri and New Castle schools have received a combined $280,000 to help prepare their students to become effective workers after graduation. The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) awarded $10 million in Indiana Employability Skills Innovation Implementation Grants to 58 Indiana schools and learning centers. South Henry School Corporation was awarded […]

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