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EACS launching industrial maintenance track

January 22, 2019

A partnership with Vincennes University is letting East Allen County Schools get a jumpstart on vocational programming for high school students.

Board members today were pleased to hear the industrial maintenance track will launch in the fall, a year before a renovated New Haven Intermediate School is expected to offer career and technical education programming.

High school students district-wide may enroll in the two-year automation and robotics program, which will provide technical training on maintaining, programming and operating advanced automated equipment, Tim Wiegand told board members during their midday meeting at Cedarville Elementary School.

Wiegand is the executive director of alternative and career and technical education.

East Allen University will host the program next school year. Classes will then move to what is now known as New Haven Intermediate or the Meadowbrook building.

The intermediate school is relocating to a new facility north of Indiana 930 west of New Haven High School.

Vincennes will purchase new equipment and provide curriculum guides, strategic and operational consultation, Wiegand said. The class also will be dual credit, meaning students can earn college credits from Vincennes.

“It’s exciting to see two years of talking beginning to happen,” board President Tim Hines said.

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