The Hamilton Southeastern Board of School Trustees approved a new partnership with the Pursuit Institute, formerly known as the Hamilton County Center for Career Achievement during its regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday.
Hamilton Southeastern Schools (HSE) will join the other five public school systems in Hamilton County that will utilize the Pursuit Institute for vocational learning opportunities for secondary students.
“We are excited to be a part of this initiative in exposing our students to new classes and training opportunities that will prepare them for high-wage, high-skill and in-demand careers once they graduate from HSE Schools” said Superintendent Dr. Yvonne Stokes.
The goal of the Pursuit Institute is to utilize public-private partnerships to create a talent pipeline of skilled and credentialed students to directly impact the local economy.
According to Executive Director Carrie Lively, instead of coordinating programs hosted directly by education, industry and community partners, The Pursuit Institute's programming will be scalable and serve a higher percentage of the total student population than traditional centralized locations are able to serve.
More information will be shared with students at both Hamilton Southeastern and Fishers High Schools about what course offerings will be available starting next school year.