Letter from the director
Dear Potential Student, Parent, or Community Partner:
Last year, Central Nine Career Center served 1,154 juniors and seniors from nine high schools in Johnson and Marion counties. With 27 programs for students to choose from we offer robust, relevant, and industry-based opportunities for all of the students who attend. Thousands of students have taken advantage of our offerings since 1972. Whether you, your parents, or grandparents connected with us over the years, we are constantly evolving to meet local and global business, industry, and community expectations now and in the future.
Students who attend Central Nine not only learn about a career, but they engage at a much deeper level to strive for industry recognized certifications, stackable curriculum that leads to higher paying job opportunities, and earn college credits from Vincennes University, Ivy Tech Community College, Ball State University, IUPUI, and Trine University. The college credits earned are tuition free and transferrable. Last year our students earned over 5,000 college credits and 300 industry recognized certifications. Many of our students also get opportunities to engage in work-based learning such as internships. Internships provide a direct experience for our students to learn what the work world is like and adapt to the standards expected outside of school and home.
Central Nine cultivates greater opportunities for students as well as an embedded culture by integrating the core values that create IMPACT: Integrity, Motivation, Professionalism, Adaptability, Communication, and Teamwork. These core values are instilled in everything we do. By allowing students to explore their passions, and giving them a path to get there, Central Nine is making an IMPACT for a brighter future!
William E. Kovach, PhD