career and technical education centers

Lafayette School Corporation

The Lafayette School Corporation on Wednesday announced plans to turn the former Lafayette Life Insurance building into a career academy for high school students.

Superintendent Les Huddle says next week the school board is slated to vote on a $2 million contract to buy the 94-thousand square foot building that has been vacant since the insurance company headquarters moved to Cincinnati, Ohio in 2011.

The current and future economy means about two-thirds of jobs require a post-secondary degree.

That’s according to Bill Stanczykiewicz who is the President and CEO of the Indiana Youth Institute.

He says one way the state is helping those who not pursuing a four-year degree in college, but are still trying to earn graduate credentials, is through career and technical education centers.

Stanczykiewicz  says it usually takes about one or two years to complete programs through the centers.