At Gribbins, we believe in the power of education and partnerships to transform lives. That’s why we are thrilled to announce our collaboration with EVSC OptIN (Opportunities through Partnerships that Transform and Inspire) and SICTIC (Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center) in hiring Riley Mattingly, one of our new Insulators from Harrison High School. This partnership exemplifies our commitment to providing high-wage, high-demand career opportunities to students while supporting their interests, strengths, and aspirations.
OptIN’s Mission: Opening Pathways to Success
OptIN’s mission aligns perfectly with our values. By introducing, exploring, and preparing EVSC students for various career pathways, OptIN aims to equip them with the essential skills and knowledge necessary for success in today’s workforce. This community collaboration also plays a vital role in guiding students and parents as they make informed decisions about their future careers.
The Power of OptIN: Unleashing Student Potential
OptIN, Opportunities through Partnerships that Transform and Inspire, goes beyond traditional education by empowering students to make choices that best match their interests and strengths. Through OptIN, students gain a clear path to success, whether they choose post-secondary education or a direct career path. By connecting EVSC students with high-quality employers like Gribbins, OptIN ensures that their skills and talents find the right opportunities. “Embracing the EVSC OptIN program and engaging with SICTIC has been a transformative journey, fueling my passion for innovation and technology. Now, I have all the skills to help better my community,” Riley said.
The Cutting-Edge SICTIC: Nurturing Talent, Unleashing Innovation
SICTIC, the Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center, stands as a testament to the EVSC’s commitment to providing advanced career and technical education. With access to state-of-the-art facilities, emerging technologies, and hands-on training, students from various counties have the opportunity to excel in their chosen fields. The diverse range of programs, spanning trade and industry, business, marketing, health science, and more, offers students a comprehensive educational experience.
Collaborative Learning: Bridging Academia and Industry
One of the key strengths of the Career and Technical Education programs at SICTIC is the collaboration between educators and business/industry representatives. With personal occupational experience, teachers bring real-world insights to the classroom, combining theoretical knowledge with practical applications. The presence of business advisory committees further ensures that curricula remain relevant, equipment needs are met, and up-to-date information about career opportunities and workforce demands are shared.
The partnership between Gribbins, OptIN, and SICTIC represents a significant step towards empowering students like Riley. By providing a clear path for success, offering essential skills development, and connecting students with high-quality employers, this collaboration serves as a beacon of hope for the future workforce. We are honored to welcome Riley and are excited to witness the transformative journey that awaits both him and Gribbins. Together, we will continue to inspire and prepare the next generation for prosperous careers in the evolving industries of tomorrow.