Argos Community Schools, along with North Central CTE Cooperative, Marshall County Lifelong Learning Network (“LLN”), Argos Community Development Corporation (“ACDC”), Plymouth Community School Corporation, Triton School Corporation, and a handful of local organizations have joined together with a purpose of education, experience, and growth.
“We are thrilled Marshall County students have the opportunity to experience hands-on education and training” states Ned Speicher, Superintendent of Argos Community Schools. “There continues to be a need for skilled labor and high school CTE programs are the perfect bridge to connect eager students with the industry.”
North Central CTE Cooperative has partnered with IKORCC (Indiana/Kentucky/Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters) to provide an attainable pathway for students in the program to attain a high-wage, high-demand job once they graduate high school and complete construction trades programs.
“I am very proud of the North Central CTE Cooperative’s building trades programs” states CTE Director, Jennifer Felke. “It is exciting our program and students are taking part in something bigger than just building a house. For this project, we have partnered with ACDC to contribute towards the growth of the Argos community by building the first home in a new subdivision.”
Deerfield Meadows is a new subdivision in Argos spearheaded by ACDC to fill the local housing need.
ACDC Vice President Mark VanDerWeele said a the groundbreaking on Wednesday, “The partnership with the schools, cooperatives, and local businesses is something incredible to be a part of. Our long-term goal is for these students not only to learn a trade by building a home, but have them feel part of something bigger so they will see the benefits of a smalltown coming together, which will result in them building their future here.”
The new house is projected to be completed by the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
Argos Community Schools has always followed the tradition of providing quality instruction to all students so that they can achieve success in learning. As a one campus k-12 school corporation, the goal is to maintain excellence to ensure the success of every child. Learn more about this high achieving school at www.argos.k12.in.us.