Indian Trails Career Cooperative began in 1977 with five school corporations. Today it has grown to eleven school corporations and serves over 5,000 high school students enrolled in career and technical education courses. Indian Trails provides administrative and logistical support to the ten schools. Indian Trails writes and administers federal, state, and local grants. These grants allow schools to expand and improve their career and technical education offering. Funds are also used to upgrade equipment and ensure our students are being trained on the current technology being used in the workforce. Indian Trails provides professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators to explore new ideas and network with others from across the country.
Local employers, businesses and industries serve on career and technical education advisory committees. This local involvement establishes strong working relationships opening the doors for students to have internships and other work based learning opportunities. Working with local business and industry, schools are able to confirm their students have the necessary skills to enter high wage/high demand careers after graduation.
Many career and technical education students will seek additional education and training after high school graduation. Indian Trails has coordinated dual credit agreements for most of the career and technical courses offered in our high schools. Students completing the dual credited courses receive high school credits for graduation and college credit at the same time at little to no cost.
Indiana is divided into 50 career and technical education districts; Indian Trails strives to be the best district in the state. We are proud of our commitment to help all students have success in their chosen career.