DeKalb High School Launching New Manufacturing Career Exploration Program
Saturday, January 28, 2023

WATERLOO, IN - A new program being launched at DeKalb Central will have opportunities for students to learn more about potential career paths before they graduate high school.

The new Baron Advanced Manufacturing (BAM) program at DeKalb High School will give juniors and seniors the chance to learn more about manufacturing industries that are available to them while they also earn dual college credit.

DeKalb High School is starting off with three new manufacturing classes run through three area colleges: Purdue University, IN-Mac, and Ivy Tech Community College.

The district is also working with five local manufacturing businesses to give students real-world experience away from the classroom.

Students in the program will be able to earning up to 15 college credits. In addition, they will have the opportunity to pick up a paid internship in their senior year and receive several certifications.

The BAM program launches this fall.


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