We look forward to serving our students and parents during the 2015-2016 school year. Here is the link for our 2015-2016 Student Handbook (.PDF) by clicking the link here. If you would like to request a physical copy of the handbook, click here.

Please do not hesitate to call (260) 563-7481 or email me (jhiggins@hcc.k12.in.us) if you have any questions or would like to visit HCC.

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Heartland Career Center 2016 Awards Ceremony

Check out the 2015-16 Heartland Career Center Awards Ceremony. It's a slideshow created by a few of Mr. Brace's Graphic Design students featuring the music of various artists. The video was edited by Ethan Ryder and produced by David Brace.



​Wabash County Philanthropy - The Issues, Initiatives, & Individuals
July 2016 Newsletter

Heartland Preschool Seeking Enrollment

Heartland Preschool is an expansion of Heartland Career Center's Early Childhood Education program. High school students at HCC enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program will now have the opportunity to get real life experience working directly with children, implementing approved lesson plans, and directing preschoolers’ social and emotional growth under the supervision of teacher Rachel Higgins in this school within a school.

The preschool is funded in part by a grant from the Community Foundation of Wabash County. Space for children includes a large classroom, reading loft and nook, kitchenette, bathroom, and outdoor play area. The program, which both trains childcare workers and provides affordable preschool for three-, four- and five-year-olds, focuses on "school readiness." Rated as a level 3 program on the 4-level Paths to Quality rating system, Heartland Preschool provides an environment and educational activities designed to prepare children to enter kindergarten ready to learn.

In Wabash County, only 3.8 percent of children 0 to 5 years of age are in a quality preschool setting, where quality is defined as a level 3 or 4 on Paths to Quality. Through its strategic initiatives for education, the Community Foundation is committed to raising this number to 100% by 2025.


Heartland Preschool will run mid-September 2016 through May 2017 on Tuesdays,Wednesday, and Thursdays with two sessions available. The morning preschool class will be from 9:00 am - 11:00 am, and the afternoon class will be from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This high quality, affordable preschool is open to any child between three and five years of age who is potty trained. Space is limited. Heartland Career Center welcomes help in spreading the word about this new opportunity.

For more information and enrollment applications, visit www.hcc.k12.in.us or contact Heartland Career Center at 260-563-7481.

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Heartland Preschool 2016-2017

Posted: April 19, 2016
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Skill UP Grant a win for Northeast Indiana

Posted: March 04, 2016

Northeast Indiana is celebrating another achievement. Gov. Mike Pence’s announcement that Northeast Indiana will be receiving $1.35 million in Skill UP funding to support new and expanded educational programs in manufacturing and the skilled trades is a great win for the region.

Reaching the Big Goal

For years, education and training providers in Northeast Indiana have rallied around the region’s Big Goal Collaborative, which aims to increase the percentage of residents with a degree or credential to 60 percent. This announcement is a powerful example of how regional collaboration and alignment under common outcomes can have a major impact in our community. By helping create and align education and training programs, the Skill UP grant will go a long way toward accelerating Northeast Indiana’s pursuit of its Big Goal. This grant will allow us as a region to further develop and promote seamless career pathways for both secondary students during the day and adult learners in the evenings.

There is a great regional demand currently for workers in manufacturing and the skilled trades, and that demand is expected to grow at least through the next decade. We are immensely grateful that the state has found merit in our plan to bolster the successful career pathway work that has already been accomplished in Northeast Indiana.

Skill UP Grant

Building a skilled workforce

The money will allow the region’s five Career and Technical Education (CTE) districts to significantly upgrade programs for youth and adults in CNC (Computer Numerical Controlled) machining, welding and HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning). These disciplines are vital to a region where manufacturing and the skilled trades combined are the largest employers and are projected to grow at least through the next decade. Moreover, the industry sectors, which are becoming more high-tech every day, offer higher wages than most other sectors. Also notable is the collaborative nature of the region’s Skill UP grant proposal, which was put together by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and Northeast Indiana Works. Among the partners in the initiative are the CTE districts; the region’s five employer-driven sector partnerships; Local Economic Development Organizations (LEDOs); Ivy Tech Northeast; and the WorkOne Northeast business services team. There is profound collective momentum in Northeast Indiana for enhancing workforce opportunities and other quality of life improvements and this grant from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development follows other recent grant successes for the region, including the $42-million Regional Cities grant award and $750,000 in Office of Rural and Community Affairs (OCRA) funding.

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