Learning about local industries and the paths that lead to careers in those fields will be the
focus of an event for Grant County high school students later this week.
The 2019 Grant County Industry Showcase will be held from 9 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, April
26th at Ivy Tech, Marion and will focus on the business services, healthcare, and manufacturing &
logistics industries in the Grant County area. Approximately 225 juniors and seniors from
Eastbrook, Madison-Grant, Marion, Mississinewa and Oak Hill high schools will attend the event.
Students taking part in the Showcase will have the opportunity to connect directly with
employers and learn about Ivy Tech’s educational programs that can prepare them for Grant
County’s in-demand careers.
The Showcase is being coordinated by the Grant County Comprehensive Counseling
Coalition in partnership with Project Leadership, the Grant County Economic Growth Council, the
Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Ivy Tech Community College. The Coalition is a
collaborative effort of all five public school systems in Grant County and is focused on improving
college & career readiness and social & emotional well-being for students in grades K-12.
Employers taking part in the Showcase include: Walmart Distribution Center # 7055,
American Woodmark, Wiley Metal Fabrication, Marion General Hospital, Welch Packaging, Double
H Manufacturing, Via Credit Union, Heritage Pointe of Warren, Allstate-Taylor Family Insurance,
Carey Services, Paddock View Residential Center, Afena Federal Credit Union, Quality Care
Ambulance, Grant Blackford Mental Health, and Mutual Bank.
In advance of the Showcase, students who plan to attend are taking part in workshops to
learn about employment opportunities in Grant County and the industries featured at the
Showcase, and to prepare a resume that they can use when meeting with employers. Students will
also be receiving a “Grant County By Choice” t-shirt to wear to the event.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CALL: Kylie Jackson, Marion-Grant County Chamber of Commerce, 664-5107
Victoria Herring, Grant-County Economic Growth Council, 662-0650
Steve Gibson, Project Leadership, 651-0650
Nate McNeely, Marion Community Schools, 667-7875
Gwen Hodson, Madison-Grant United School Corp., 948-5132