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The Civil Construction Career Pathway (CCP) was born from an opportunity to provide Indiana students seeking non-traditional education alternatives and state infrastructure employers looking for career-ready graduates. We’re offering the next generation of skilled trade workers the opportunity to work on some of the most important projects in our community by building and maintaining our state’s infrastructure.
Eric FisherDirector, Talent Development
As Talent Development Director for ICI, Eric Fisher has been instrumental in developing the Civil Construction Pathway. He is passionate about the industry, not only from an educational standpoint as a former classroom teacher but also from his experience as a laborer. This unique dual perspective has made him an advocate for creating the CPP curriculum for teachers to educate the next generation in this field. Eric has led projects including the State Earn and Learn Grant (SEAL) - Construction Trades, a paid apprenticeship program that is a collaboration between the Hamilton Heights School Corporation, the Office of Work Based Learning and Apprenticeship (OWBLA), and the Indiana Construction Roundtable Foundation that works to place students in paid apprenticeships, and grow the construction industry workforce.
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The program creates a direct pipeline to paid pre-apprentice programs after graduation and grows job candidates who are ready for immediate success.. We also recognize that students aren’t our only audience. We provide resources for students, parents and guardians so you can see for yourself that a career in civil construction is a strong alternative to a traditional, four-year college degree.
Real world experiences are at the core of the CCP, and most of those occur in the Sandbox, an outdoor classroom created to bring students and industry partners together – building relationships through real-world learning activities. Students will also visit live jobsites and raw materials producers for scenarios and knowledge we can’t replicate in the Sandbox.
We know you’re invested in student outcomes, so we’ll provide the resources so you can help your students identify a pathway to a career in infrastructure. Supported by INDOT and funded by an On the Job Training Supportive Services Funding Grant, this paid professional development opportunity explores the different skilled trades and the equipment, materials and methods to build today’s sophisticated infrastructure.More Resources
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