Schools, businesses deepen mutually beneficial partnerships

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15 Feb 2024


Eastern Hancock Schools recognize the need to expose kids to all different types of careers and help them find their spark.

It does this through initiatives like hands-on classroom experiences and work-based learning.

Through a partnership with automotive systems manufacturer Hitachi Astemo in Greenfield, several Eastern Hancock High School students are preparing for careers in the area while the business benefits by securing labor.

Learn more about this partnership in this video:

Other Hancock County companies benefitting from work-based learning programs with county schools include Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Elanco, Hancock Health, and NineStar Connect.

One available resource Eastern Hancock taps into to help with these initiatives is the Employment Aid Readiness Network, or EARN Indiana, which provides funds for eligible interns and internships in the state.

Businesses and organizations interested in fostering partnerships with Eastern Hancock are encouraged to contact Diana Arellano, Work-Based Learning Coordinator, at

There will be more opportunities for businesses and future workers to benefit from one another at the inaugural New Palestine High School College, Career, and Trade Fair in partnership with Eastern Hancock High School. The fair is Thursday, April 11, 2024 at the New Palestine High School Field House, 485 S. Victory Drive, New Palestine. New Palestine students will attend from 8:05 to 11:05 a.m. and Eastern Hancock students will attend from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Lunch will be provided for vendors from 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Direct questions to Miles Hercamp at, Craig Smith at, or Jennifer Kiner at

RSVP for the fair here.