EVSC Work-Based Learning Program Accepts 80 Students

May 17, 2019  - Today, 80 Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation students were accepted into RAMP, a first-of-its-kind comprehensive work-based learning program in Indiana. The program will embed high school students within Evansville-based industry, AmeriQual, LLC beginning this fall.

RAMP stands for Real-World Application; Maximizing Potential. The program is designed for students who need additional support to complete diploma requirements and develop skills that will set them up for success throughout every stage of life. RAMP aims to increase student hope, engagement, and skills for future success while finishing high school diploma requirements

Students accepted into RAMP will spend half of their day as employees of AmeriQual, doing hands-on learning of future readiness and technical skills. The other half of the day, students will spend in a classroom that we are building on-site at AmeriQual, mastering skills required to receive their high school diploma. Connections between the classroom content and hands-on work will be intentional and focused on developing a strong transferable skill set and technical skills.

This blended learning will allow students to not only master core subject matter, but also develop future skills such as the ability to collaborate, think critically, problem solve, communicate effectively and demonstrate ethical practices. Upon high school graduation, students can use these skills to acquire a position in a high-wage, high-demand career field or even to continue pursuing post-secondary training.