E-Newsletter - May 2018

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Training Session 1 Graduation

It's hard to believe these students graduated three weeks ago! Two of the eight graduates have already secured employment, and one has moved into her own apartment. We are so proud of their determination! Many of the students spoke at graduation and did an amazing job. We appreciated the remarks made by Representative Tim Brown and thank him for his continued support.

EGTI Visit Day

We had 70 participants attend our first EGTI Visit Day, and it was a BLAST! We were happy to see so many prospective students, parents, educators, waiver case managers, and employment provider personnel in attendance.  STAY TUNED FOR THE DATE OF OUR FALL VISIT DAY! If you weren't able to make it, we encourage you to attend one of our monthly general tours: May 21, June 18, and July 23. Email info@erskinegreeninstitute.org to register.

Career Sampling Sessions (CSS)

Throughout the year, prospective students have several opportunities to spend time observing the various jobs for which EGTI provides training. During a two-day CSS, interested participants will have opportunities to shadow an employee on each job and perform portions of the job. This will assist both EGTI staff and the participants as they determine which training programs are right for them.  Participants will be provided a copy of both their self and vocational skill assessment at the end of the two days. The purpose of these assessments is to assist participants, parents, teacher, Vocational Rehabilitation counselor, etc. in determining which training program is the right fit based on interest and skillset.


Training Session 4 – Application Deadline is July 16

We are now accepting applications for Training Session 4. October 15 - December 21 (10 weeks) Heart of the House (hotel) Nutrition Services (healthcare) Environmental Services (healthcare) Host/Server Assistant (restaurant) Dishwasher/Server Assistant (restaurant) Applicants are encouraged to submit their applications ASAP. The deadline is July 16.

FLOWER HOUR – Fundraiser Benefiting EGTI

  The first downtown Muncie Flower Walk will be held on Thursday, May 3, from 5-7pm. Collect flowers at each stop and finish your tour at the Courtyard Muncie to receive a vase and enjoy a complimentary reception. Tickets can be purchased at the Courtyard Muncie for $20. For more information, click here.

Vision to Expand Erskine Green Training Institute’s Postsecondary Vocational Training Program to Southwest Indiana Announced 

The Arc of Indiana Foundation and Inclusive Evansville Action Committee announced on April 27 their shared vision to expand Erskine Green Training Institute (EGTI) into Southwest Indiana to provide postsecondary training to people with disabilities in the manufacturing and banking industries. EGTI, based in Muncie, Indiana, currently provides postsecondary vocational training in the hospitality, food service and healthcare industries. Read more