E-Newsletter - March 2020

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Camp EGTI Information

Camp EGTI information is now on our website. All the details and application can be accessed by clicking on the button below. Campers will move in July 5, 2020 at 5:00pm EST and move out on July 24, 2020 at 11:00am EST. The camp is for those 18-22 years old and will focus on skills related to transition from high school to adulthood.

EGTI Visit Day

Our spring Visit Day will be held on Monday, April 13, from 9:30am - 12:30pm EST. The Visit Day includes: - Parent and student panel - EGTI presentation - Facility tour - MITS bus tour Space is limited, so please register ASAP. Visit Day Registration

Accepting Applications – Training Session 3

Training Session 3

We are taking applications for Training Session 3 of 2020. Training Session 3 runs from July 6 to October 2. Applications are due by April 6. The four training programs being offered include:
  • Kitchen Cook (restaurant)
  • Heart of the House (hotel)
  • Front Desk Agent (hotel)
  • Patient Transport (healthcare)
Download Application               

Career Sampling Session

Career Sampling Session During a two-day Career Sampling Session, 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. Upcoming dates: - April 7-8, 2020 - FULL - April 9-10, 2020 - April 21-22, 2020 - May 4-5, 2020 - May 13-14, 2020 - October 13-14, 2020 - October 15-16, 2020 - December 8-9, 2020 Career Sampling Info      

Scholarship Opportunity

EGTI has received funding through the AWS Foundation to utilize as student scholarships. To be eligible, a student must reside within one of the eleven northeast Indiana counties: Steuben, DeKalb, Noble, Kosciusko, Whitley, Allen, Wabash, Huntington, Wells, Adam, and Grant.

Download AWS Foundation Scholarship Application


Staff News

We are pleased to share that Mark Bauer has joined The Arc of Indiana Foundation as director of major gifts. He brings his experience of more than 25 years in lead fundraising roles, ranging from community-based and international non-profits, to major universities, hospitals, and state government. He most recently completed more than 13 years as president and CEO of the Lambda Chi Alpha Educational Foundation. In his role as major gifts officer Mark will be responsible for major gift philanthropy to magnify the impact of The Arc of Indiana Foundation across Indiana and specifically for Erskine Green Training Institute, the first of its kind postsecondary vocational training program in the country. He will be leading outreach and building relationships to ensure a new era of investments in the future of the lives of individuals served by the foundation.

Enrollment Fact

A high school diploma is often times a barrier for individuals with disabilities when seeking postsecondary training. At EGTI, this is not a requirement. 51% of our students exited high school with a Certificate of Completion, and 46% exited with a Diploma.