Area 30 Career Center receives grant for truck with air brakes

Friday, December 16, 2016

The Area 30 Governing Board accepted a $7,700 grant from the Putnam County Community Foundation for the purchase and maintenance of a truck with air brakes for the Construction Equipment Operator (CEO) program.

The board also approved the purchase of a Ford F700 flatbed truck made available by Duke Energy for $4,500 using the grant funds. The CEO program provides commercial driverís license (CDL) training and testing to second year students.

In other developments:

-- Blood drive: A blood drive hosted by health services students on Dec. 8 brought in 49 units of blood for the Indiana Blood Center.

-- Claims: The board approved claims at a total of $208,288.68, an increase from last month of $30,987.61 and a decrease from the March-November average of $57,209.74.

-- Ivy Tech: Ninety EMT, CNA and health careers students toured the Ivy Tech Greencastle facility and heard about opportunities available to them.

-- Robotics team: The Area 30 Robotics team again placed second in a competition last Saturday featuring 13 teams. The team consisted of Kaleb Warner (North Putnam), Nolan Maners and Kayley MacGruder (Cloverdale), Doug Phillippo (Greencastle) and Serah Danner (South Putnam).

-- Skills USA: Five instructors and 26 Skills USA students will be traveling to Vincennes for a regional competition Feb. 10-11.

The next Area 30 Board meeting will be Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. in the Community Room.

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