The Indiana Career Explorer (ICE) Pilot Program has expanded by 20 middle schools across the state of Indiana for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. The ICE Pilot Program is designed for eighth-graders to utilize all components of the Indiana Career Explorer tool, including career exploration, career plan development and skills and work values assessments. Local schools joining the ICE Pilot Program include:
-Duneland School Corporation: Chesterton Middle School, Chesterton
-John Glenn School Corporation: Harold C. Urey Middle School, Walkerton
The expansion of the ICE Pilot Program is a result of SEA 297 passed by the Indiana General Assembly in 2018 requiring that the Department of Education, in consultation with the Department of Workforce Development, increase the number of schools involved in the pilot program for instruction in and use of the ICE program and curriculum by at least 15 schools.