The Greater Lafayette Career Academy
Jenny Garriott

The Greater Lafayette Career Academy (GLCA) held an open house Wednesday, October 27 to celebrate the completion of phase two of the building project. Visitors toured the 20,000 square feet of additional space. 

The expanded facility includes high-bay lab space that will accommodate construction, automotive technology, welding and advanced manufacturing classes. Additional renovated space is being used for aviation, precision agriculture, automotive technology, welding, advanced manufacturing, and other courses.

“The goal is for students to begin thinking about their future and how they can explore career interests while in high school,” says College and Career Pathway Advisor Kim Howat. “It’s our goal to inform as many students and parents about the amazing opportunities that are available in our facility. These programs allow students to get a jump-start on their careers, receive dual credits and/or industry recognized certifications. It is also an opportunity to encourage students to develop a four-year high school plan while emphasizing the importance of doing well in core courses to qualify for GLCA programs.”