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Students 'maid' to succeed in facility maintenance

Classroom to Career
Posted: 7:56 AM, Sep 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-20 09:49:26-04
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INDIANAPOLIS — Cleaning your bedroom? That's child's play for a group of kids at the New Castle Career Center who are learning maintenance skills that could someday score them a successful career.

Students in the facility maintenance program are learning to clean more than just a single room. The career center program teaches students routine care and maintenance work, which they complete at the school and other businesses in the community.

The students in the program focus on things like advanced floor car, hotel care and kitchen assistance along with learning safety practices to work with various chemicals and what processes are best to clean certain areas with.

The inclusive course also accepts students with special needs.

Instructors say the program sets students up for a career in facility maintenance as soon as they graduate high school, giving them the opportunity to pursue careers in professional cleaning, housekeeping and janitorial maintenance.

Students in the program also have connections to local businesses for internships and job opportunities as soon as they graduate.