Education/Career Development

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Our Mission

To support, promote and align with our education system, worker training and instruction programs to help our citizens meet the demands of the future.


  • To facilitate the collaboration between educators and local businesses in the greater Elkhart area.
  • To encourage greater representation from business and educational institutions to help maintain the balance of council membership.
  • To increase the level and quality of communication and interaction between school corporations, higher education institutions, businesses, government and not-for-profits as it relates to children of all ages
  • To support an increased level of career and college readiness in Elkhart County.

Join Us!

Education/Career Development Council Meeting Time:
Friday 8 am, February 16, April 19, June 21, August 16

LaTasha Bosse, Elkhart General
Megan Hartman, Junior Achievement & Lemonade Day Serving Elkhart County

Board Liaisons:
Eric Thomason, NIBCO
Sheila Sieradzki, Indiana University South Bend

Staff Liaison:
Kathy Cardwell


What we do together

Business & Education Partnership Award: This award is given to Chamber member businesses demonstrating an ongoing relationship with a school in the Elkhart area through the use of time and resources. To nominate, click here

New Educator Welcome: To increase communication and interaction between school corporations and the business community, we have organized an event to welcome new educators to the Elkhart community. To donate promotional items to the New Educator Welcome bags or sponsor the bags contact Kathy Cardwell

Breakfast Series: Annual topics include updates from Higher Education Representatives and Superintendents at Baugo, Concord, and Elkhart Community School Corporations.


Upcoming Events