See PROGRAMS for more info!
CLICK HERE to download and print 2020-2021 enrollment form.
This certificate demonstrates that a student is fully qualified and prepared for a trained or certificated position.
The certificate should be part of a student’s portfolio and be presented to any employer showing evidence of being highly qualified.
How to QualifY
HS Senior enrolled in a JELCC program
Earning above a 2.0 Cumulative GPA
Has 4 or fewer absences.
Completes a minimum of 6 hours of community service
Application Deadline is January 31, 2020
Make earning a The Governor’s Work Ethic Certificate one of your priority goals and target. Best of luck!
Attention Class of 2020:
Our Mission, Goals, & Vision
The main purpose of the J. Everett Light Career Center is to provide the education and training needed by students to succeed in a chosen career and to bridge the gap between the school and the work force. Career-Technical Education (CTE) provides students options that combine the theory of a particular career with hands-on practice.
We are dedicated to preparing students for economic independence, personal fulfillment, and the ability to make a contribution within a global society. By building upon the interests and capabilities of our students, we create a culture of competency that is inclusive and defined.
Our curriculum is driven by both current industry practices as well as best practice methodology. Technology is a strong component of each and every career cluster. We are dedicated to the principle that Career-Technical Education complements the student’s total curriculum and expands opportunities and choices upon completion of the Career-Technical program. It is dedicated to those students who need, want, and can profit from this type of educational opportunity.
JEL Mission Statement
The J. Everett Light Career Center, with the commitment of its staff, parents, advisory committees, and business community, prepares students with skills training for success in college and the workplace.
MSDWT Mission Statement
The mission of Washington Township Schools is to develop lifelong learners and globally-minded citizens by fostering the academic, creative, and social skills needed to achieve excellence in a multicultural environment.
Who We Serve
Please allow us to introduce the high schools that partner with JEL. If you are interested and do not see your school below, please contact us for more information. (Click here)
Meet the Director,
Marion High School (Marion, Indiana) Class of 1983
Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana) Class of 1988
Butler University (Indianapolis, Indiana) Class of 1994
Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana), Vocational Director’s License
I have been the proud Director of J. Everett Light Career Center since 2006. I am so excited about being a leader in Career-Technical Education. It is an exciting time, as J. Everett Light Career Center continues to improve, modernize and expand programs to best meet the needs of an expanding workforce.
JEL Management Team
Shawn Wright-Browner, Director
Brian Funk, Assistant Director
Carrie Dodd, Supervisor of Student Services
Nicole Cooper, Supervisor of Health Services
Diane Steffey, Supervisor of Program Development
Brittany Kirschner, Special Services Coordinator
Todd DeLey, Supervisor
Lara Pastore, Assistant Supervisor
• Friday, January 31 GWEC Application, Part I due (Seniors only)
• Monday, Feb. 10 - Friday, Feb. 14 CTE Week
• Friday, February 14 GWEC Application, Part II due (Seniors only)
• Friday, March 20 NTHS Induction Ceremony (8am & 12:30pm)
• Wednesday, March 25 JELCC College & Career Fair
• Monday, March 30 - Friday, April 3 MSDWT Spring Break (No JELCC classes)