Lippert Components partners with Horizon Education Alliance to host Career Quest for students
Elkhart, Ind. — Lippert Components, Inc. (LCI®) partnered with Horizon Education Alliance (HEA) and about 50 local businesses to host Career Quest 2019. Held April 17-18, Career Quest 2019 was supported through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development Skill UP Indiana! grant to bring awareness to careers in Elkhart County and surrounding communities.
The two-day event helped raise awareness about local career pathways for Indiana middle school students from Elkhart County, Marshall County, and St. Joseph County. Representatives from various industries were on-site at CENTER six one five in Elkhart to provide hands-on experiences to help students better understand what a career within area industries might entail. Industries represented included advanced manufacturing, construction and trade, healthcare, and information technology.
Students rotated through all major industry sectors, spending approximately 22 minutes immersed within each. While visiting each industry sector, students engaged with interactive displays highlighting diverse career pathways and spoke with employers about the skills and education required for success in their respective field.
“We’re so thankful for the opportunity to share LCI’s many avenues for professional growth, including our Core Values and Leadership Qualities, with local youth,” said Clara Truex, Personal Development Coach at LCI. Continued Truex, “Students gained insight into our overall leadership development mission. The students were engaged and curious, and the volunteers were helpful, kind, and much appreciated. Career Quest 2019 was very well organized and well-received by the students. We’re excited for Career Quest 2020!”
Career Quest 2019
From over 70 manufacturing and distribution facilities located throughout North America and Europe, LCI Industries, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lippert Components, Inc., supplies, domestically and internationally, a broad array of highly engineered components for the leading OEMs in the recreation and transportation product markets, consisting of recreational vehicles and adjacent industries, including buses; trailers used to haul boats, livestock, equipment, and other cargo; trucks; boats; trains; manufactured homes; and modular housing. The Company also supplies engineered components to the related aftermarkets of these industries primarily by selling to retail dealers, wholesale distributors, and service centers. LCI's products include steel chassis and related components; axles and suspension solutions; slide-out mechanisms and solutions; thermoformed bath, kitchen, and other products; vinyl, aluminum, and frameless windows; manual, electric, and hydraulic stabilizer and leveling systems; entry, luggage, patio, and ramp doors; furniture and mattresses; electric and manual entry steps; awnings and awning accessories; electronic components; appliances; televisions, sound systems, navigation systems, and backup cameras; and other accessories. Additional information about LCI and its products can be found at www.lci1.com.
Lippert Components, Inc.
3501 County Road 6 East
Elkhart, IN 46514