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The new mission of Harrison County Lifelong Learning is to advance the knowledge and skills, through programs that enrich the lives of Harrison County residents, while meeting the needs of the community. Harrison County Lifelong Learning will be a leader in connecting Harrison County residents to the resources needed to be successful.
Harrison County Lifelong Learning partners with several educational institutions and community resources to increase the skills and abilities of local citizens while empowering and enriching their lives in an effort to promote a lifetime of learning. Please let us know if there is a class you would like offered.
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The Maker Space Opens in May!

There’s a new way to create in Corydon.

Harrison County Lifelong Learning celebrated its new Maker Space with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house Thursday. The $50,000 project was created in partnership with Maker 13 with funding from the Duke Energy Foundation and Samtec Cares.

Harrison County Lifelong Learning director Tom Fields said he had been interested in a partnership with Maker 13 since his time with the economic development office, before he joined Lifelong Learning, and had previously discussed trying to bring a similar opportunity into Harrison County with community leaders. “In economic development, they’re always around maker spaces and that sort of thing,” Fields said. “Always looking for opportunities to introduce the public to some high-tech, advanced manufacturing concepts … it’s also an opportunity to help entrepreneurs who are wanting to use that equipment to make things, basically, that they couldn’t otherwise afford to do.”

Fields said that in early discussions of a maker space, community leaders saw interest in such a resource but struggled with logistical issues such as finding a location to host the space and the cost of the facility. “About 2-1/2 years ago, we reached out to Duke Energy Foundation, to Lisa Huber, and talked to her about the idea (of building a maker space),” said Fields. “And she was able to come up with some funding to help us, and then, about a year after that, we just couldn’t find the additional funding we needed. Then Samtec Cares came and helped us with additional funding, which allowed us to pull $50,000 to get some equipment together that we could use here.”

The Maker Space currently hosts a 40-watt laser for engravings, 3D printers and a “wazer.” “We have what is called a wazer, which is a water jet CNC machine,” said Fields. “So it cuts things with water, which is pretty cool when you can tell people you cut steel with water. It’s a pretty awesome concept.” A vinyl printer and cutter will be added to the space in the near future.

Fields said although there is not a current plan for expansion — due partially to a lack of space — he expects community interest in such a space could lead to eventual growth. “It would take a lot of additional help for us to be able to expand this program,” Fields said. “But we think that it’s going to be a very successful program that would potentially cause us to need additional space … I think it’s just one more step in trying to provide as many services for those individuals who have an interest in vocational education. One more avenue for those individuals to explore that.”

The Maker Space offers a shared membership program with Maker 13. After completing the required training courses, members are able to reserve equipment online and can receive discounts on future trainings. An introductory membership is available to first-time students for no cost. After completing their first class, students earn two free hours for equipment usage. Those hours must be used within 25 days of their first class.

For $35 per month, a micro membership provides members with 10 equipment hours per month. A standard membership gives members access to 25 hours each month for a $70 monthly rate, and a power membership offers 50 equipment hours monthly at the cost of $120 each month. Maker Space memberships are shared with Maker 13, so members are able to utilize the equipment or trainings in Corydon or Jeffersonville. The new Lifelong Learning Maker Space will be open from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday each week. Wednesdays and Fridays will be training days.

Qualified Medication Aide Training

Qualified Medication Aide training is also offered in partnership with Kaiser Healthcare Certification to current and experienced CNA’s in good standing on the nurse aide registry and with 1,000 hours of work experience. During training students will  demonstrate competency while dispensing and passing medications. The 8-week course includes 40 hours of clinical experience before the state examination.

Certified Nurse Aide Training

Learn the fundamentals of nursing care! Certified Nurse Aide Training is offered in partnership with Kaiser Healthcare Certification. CNA Training instruction includes 30 hours of classroom instruction followed by a 75-hour clinical practicum. Students will be fully prepared for the written competency and procedure evaluation exam administered by the Indiana State Department of Health.

Southern Indiana Works- WorkOne Corydon

A Career Coach is at Harrison County Lifelong Learning on Tuesdays 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM and Thursdays from 8:30 AM – 1:30 PM. Individuals can stop in or make an appointment to conduct job searches, complete a skills assessment, develop a career plan and receive information on workforce training, referrals, and placement services. For more information, contact Harrison County Career Coach, Karen Bruce, at 812 620-6892.

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is reminding Hoosiers that applying for unemployment insurance benefits is completed electronically. Hoosiers can apply on a computer or smartphone. For more information on unemployment insurance, visit, or call the UI Help Desk at 1-800-891-6499.

Free Adult Education Classes

River Valley Resources’ Adult Education classes meet on Wednesdays, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. Classes are free of charge and designed for individuals who need to improve their basic skills in preparation for a high school equivalency diploma, college enrollment or career advancement. No appointment is necessary. Students younger than 18 must be exited from high school.

HiSET Testing

Harrison County Lifelong Learning administers the high school equivalency (HSE) test each month. Used in more than 25 states and territories, HiSET® has become the state’s new HSE credential and another way for Hoosiers without a high school diploma to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. Students who successfully pass the test will obtain an Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma.

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Students interested in registering for class must call Harrison County Lifelong Learning at 812.738.7736

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