Training Opportunities

Education is key to advancing your career. Here in Adams County, you have access to numerous training opportunities that can help you take that next step.

M.E.R.I.T Center

The M.E.R.I.T Center exists to serve the local and surrounding populations of Adams County. The purpose of this facility is to be a one-stop service center to lift people into new opportunities.

The M.E.R.I.T Center provides opportunity and capacity in the following areas:

1) Industry Training Needs

2) Adult Education/Training/Upskilling

3) Students Career/Steam Training and Exploration

4) Community Resources

The M.E.R.I.T Center has the following spaces available for rental use:

  1. Individual Room

  2. Classroom

  3. Computer Lab

  4. Event Center

  5. Gymnasium

To Connect:

1109 N Dayton Street

Decatur, IN 46733

(260) 724-7171

Area 18

Area 18 is celebrating over 30 years of excellence in the delivery of Career and Technical Education. Our schools have continuously worked to implement career programs that bring workplace relevance to the hallways of our high schools. The integration of academics with real-world career programs happens everyday in Area 18 high schools.

Area 18 CTE delivers 294 career related class sessions at nine high schools located in Huntington, Blackford, Wells, Adams and Jay counties.

Area 18 is continuously working to create a Career and Technical Education delivery system second to none. All schools evaluate course offerings annually to determine the needs of our local and regional workplace. CTE Instructors work to provide their students the opportunity to earn college credits and valuable industry certifications while in high school.

Area 18 Guidance Departments and Career Preparation teachers are all working together to assist students as they plan for their futures. Students have a multitude of Career Pathways that have been designed to connect the high school experiences with the workplace and continued education.

Higher Education

Adams County is a short drive away from numerous colleges and universities: