Real-World Application; Maximizing Potential
Real-World Application; Maximizing Potential (RAMP) launched in the Fall of 2019 as a partnership between Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and AmeriQual Group LLC.
RAMP is a first-of-its-kind, comprehensive work-based learning program based in Evansville, Indiana that immerses high school students within AmeriQual.
Students accepted into RAMP spend half of their day as AmeriQual team members, participating in hands-on learning of future readiness and technical skills. The other half of the day is spent in a classroom located onsite at AmeriQual, mastering the skills required to receive their high school diploma. Connections between the classroom content and hands-on work are intentional and focused on developing a strong, transferable skill set.
Who Can Apply?
The RAMP application is open to all EVSC students ages 16+. Students from all EVSC high schools are eligible & encouraged to apply. (Students selected into the RAMP program will still graduate from their home high school.)
Students are selected for the RAMP program based on need, such as credit deficiency. A number of students have other barriers which require wrap around support, such as housing, transportation, being young parents or having responsibilities to support themselves financially.
RAMP Program Manager
RAMP is a great option for students. This program provides EVSC students with a job, accountability, and real-world experiences that better prepare them for life after high school graduation. I enjoy watching our students experience success!
This is something we are very proud of as a company to be a part of and we want to continue to be the leader and try to grow it as much as possible.
To me, RAMP is a place to work hard, learn new things and be a part of a community that can be so much more than yourself.
RAMP is great opportunity. I am able to work and finish high school. I have learned a lot and I am enjoying every moment as a student and AmeriQual employee.
Dr. Cory Herrin
Director, RAMP Program
RAMP helps complete the circle of education. Students learn throughout their life in order to earn a job and provide for themselves and their family. RAMP helps students make that transition. They can complete their schooling and start building a resume for future success.
This program gave me lots of opportunities, support and resources that I didn’t have before. RAMP gets you through school faster and offers a job right out of school with great advancement and growth opportunities.
When a student tells me they have hope for their future for the first time in years, it makes me feel honored to be a part of RAMP and a part of giving them that sense of hope.