Muncie Community Schools and SSC Services for Education Expand Partnership

uncie Community Schools and SSC Services for Education are kicking off a summer trade internship program. Photo provided.Muncie Community Schools and SSC Services for Education are kicking off a summer trade internship program. Photo provided.

By: Ana Pichardo—

Expanded partnership to offer summer internships with skilled trade professionals

Muncie, IN—Muncie Community Schools and SSC Services for Education are kicking off a summer trade internship program as part of their growing partnership. Students will be selected from the Muncie Area Career Center for an 8 week paid summer internship beginning in June where they will shadow skilled trade and industry professionals in the facilities services of Muncie Community Schools. Interns will have the opportunity to grow their skills in the practical applications of welding, electrical, HVAC, plumbing, carpentry, and grounds management. Additionally, SSC’s on-site management staff will coach the students in the business aspects of financials, safety, and site supervision to provide them with a truly rounded professional experience.

SSC Services for Education and Muncie Community Schools began working together in March of this year. Already, Muncie Community Schools has seen the facilities employees receive extensive training programs in Grounds Management, Maintenance and Operations, and Housekeeping services. This summer internship expansion will further develop the Preventative Maintenance program SSC has developed to further the positive upkeep of the facilities for years to come. “Our goal as a company has always been to provide a safe, healthy environment for students,” said Vallen Emery, Vice President of SSC, “but to actually be a part of furthering their education with real world application and resume experience is a reward in and of itself.”

SSC Service for Education based in Knoxville, Tennessee provides customized facility solutions to over 100 educational clients in 22 states including Indiana. Our 8000+ employees partner with these educational institutions to further the success and well-being of students, staff, and faculty by delivering quality facilities programs – custodial, grounds, and maintenance. As a trusted and specialized provider, we are committed to enhancing educational settings and creating financial guarantees that can be reallocated into key areas of Muncie Community Schools’ academic mission. With SSC, students and staff flourish in improved surroundings, while you focus on your core objective: educating our future.

The Muncie Community Schools (MCS) serve approximately 6000 students from Muncie and the surrounding area. MCS provides a range of diverse opportunities for children as well as adult basic education. For more information about MCS events, programs or services, please contact Ana Pichardo, Director of Communications at 765-747-5210 or Follow MCS on Twitter at @MuncieSchools and like us on Facebook at


Ana Pichardo is Director of Communications, Muncie Community Schools