TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) — Local students will continue to have the chance to get a jump start on their journey after high school.

The Education Professions Pathway program allows students, to get college credit while in high school for education majors. The collaboration with Indiana State makes it possible for some of the students to take these classes on campus.

This pathway got started because of the decreasing number of students majoring in education in college. It allows students to get 6 college credits their junior year and 15 during their senior year.

Doug Dillion is the technical education director for Vigo County schools, and he expressed true joy for the continued growth of this program.

“I’m really excited about the growth of the program. I think it will continue to grow. I’m excited that I’m seeing a profession that I love go in a positive direction again.”

This program is available for all VCSC juniors and seniors, who want to become an educator.

South Vermillion and Linton-Stockton schools, also participate in the program.