Manufacturing Students Earning While They Learn

Manufacturing Students Earning While They Learn

Ivy Tech Community College Southwest has kicked off a new program aimed at prepping students for careers in advanced manufacturing. The new program is part of Skill UP Indiana!, and is designed to educate and inform students while they earn $12.50 per hour during their entire enrollment in the 11-week program. Courses include five weeks of class time (40 hours per week) as well as on-the-job learning training, and potential for direct hire with local companies. The program was created via partnership with the Southwest Indiana Workforce Coalition (SWIWC).

In late 2016, Ivy Tech Southwest received a grant for the Skill UP Indiana! Program totaling $666,506 from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to provide sector-focused training and education programs for in-demand occupations in the Southwest region.

SWIWC partners include:  ORG CHEM Group, BWX Technologies, Inc., FLANDERS, Junior Achievement of Southwestern Indiana, Koch Enterprises, Inc., Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Toyota Boshoku Indiana, LLC., Wabash Plastics, Berry Plastics, Mead Johnson Nutrition, WorkOne Southwest, and Ivy Tech Community College Southwest. Additional opportunities for other business and industry involvement is available.