U.S. News and World Report By Adina Solomon, Contributor | Oct. 24, 2018, at 6:00 a.m. By 2025, it’s projected that U.S. manufacturing will have 2 million jobs left empty due to a skills gap. To stem this, schools and companies are working to teach – and attract – high school students. Dylan Rigdon's grandfather and father worked [...]
The Republic 10/24/2018, by Matthew Kent Jobs in manufacturing can be fun and the work environment is fast-paced. Those were among takeaways for about 100 students in grades 7 to 9 attending the inaugural manufacturing expo Monday, hosted by automotive supplier Faurecia Clean Mobility. It was held in conjunction with Manufacturing Day, a national effort [...]
The Republic: Matthew Kent, 9/25/2018 A new welding lab at Ivy Tech Community College in Columbus represents the latest local investment in workforce development. The college on Tuesday unveiled its Toyota Industrial Equipment Welding Laboratory, made possible by a $367,800 donation from TIEM, a Columbus-based forklift company that is the county’s fourth-largest manufacturing employer. More than [...]
COLUMBUS, Ind.–Ivy Tech Community College and Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg. Inc. (TIEM) will unveil the new Toyota Industrial Equipment Welding Laboratory at Ivy Tech in Columbus with a special ceremony at 10:30 a.m., on Tuesday, September 25. Of the $367,800 gift TIEM has donated to the college, Ivy Tech used $250,000 to renovate, expand and upgrade its welding lab, nearly tripling [...]
Fox 59 News SEPTEMBER 6, 2018, BY BRETT KAST, UPDATED AT 05:08PM, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018 COLUMBUS, Ind. – "I can actually make a blood vessel just by pulling the triggers,” said high school junior Ivan Lamb as he began pressing buttons on his virtual reality controller. Soon after that, he was reaching out into thin air attempting [...]
The Tribune: Staff Reports, 9/9/2018 Before the 2018-19 school year began, more than 20 Indiana teachers and school counselors wrapped up the fourth year of a unique summer internship program to better connect industry to education. That included Robin Perry of Brownstown Central High School. Through the Indiana Department of Education’s Teachers/Counselors in Industry program, [...]
The Republic: Julie McClure, 9/8/2018 A group of Latino leaders with Columbus connections shared their journeys to educational and career success with students from five area high schools who hope to follow in their footsteps. Exito Latino, a one-day event at the Columbus Learning Center, brought 180 Latino students to the IUPUC and Ivy Tech [...]
While career and workforce development continues to be an important issue to Hoosiers, the Jackson County Learning Center is providing necessary education and workforce support to enable Hoosiers to develop skills, grow their potential, and work toward a bright future.