Training Partners

Northeast Indiana has many options for learning manufacturing and the skilled trades.

2014-01-09 16 26 00Explore training that fits your interests and abilities through these providers.

Area 18 Career & Technical Education Cooperative - www.area18.org

The Area 18 cooperative serves students at nine high schools in Adams, Blackford, Huntington, Jay and Wells counties. Every Area 18 school offers its own mix of manufacturing-related programs. All schools deliver introduction to manufacturing programs as elective courses, leading to opportunities for advanced study in precision machining, welding, and engineering and design. Numerous workplace learning opportunities exist for upper-level students. All the programs are geared toward obtaining industry-recognized certifications.

Building Contractors Association of Northeast Indiana www.bcafortwayne.org

The association is made up of general and specialty contractors, architects, engineers, material suppliers and professional service providers.  The group is active in professional and safety education; government affairs and legislative monitoring; and economic and workforce development.

Conexus Indiana – www.conexusindiana.com & www.dreamitdoitindiana.com

Conexus Indiana is a statewide initiative that has developed a Hire Technology Curriculum designed to increase student engagement and interest in advanced manufacturing and logistics. The program gives high school students the problem-solving, communication and industry-specific training needed to succeed in today’s technology-driven world. Students in the program earn dual credits and complete industry-recognized certifications.

FWCS Career Academy at Anthis - www.fwcscareeracademy.fwcs.k12.in.us

FWCS Career Academy at Anthis serves students representing 22 high schools in Allen and Whitley counties. The welding and fabricating technology program at Anthis prepares students for entry-level employment. A student will learn skills for joining metals, as well as processing new materials. Students will learn to do complex fabrication, read blueprints, and use math concepts related to the welding field. Welding students have an opportunity to earn dual credits through Ivy Tech Community College Northeast and industry-recognized certifications.

Heartland Career Center - www.hcc.k12.in.us

Heartland Career Center serves students from nine high schools in Grant, Huntington, Miami and Wabash counties. Heartland’s advanced manufacturing program engages students in three manufacturing career and technical education processes; machining, welding and electronics. Students will learn the operation of an engine lathe, drill press, milling machine and pedestal grinder, and will also be exposed to programming and basic engineering software for product design. Students may also be exposed to welding procedures and the fundamentals of electronic concepts. Dual-credit and certification attainment are the goals for all students.

Impact Institute - www.impactinstitute.net

The Impact Institute serves students from 13 high schools in Noble, DeKalb, LaGrange, Steuben and Whitley counties. It offers three manufacturing-based programs: computer-aided design, precision machining and welding. Achieving dual credits and industry-recognized certifications are the goals of each program. The programs, taught by people with experience in their respective industries, are designed to allow students to enter the workforce or be better prepared for their next educational step upon graduation from high school.

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast – www.ivytech.edu/dual-credit & www.ivytech.edu/programsNE

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast offers dual-credit opportunities at area high schools and specialized manufacturing and technology programs. Ivy Tech Northeast offers high school and area career and technical education students opportunities to earn free college credit. This earned credit allows students to meet their high school technical honors graduation requirements in order to earn degree-specific college credit and to obtain industry-recognized certifications and credentials. Specialized manufacturing and numerous technology programs at Ivy Tech Northeast focus on the skills and knowledge required for northeast Indiana industries where jobs are in high demand. Technical certificates are available in advanced automation and robotics technologyindustrial technology/welding, machining, and more.

Marion Regional Career Center – www.tucker.marion.k12.in.us

The Marion Regional Career Center serves students from five high schools in Grant County. The center offers two manufacturing-based programs: computer-aided design and welding. All programs provide students with the opportunity to earn dual credits and industry-recognized certifications.

Northeast Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council – www.neibt.org

The council is an independent umbrella labor organization representing eight counties and 18 affiliated construction trades. Member trades offer 3-to-5-year apprenticeship programs that allow people to earn while they learn.

 

ManuFACTuring

The Quick Facts

Did You Know...Manufacturing is the largest employment sector in northeast Indiana with more than 80,000 jobs.
Did You Know...Manufacturing jobs in northeast Indiana pay an average of $51,635 annually – roughly $12,000 more a year than the region’s overall average.
Did You Know...Including benefits, the average annual earnings in manufacturing is $64,527 in northeast Indiana.
Did You Know...One of every four jobs in northeast Indiana is in manufacturing. Statewide, Indiana employs a larger percentage of people in manufacturing than any other state.
Did You Know...Demand for manufacturing and skilled trades workers is expected to be strong through the next decade.
Did You Know...Including benefits, the average annual earnings in the construction trades is $59,143 in northeast Indiana.
Did You Know...In the skilled trades, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and sheet metal workers are among the top-employing occupations.