The MADEBYME campaign was initially made possible by a grant from the state and is part of an effort to align education and career and workforce training efforts. The northeast Indiana initiative is specifically aimed at creating an awareness among middle and high school students about career opportunities in advanced manufacturing.
MADEBYME helps support the region’s Big Goal of increasing the percentage of northeast Indiana residents with high-quality degrees and credentials to 60 percent by 2025.
The campaign is being carried out by the Region 3 Works Council and Northeast Indiana Works, the region’s workforce development board.
A number of Local Economic Development Officials (LEDOs) and sector partnerships – including The Gateway Coalition in Allen County and the Noble County Manufacturing and Education Alliance – have assisted the MADEBYME campaign in disseminating information about manufacturing and skilled trades careers.