About Us

About MadeByMe

The MadeByMe campaign was initially made possible by a grant from the State of Indiana and is part of an effort to align education and career and workforce training efforts. Today, the Allen County initiative is specifically aimed at building awareness among middle and high school students about career opportunities in advanced manufacturing and construction.

The MadeByMe campaign is administered by Greater Fort Wayne Inc., Allen County's chamber of commerce and economic development organization. It is backed by the MadeByMe Coalition, a group of local business, educational, and civic leaders.

The MadeByMe Coalition's vision includes:

  • Connecting students and our community with rewarding educational and career paths in 21st century manufacturing and skilled trades.
  • Establish partnerships with the business community and educational institutions to provide the knowledge, skills and techniques necessary to competently and competitively perform in skilled trades and manufacturing in a way that instills quality, pride, teamwork, safety and integrity.

For more information, contact Adam Welch by email or by phone at 260-420-6945.


The Quick Facts

Did You Know...Manufacturing is the second-largest-employing industry in Allen County with nearly 29,000 workers.
Did You Know...Average annual earnings (wages plus benefits) for manufacturing workers in Allen County is $76,226.
Did You Know...One in five jobs in Allen County is in either the manufacturing or construction industries.
Did You Know...In the next decade, it is estimated there will be 23,826 production job openings in Allen County and 10,068 job openings in construction.
Did You Know...Including benefits, the average annual earnings for construction workers in Allen County is $62,369.
Did You Know...In the skilled trades, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and sheet metal workers are among the top-employing occupations.