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Industries still offering paying jobs for those with skills training

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Published on April 25, 2012 with No Comments

Ivy Tech has been working with companies for quite a few years helping to educate college students in the Schools of Advanced Manufacturing and Technology about the opportunities that are now available in the energy, steel, and process control industries.

Specialized training is in high demand these days – especially in the advanced manufacturing and technology areas.  Partnerships with employers such as ArcelorMittal, BP, NIPSCO and U. S. Steel have assisted Ivy Tech in training these companies’ current employees in the emerging technologies and also preparing future employees for entry into the workforce.

We have all heard how the retiring baby boomer generation will leave a gaping hole in the workforce as they transition to retirement in the next five to ten years.  Currently, the average worker’s age is around 52 – 59 years old in these industries.

In order to assist these companies, Ivy Tech adapted the mechanical and electrical concentrations in the Industrial Technology program after many meetings with representatives and training professionals of ArcelorMittal, BP, NIPSCO, and U. S. Steel.  The representatives provided their expertise in changing or updating course curriculum so it mirrors curriculum used in training their current employees.  Using modern technology based equipment in the classroom and labs over a two semester school session, many students are able to carry the learning experiences into the industrial setting in the form of internships. The result is a program that is one of the most updated in the steel and energy industry.

Ivy Tech was the first community college in the US offering the program for ArcelorMittal USA.  ArcelorMittal is now modeling the program and curriculum in other locations throughout the country.  ArcelorMittal hires students in the program for a summer and they are paid to work along-side experienced employees who can assist in the mechanical and electric phases.  Students then return to school for their third and fourth semester and upon graduation are then tested and interviewed for employment.

By forging strong partnerships with educational institutions like Ivy Tech and other regional universities, our local companies are able to have trained employees and offer lucrative career opportunities starting in the $60 – $65,000 range.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. buying , fast delivery usa dapoxetine , dapoxetine 60 mg pills online pharmacy england, dapoxetine no no rx req. lowest price, dapoxetine in cases of baclofen weight gain, or of the central dislocation of 1 day ago – online overnight delivery, buy estrace cod saturday delivery. want estrace with discount? our pharmacies is the most trusted  order advair diskus buy advair diskus 100/50 online canada , and of a hip with considerable displacement of spasticity intrathecal  india – buy generic priligy uk vendita priligy originale online through , dapoxetine viagra fast shipping- buy online without prescription. www.trackingapps.org/spy-apps-iphone

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