Last week on the Flexware Innovation, Inc. blog we discussed the widening manufacturing skills gap and working together to proactively seek ways to combat the gap. We noted two key areas – workforce development and STEM education. We are so pleased to see an Indiana college taking great strides to address the gap!
This week Ivy Tech Community College announced that they are working alongside Indiana industry partners to launch a two-year program, IvyWorks, to train students for careers in supply chain management and logistics.
We are thrilled to see an Indiana higher education establishment taking strides to tackle roadblocks and make workforce development within the manufacturing arena a priority. The unique program bridges a gap, proactively meets students where they are and assists with skills that are in high demand nationwide.
Ivy Tech notes more than 5,000 manufacturing positions are being projected within the next year in central Indiana. Flexware is proud to be actively working to help fill those positions with engineering candidates primed to solve complex business problems within the manufacturing arena. Catch Flexware President and CEO Scott Whitlock on a recent segment with Inside INdiana Business discussing workforce development and STEM education.
Read more via Inside INdiana Business’ site on how Ivy Tech is funding the innovative program and bridging the skills gap through partnerships with industry leaders.
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