Ivy Tech to Hold Open House at MASPark on Dec. 4

Ivy Tech will be holding an Open House at Mid-America Science Park on Dec. 4 from 9 am-12 pm and 4-7 pm. Learn about programs, degrees and certifications offered in Scottsburg and Sellersburg. Apply for admissions, meet with Ivy Tech representatives, learn about programs and discuss financial aid options. Enjoy refreshments & freebies, too!

For more information, please contact Chanda Rodski, Director of Admissions, at 812-248-4255 or crodski@ivytech.edu.

Scottsburg site receives development designation

Today, the Office of Community and Rural Affairs joined officials from the Scott County Economic Development Corporation and the City of Scottsburg to announce the designation of the Smith Farm – South Main Industrial Park, as Indiana Site Certified Prime.

“We recognize a lot of dedication and collaboration is utilized in order to earn a site certified designation, especially Prime,” said Jodi Golden, Executive Director of OCRA. “I commend the Scott County Economic Development Corporation and their local partners for working together to make the Smith Farm site ready for development.”

The 155 acre Smith Farm site is located in the City of Scottsburg and could be used for either warehousing, light manufacturing and/or heavy manufacturing facilities.

The Indiana Site Certified program validates sites that are ready for economic development. The Prime designation equates to a location that is no more than 2.5 miles from a state highway and has completed an archaeological investigation. In addition, the local unit of government, lead economic development organization or regional economic development corporation must own the property or an option must be held with the owner.

Indiana Site Certified is administered by OCRA in partnership with the state’s Fast Access Site Team, which is comprised of multiple state agencies. These include the Indiana Department of Transportation, Indiana Department of Environmental Management, Department of Natural Resources and the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

For more information, visit www.in.gov/ocra/sitecertified.htm.

Click here for audio of Jodi Golden, Executive Director of OCRA.

Under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, who also serves as the Secretary of Rural Development, the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs’ (OCRA) mission is to work with local, state and national partners to provide resources and technical assistance to assist communities in shaping and achieving their vision for community and economic development. For more information, visit ocra.in.gov.

Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Visits Scott County

Secretary of Career Connections Highlights Programs for Hoosier Workers and Employers

On October 25, Governor Holcomb’s first-appointed Secretary for Career Connections and Talent, Blair Milo, visited with Scott County stakeholders at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg, Ind., to discuss changes in the economy and workforce and implementing solutions for Hoosier students, workers and employers.

Developing a 21st Century skilled and ready workforce is one of five pillars in Governor Holcomb’s agenda to take Indiana to the Next Level as over a million job openings are expected over the next ten years.

To build a 21st Century workforce, Hoosier education and workforce systems must be aligned to:

  • Provide every Hoosier student with an effective baseline education infused with STEM, intellectual curiosity, critical thinking and other attributes that prepare them for lifelong learning
  • Ensure students graduate high school ready to go to college, pursue meaningful training and employment in a field of their choice, and/or with the skills to go directly into a quality job
  • Connect working age adults to education and career training that is aligned to industry needs and leads directly to employment

“The nature of work across all industries is changing faster than ever before due to new technology, global connectedness, an aging workforce and many other worldwide trends.  Collaboration between families, industry, education, and community has never been more critical to ensure equal opportunity for a successful career keeps pace with the rate of change,” said Secretary Milo.

Secretary Milo is connecting with local and regional leaders across the state to grow alignment and collaboration tailored to community needs. During her visit, Secretary Milo discussed the following:

  • Reviewed a county-wide snapshot with the most recent county-specific data displaying: current job vacancies by industry with associated wages and educational requirement; future job demand forecasts; and county demographics including self-sufficiency wages and labor force trends.
  • Identified state, regional and local assets to assist with improving career connections and closing current gaps.
  • Identified what’s working well and what changes could/should be pursued to inform a regionally or locally driven talent pipeline.

Get Free Help with Your FAFSA in Scottsburg

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) correctly and on time is sometimes complicated and time consuming. Get FREE help at Scottsburg College Goal Sunday. Financial aid experts will help you and your family file the FAFSA financial aid form ONLINE in one afternoon. Oct. 28, 2-4 p.m., at the MID-AMERICA SCIENCE PARK, 821 S Lake Road S, Scottsburg, IN 47170.

Click here to find out what you need to complete the FAFSA!

Ivy Tech Hosting FREE Cookout at MASPark on July 18

If you’re thinking about going to Ivy Tech, this is one summer event you don’t want to miss! On July 18, noon to 2:30, Ivy Tech is hosting a cookout at the Mid-America Science Park. Learn about all the great Ivy Tech programs while enjoying free burgers, hot dogs and sides!!

Ivy Tech admissions representatives will be onsite to help you apply, schedule a campus tour and discuss tuition reimbursement & payment options. Whether you’re ready to apply or just have a few questions, we hope to see you there!

The Mid-America Science Park is located at 821 South Lake Road South in Scottsburg. If you have questions, please contact Chanda Rodski, director of admissions, at 812-248-4255 or crodski@ivytech.edu.

Happy Memorial Day

Today we honor and remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

Ivy Tech Pharmacy Technician Classes Start in August

Interested in a career path that can take you nationwide? Want a flexible work schedule? Earning a certification as a Pharmacy Technician can help you with both. It is also a great building block for careers in healthcare! Ivy Tech classes start in August…

Office Space Available on Highway 56 in Scottsburg

Office space on Highway 56 in Scottsburg just opened up! Commercial Rental & Storage has office space available west of John Jones Auto Group. Please see photos below.

  • Approximately 1500 square feet
  • 1 front entrance door and 2 rear doors
  • Plenty of parking both in front and rear

For more information, email Jerry North.

3 Wishes Presentation Feb. 14 at Mid-America Science Park

The Scottsburg Kiwanis Club in partnership with Riley Children’s Hospital will a host a presentation on the 3 Wishes Program at the Mid-America Science Park this Wednesday, February 14 from 2 – 3:30 p.m.

Join us in the Presentation Hall and hear from Dr. Nancy Swigonski with the Indiana School of Medicine as she shares information on the detection of early childhood development issues such as autism and developmental delays, screening and information on treatment.

This program is intended for anyone in the community who works with young children (day care providers, CASA volunteers, CRADLE volunteers, and clients, New Hope Services, educators, etc.).

Vincennes offers industrial maintenance and machining training course in Scottsburg

Vincennes University, in partnership with the Mid-America Science Park and Scott County Economic Development Corporation, will be offering a 15-week, hands-on industrial maintenance and machining training course in Scottsburg. The course begins January 8 and will run through April 18, 2018.

Students will learn skills needed for high-demand advanced manufacturing jobs in Southeast Indiana with curriculum developed by employers in collaboration with Vincennes University. All classes will be held at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg.

The course will teach the following advanced manufacturing skills:

  • Safety
  • Blueprint Reading
  • Precision Measurement
  • Quality Control
  • Machine Tools
  • Manual Mill & Lathe
  • Tool & Die Maintenance & Repair
  • Welding
  • Industrial Electric
  • Pneumatics
  • Hydraulics
  • PLCs

WHEN: January 8 – April 18, 2018, Monday and Wednesday Evenings, 6:00-8:30 PM

COST TO ATTEND: $3,000 Registration Fee

WHERE: All classes will be held at the Mid-America Science Park, 821 S. Lake Road South, Scottsburg, IN 47170.

TO REGISTER: Please contact Robert Peacock at 812-752-7268 or rpeacock@scottcountyin.com.