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.

Mid-America Science Park to hold Open House on Dec. 6

Learn more about training and workforce development opportunities available in Scott County.

The Mid-America Science Park (MASPark) will be hosting an open house on Wednesday, Dec. 6, 3 to 6 p.m., to showcase new training classrooms, equipment and convening areas. The focus will be to highlight new training and workforce development opportunities available to students and residents in Scott County. Everyone is invited to attend, and particularly anyone interested in training for a new career, entering the job market soon, starting a new business or learning more about programs available to elementary, middle and high school students.

MASPark offers training for careers in advanced manufacturing and welding, giving high school students and workers an opportunity to earn valuable workforce skills and industry certifications for higher paying employment. Additionally, elementary, middle and high school students have an opportunity to participate in exploratory programs at MASPark that introduce science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) principles, preparing them for future careers. MASPark also offers free business counseling and inventor group meetings to entrepreneurs looking to take their ideas to market.

The open house will give the public an opportunity to experience firsthand why MASPark is considered one of the most technologically-advanced training facilities in the region. Attendees will have an opportunity to learn more about the following:

  • New CNC (Computerized Numerical Control) training equipment. CNC machines are used in a wide range of manufacturing environments, from automotive to energy to aerospace and defense.
  • 3D printers and high-resolution engravers & cutters used for manufacturing training classes, including viewing recent student projects produced on this equipment.
  • The welding lab and a unique virtual welding system available to prepare and certify trainees with nationally-recognized American Welding Society certifications.
  • A forklift simulator that accelerates training and learning with a real driving experience for workers employed by area manufacturers.
  • Industrial training robots used in advanced manufacturing and programming classes for today and tomorrow’s automated manufacturing, plus a worldwide recognized robotics training program for young people in elementary and middle school.
  • Free business consulting and services for local entrepreneurs wanting to create their own new business.

The open house will take place from 3 to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 6, at the Mid-America Science Park, 821 S. Lake Road South in Scottsburg. Light refreshments will be served. Visit the Mid-America Science Park online at www.maspark.org.

Robotics competition will bring large crowd to Scottsburg on Nov. 11

The first student VEX-IQ Robotics team competition of the 2017-2018 season will take place at the Mid-America Science Park (MASPark) in Scottsburg on Saturday, Nov. 11. Approximately 700 people are expected to attend this regional event. Local restaurants and retailers are asked to plan accordingly.

VEX – IQ Robotics is a worldwide recognized robotic program designed to offer young people an introduction to the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Thirty teams from schools around Southern Indiana will be competing in the robotics event on Nov. 11 in Scottsburg. Austin, Crothersville and Scottsburg schools currently have 15 teams in place with MASPark and VEX Robotics for their students to participate.  All local school teams will be participating in the event.

The VEX – IQ event starts at 10 a.m. and will run until about 4:30 p.m. Parents and students who are competing should plan to be at the Mid-America Science Park by 7:30 a.m. The Mid-America Science Park is located at 821 South Lake Road South, Scottsburg, IN 47170.

Students compete in teams of four to 10. Part of the contest requires the teams to compete against each other; however, some of the competition compels the two teams to work together as an alliance to score points.

While robotics is a fun activity for students and their families, the students learn important educational and training skills that prepare them for tomorrow’s manufacturing jobs where they must be able to program and operate robotic equipment. This student experience, in partnership with local schools, provides an excellent educational advantage to local students as they continue their future education or compete for high-paying jobs in today’s manufacturing workplace.

If your child is interested in participating in VEX Robotics, please contact your school’s counselor. If you would like to volunteer to assist with the VEX Robotics program, please contact Ray Niehaus, director of innovation and technology at MASPark, by email rniehaus@maspark.org or by phone 812-752-9521 x1239.

The VEX Robotics World Championship is held every April in Louisville, Ky. Nearly 50 countries participated in 2016.

Learn More about Scottsburg’s Downtown Revitalization Plan on Nov. 8

The City of Scottsburg is currently working on a Downtown Revitalization Master Plan that will identify goals, policies and action steps to guide development and growth over the next 20 years. The public is invited to learn more at an open house on November 8, 4:30-6:30 p.m., at City Hall.

Active Shooter Training in Scott County

What would your company do in the event of an active shooter?

The Scott County Economic Development Corporation and Mid-America Science Park will be hosting an Active Shooter Training on Tuesday, Oct. 17 at 8 a.m. The training will be conducted by Sergeant Matt Marshall of the Indiana State Police.

Who should attend:
• Managers and Business Owners
• School Administrators, Teachers, and Support Personnel
• Facility & Building Supervisors
• Hospital Administrators and Management Staff
• Event Planners
• Government Leaders and Office Employees

Tuesday, October 17, 8-10 a.m.

Mid-America Science Park, Presentation Hall
821 South Lake Road South, Scottsburg, IN 47170

This is a FREE event. Registration is not required.

Scott County Aims to Attract, Recruit and Retain Talent

There are many wonderful things about living in Scott County, Indiana, and a local group of community leaders aims to bring greater awareness to our thriving community and the opportunities available here. Working together over the past nine months, the group has organized an exciting new initiative known as Live IN Scott County with a goal of attracting, recruiting and retaining talented people in Scott County.

Anthony and Cara Maraman were looking for a place where they could have enough land to have a family farm without breaking the budget and a place where they could send their children to one of the top school systems in the region. They found it in Scott County.

The initiative was prompted by the tremendous growth opportunity afforded by the $2.3 billion Ohio River Bridges Project. The new bridges are expected to generate $87 billion in economic impact in the next 30 years*, creating an excellent opportunity to attract more residents to Scott County.

In September, a new website was launched at www.LiveINScottCounty.com to share the benefits of living, working and learning in Scott County. The website includes information about the community as well as stories about people and families who enjoy living and working here. The initiative can also be followed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you have a story idea for the website, please email stories@liveinscottcounty.com.

Live IN Scott County is a 501c3 organization currently funded by the Scottsburg Redevelopment Commission. The Scott County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) acts as the fiscal agent. The initiative is guided by an advisory board made up of individuals representing organizations that have an interest in supporting the Live IN Scott County mission. The advisory board is led by an executive committee that includes:

  • President – Craig Mull, Plant Manager, Samtec
  • Vice President – Chris Routt, Principal, Johnson Elementary School
  • Treasurer – Anita Walker, Deputy Director, Scott County Economic Development Corporation
  • Secretary – Jessica Jones (non-voting member), Administrative Assistant, City of Scottsburg – Office of the Mayor

Two talented Scott County residents have been hired to manage marketing efforts. Sara Denhart and Stephen Carey will be working diligently behind the scenes to ensure the Live IN Scott County initiative is a success. Sara will be writing stories for the blog and Stephen will be managing the website and social media channels.

If your organization is interested in getting involved or supporting the Live IN Scott County initiative, please contact Anita Walker at awalker@scottcountyin.com.

* SOURCE: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/34287068/business-leaders-bridges-and-i-69-impact-exceeding-expectations (January 18, 2017)