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.

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.

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…

Celebrating Scott County Manufacturers

Friday, October 7, marks the fifth annual Manufacturing Day, a day to recognize the importance of manufacturing and the exciting work that takes place in plants across Scott County and the nation. While the official day falls in October, there are plenty of reasons to celebrate manufacturing year round.

Ninety percent of Americans believe that manufacturing is important to economic prosperity, and they’re right. Manufacturing supports 18.5 million U.S. jobs and represents 26 percent of all jobs within Scott County. In 2015, manufacturing jobs in Scott County increased 7 percent to a total of 1,951 jobs and an average wage of $49,243 per year.

reduced-scedc-factory-3Manufacturing also has a ripple effect across the local economy. Scott County manufacturers invested $14.5 million last year via expansions and new jobs. Every manufacturing job creates another 2.5 jobs in goods and services, and for every $1 invested in manufacturing, another $1.37 in additional value is created in other sectors. (Sources: MFGday.com and stats.Indiana.edu)

Despite the economic benefits, manufacturing companies continue to face a talent shortage. A 2015 Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte Skills Gap study confirmed that six out of 10 skilled production positions are going unfilled. The skills gap is projected to grow over the next decade, resulting in 2 million jobs going unfilled which will have a negative impact on innovation, growth and profitability. That’s why Scott County is committed to developing a skilled workforce to support local manufacturers.

The Scott County Economic Development Corporation (SCEDC) has worked to bring more training opportunities to Scott County so that workers have the skills to succeed in manufacturing. Local residents have access to a number of training programs at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg. Our goal is to train as many people as possible through partnerships with Scott County School Districts 1 and 2, Crothersville Community Schools, Ivy Tech, Indiana University Southeast and the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council.

In addition to the economic benefits, manufacturing improves our everyday life. Morgan Foods is one of the largest soup production facilities in the U.S. If you drive a Honda or a Subaru, there’s a good chance Austin Tri-Hawk made the structural supports in your vehicle. Ilpea Industries, Inc. likely makes your household chores a little easier by supplying gaskets, tubes and seals to manufacturers like General Electric and Frigidaire. You may not see Tokusen’s products, but you certainly count on them to be high quality. The facility makes metal wire for automobile tires, engines, electrical appliances and industrial equipment.

These are the reasons we pause each October to thank our manufacturers. We hope that Manufacturing Day also inspires the next generation to pursue rewarding careers in the industry. Please join us in celebrating manufacturing in Scott County!

Robert Peacock
Executive Director, SCEDC

P.S. Check the SCEDC Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages in October for more interesting facts about local manufacturers.

White Belt training returning to Scott County on July 22

Are you ready to improve your daily processes? Continuous improvement is integral to success in all types of organizations. In many areas of business and industry, today’s workforce needs to be equipped in the basic tools of quality assurance, problem solving, understanding customer relations, project team work and eliminating waste.

Ready to improve your daily processes? Ivy Tech is offering a free White Belt training course in Scottsburg.

Ready to improve your daily processes? Ivy Tech is offering a free White Belt training course in Scottsburg.

Ivy Tech Community College is offering a free White Belt training course to help participants attain valuable skills in continuous improvement. The skills and knowledge attained by completing the White Belt training class will be utilized in a business setting, healthcare, manufacturing and many other industries.

Ivy Tech’s Certified Quality Trainers will teach this eight hour noncredit workshop. The final exam is a 30 minute test and will be administered at the end of the session. Training will be held on July 22, at the Mid-America Science Park from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Presentation Hall.

* Training is provided through Ivy Tech Community College at no cost to participants.


This training is held in partnership with the Mid-America Science Park, the Scott County Economic Development Corporation and the Greater Scott County Chamber of Commerce.