Scott County Economic Update to Be Held September 22 in Scottsburg

Screen Shot 2016-08-17 at 5.39.58 PMThe Scott County Economic Development Corporation and Scott County Chamber of Commerce invite you to an economic update on Scott County and the region, presented by the Indiana Southeast School of Business. Dr. Uric Dufrene, Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Sanders Chair in Business, will discuss recent economic data and forecasts for Scott County and how national trends are affecting the region. 

There is no charge to attend. Please reserve your seat by Sept. 19. 

Scott County Economic Update

Thursday, Sept. 22
7:30-8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00-9:00 a.m. Presentation and Q&A

Mid-America Science Park
821 S. Lake Road South
Scottsburg, IN 47170


Professional Women’s Network Luncheon in Scottsburg on July 27 – It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know

Don’t miss the Professional Women’s Network Luncheon on July 27!

Don’t miss the Professional Women’s Network Luncheon on July 27!

Make new connections at the next Professional Women’s Network Luncheon on July 27, featuring Wendy Dant Chesser. Wendy is the president and CEO of One Southern Indiana. She’ll be sharing networking best practices and how to make it work for anyone. Join us at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg.

“It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know”

WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

ProfessionalWomensNetworkSCWHERE: Mid-America Science Park, 821 S. Lake Road South, Scottsburg, IN 47170

COST: $15 per person

RSVP: or (812) 416-0373 (call or text)

Lunch and door prizes sponsored by Scottsburg Family Dentistry.

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.

Adult Education Students Learn about Career Opportunities in Trucking Industry

The Adult Education program in Region 10 serving Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott, and Washington counties hosted a free one-hour truck driver seminar on May 23 at the Reisz Center in New Albany. Zachary Hebert with Truck Driver Institute and David Stephany with Werner Enterprises met with a group of 10 former and current adult education students to explain training and employment opportunities in the trucking industry.

Truck on highwayTDI (Truck Driver Institute) is located in Sellersburg and they train for over 25 nationwide carriers, including Werner Enterprises. TDI has a full-time student services department, offers job placement assistance, tuition assistance, and participates in the Post 9/11 Veterans Administration Program.

Werner Enterprises is the fourth largest trucking company in the U.S. and was founded in 1956. Their trucks travel 3 million miles per business day, employ 1350 professional drivers, with up to 70% of their drivers arriving home at least weekly.

Truck driving is listed ninth in the top 20 job listings by number of openings in the April Hoosiers By the Numbers Labor Market Review from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Adult Education students are especially interested in a career in truck driving due to the short certification training time and the high wage benefits. According to the Department of Workforce Development, the median hour wage is $18.93.

TDI offers a three-week certification program in CDL-A for men and women 21 years of age and older. The course includes classroom, range driving, and on the road training. Werner Enterprises hires adults with the CDL certification and offers numerous benefits, including tuition reimbursement, a veteran apprenticeship program, health insurance, and a retirement plan.

Wendy McDaniel, Adult Education Transition Specialist, said, “We appreciate representatives from the training provider and the employer taking time to meet with adult education students who want to increase their educational attainment, become trained, and start a career in this industry. Our students enjoyed learning about career opportunities and the high wages offered in transportation, and many will pursue this further.”

Adult Education classes are free to adults who are interested in receiving college and career-readiness skills, passing Accuplacer for entrance into Ivy Tech, learning English acquisition skills, or obtaining an Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma. To enroll in an adult education class in the six-county region, call 812-981-3777. The website is

QuickBooks Workshop Coming to Scott County on April 14

The Southeast ISBDC will be holding a QuickBooks Workshop at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg on April 14. Learn everything you need to know to get your business up and running. Register and learn more here: