Now Hiring – Scott County Career Fair Set for May 18

Meet your next great hire! Registration is now open for employers who are interested in recruiting talented job seekers from across the region at the Now Hiring – Scott County Career Fair on May 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event will take place at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg. Several packages are available, offering a variety of opportunities for employers:

ScottCo_CareerFair_logoStackedPlatinum Package – $1,200

A prime 16’x10’ space with electricity in the main hall, two tables and four chairs, four boxed lunches, your logo on all print and social media releases and a full-page ad in the event program.

Gold Package – $1,000

An 8’x10’ space with electricity in the main hall, one table and two chairs, two boxed lunches, and a ½ page ad in the event program.

Silver Package – $750

An 8’x10’ space with electricity, one table and two chairs, two boxed lunches, and a ¼ page ad in the event program.

Standard Package – $150

An 8’x10’ space (electricity not guaranteed), one table and two chairs, two boxed lunches, and a listing in the event program.

Employers may register by visiting or by contacting Anita Walker at (812) 752-7268.

The Now Hiring – Scott County Career Fair will take place at the Mid-America Science Park on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The address is 821 S. Lake Road South, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170.

The Now Hiring – Scott County Career Fair is sponsored by the City of Scottsburg, the Scott County Economic Development Corporation and the Mid-America Science Park.

Maverick Challenge Final Competition this Friday at Mid-America Science Park

Join us at 10 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 3, at Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg for the Maverick Challenge Final Competition! The top two teams from Austin High School will be competing for a $500 award.

The Maverick Challenge is a high school business planning competition for students in Southern Indiana. The program aims to develop innovative spirit in the region by showing high school students viable career opportunities through entrepreneurship. More than 500 students and mentors have participated in The Maverick Challenge since 2008. (Source:

The winning team from Austin will have a chance to win up to $5,000 at the regional competition on Saturday, March 4, in Columbus. More than $800 in prize money has been awarded in Scott County this year.

1st Place in Round 1: Michael Bissell, Gavin White, and Jordan Meadows. They won $200 for their company: Ceres’s Garden “Garden Like a God”.

1st Place in Round 1: Michael Bissell, Gavin White, and Jordan Meadows. They won $200 for their company: Ceres’s Garden “Garden Like a God”.

2nd Place in Round 1: Shelby Brooks, Adam Parker, and Chris Cowell. They won $100 for their company: Arbor Vitae “The Tree of Life”.

2nd Place in Round 1: Shelby Brooks, Adam Parker, and Chris Cowell. They won $100 for their company: Arbor Vitae “The Tree of Life”.








A Special Thank You to the Maverick Challenge Sponsors…
Genesis Plastics & Engineering, The New Washington State Bank, Mid America Science Park , The Scott County Economic Development Corporation, The Greater Scott County Chamber of Commerce, The John Jones Auto Group and the Kiwanis Club. The program costs more than $3,000 and could not happen without sponsors!

And to the Judges…
Matt Carter, Kelly Dulaney and Ray Niehaus

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

WorkOne to Host Regional Job Fair on April 19


WorkOne Southern Indiana will host a Regional Job Fair on Tuesday, April 19, from 2:00-6:00 p.m. at the WorkOne Center located at 2125 State Street, Ste. #16, New Albany.

Over sixty regional companies, recruiting for in excess of a two thousand great positions, will participate in the event. A variety of employment sectors will be represented, including manufacturing, logistics, transportation, healthcare, marketing and hospitality, to name a few. Positions and wages range from entry-level to professional levels.

Job seekers attending the hiring event are encouraged to bring several resumes, dress professionally, and be prepared to discuss employment opportunities with employers.

For more information, please contact WorkOne at 812-948-6102 or visit

Region 10 Adult Education to Host Mini Job Fair April 7

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Region 10 Adult Education will host a Mini Job Fair at the Reisz Center (1613 East Spring Street, New Albany) on Thursday, April 7, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating employers include: PESG Staffing, Rauch Inc., Walmart and Facilities Management Services. Please be ready to fill out an application!





Visit or contact Region 10 Adult Education at for more information.

The Scott County Economic Development Corporation serves as the Region 10 Adult Education service provider and the fiscal agent. Region 10 Adult Education serves Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Scott and Washington counties in Southern Indiana.