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.

Ivy Tech Hosting Open House in Scottsburg on August 9

Ivy Tech Community College will be hosting an open house at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg on Wednesday, August 9, from 4 to 7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. This is a great opportunity to:

  • Learn more about courses offered in Scottsburg
  • Apply for admission
  • Register for Fall 2017
  • Get financial aid assistance
  • Tour the state-of-the-art welding training facility
  • Meet with Veterans Affairs

Classes start August 21!

If you have questions, please email Kristy Holsapple or call her at 812-752-4327.

Evening Welding Class Available this Spring in Scottsburg

WorkOne and Ivy Tech have announced an evening welding class at the Mid-America Science Park in Scottsburg this spring.

WorkOne Welding Flyer Feb 2016WorkINdiana allows you to earn an Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma and American Welding Society (AWS) certification at the same time to give you the boost you need to become an Entry Welder. Clients who have a high school diploma may also be eligible for training.

WHY: An Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma alone may not be enough for your career. Employers are looking to hire people with experience AND training. You could earn up to $36,860 per year working as an Entry Welder!

WHEN: March 14, 2016 to May 19, 2016, Mondays and Thursdays, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

WHERE: Ivy Tech at the Mid-America Science Park, 821 S. Lake Road South, Scottsburg, IN 47170.

HOW: Contact your local WorkOne center at (812) 283-6595 or Adult Education Instructor.

WorkOne (serving Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrision, Scott and Washington counties)
1613 E. 8th St.
Jeffersonville, IN 47130
Contact (812) 283-6595

Dual-Credit Programs at MASPark Strengthen Scott County Workforce

The school year is nearing its end, meaning a select group of Austin and Scottsburg High School seniors will not only be graduating high school, but they will also be completing collegiate courses thanks to a dual-credit program offered by Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana. Students who were a part of the Advanced Manufacturing (ADMF 101 and 102) and Welding (WELD 108 and 206) classes were able to spend a portion of their school day at Mid-America Science Park for the last two semesters.

“Being able to teach Advanced Manufacturing at MASPark has been very beneficial,” said Kyle Mullins, Advanced Manufacturing instructor. “The setting exposes students to what it is like to work in a more industrial environment. It also brings light to the fact that this is an adult learning environment.”

Welding InstituteStudents from Scottsburg High School and Austin High School had the opportunity to gain six college credits as well as four certifications from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council including Safety, Quality Practices Measurement, Manufacturing Processes and Production and Maintenance Awareness.

This additional training provides students with skill sets that most other graduates do not have and strengthens the quality of the Scott County workforce. The course subjects are specifically aligned to meet the talent needs of regional employers. According to Mullins, the students have taken the courses very seriously and are all excelling.

“Indiana is a manufacturing state and as manufacturing grows, so does our economy,” said Mullins. “These students are building technical skills necessary to make them competitive at a very early stage. I’m hopeful that many will stay in our community and make it a better place for everyone.”

The program, which was two semesters this year, will evolve into a four-semester program beginning in the fall. According to Mullins, this will allow students more time to have a greater amount of practical application.

For more information on training and workforce development opportunities at MASPark, please call (812) 752-9521 x1225 or visit maspark.org.

Entry Welder Training Available this Summer at MASPark

Get trained to work in the welding industry. WorkINdiana allows you to earn an Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma and American Welding Society (AWS) certification at the same time to give you the boost you need to become an Entry Welder.

Welding InstituteWHY: An Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma alone may not be enough for your career. Employers are looking to hire people with experience AND training. You could earn up to $36,860 per year working as an Entry Welder!

WHERE: Ivy Tech Welding Institute at the Mid-America Science Park, 821 S. Lake Road South, Scottsburg, Indiana 47170.

WHEN: Mondays and Wednesdays, May 4 – July 8, 2015. 6:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. 80 Hours, 10 Weeks.

HOW: Contact your Adult Education Instructor, Transition Specialist, or call 812-981-3777.

MORE INFORMATION: Please click the image below to view the program flyer.

Ivy Tech Welding Flyer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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