Ivy Tech Community College and Michelin North America (BFGoodrich) have developed a new program to provide potential and current Ivy Tech Fort Wayne students an opportunity to develop hands-on work experiences while earning their A.A.S. degree in Industrial Electrical Technology through the Technical Scholars Program.
Accepted students will receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, course fees, and books, while working part-time in the BFGoodrich manufacturing facility in Woodburn, Ind. Graduates of the Technical Scholars Program are eligible for full time entry-level employment as maintenance technicians at BFGoodrich with salary projections of $55,000 or more.
“Companies are turning to nontraditional models to recruit and find skilled labor for today’s technology, and Ivy Tech is here to help meet that need.” says Bob Parker, Department Chair of Industrial Technology and Automation and Robotics. “We’re excited to offer this opportunity for our students who are interested in a great career in an exciting field.”
To be considered for the Technical Scholars Program, applicants must:
- Be enrolled as a full-time student in Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s Industrial Electrical Technology Associate of Applied Science program.
- Have and maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA.
- Be able to work 20 hours per week.
- Demonstrate strong math, science, reading, and comprehension skills.
- Pass a pre-employment test.
“The partnership with Ivy Tech will help us develop our workforce and strengthen our community,” said Stuart Hirsch, Personnel Manager and Skilled Trades Recruiter at BFGoodrich. “Michelin is giving students an incredible opportunity to launch industrial careers with this learn and earn program.”
Interested individuals can learn more or take the pre-employment test at upcoming Technical Scholars Program information sessions on Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., at Ivy Tech’s Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center, room TC1225 (Ivy Tech North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46835).
Space is limited, so please RSVP for the event here. Or call 260-480-4248 for more information on becoming a BFGoodrich Technical Scholar.