Thirteen students from Warsaw’s Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center graduated Friday, May 10, from Ivy Tech Community College Warsaw. Eleven of those students earned a certificate in Machine Tool Technology, and two, who earned their certificate last year, earned their technical certificate this year, which means those students have the first year of their two-year associate degree finished.
The students earning their certificate are Miguel Arizmendi, John Shingler, Caleb Beam, Steven Valle-Lara, Instructor Dann Adkins, Jacob Simpson, Evan Lowman, Dylan Rose, Damian Banghart, Coedy Slone, Austin Meads, and Tedros Berelsman). The students earning their technical certificate are Tyler Hitchcock and Jacob Barker.
The Center provides college-based high school dual credit classes, which means all of those students earned high school and Ivy Tech credit simultaneously. They represent high schools including Tippecanoe Valley and Warsaw Community high schools.
All student expenses were funded by the following companies: DePuy Synthes, Instrumental Machine & Development, Medtronic, Paragon Medical, Precision Medical Technologies, Kosciusko County Community Foundation, and Zimmer Biomet.