Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Warsaw celebrating national Manufacturing Day in October

Ivy Tech Community College’s Fort Wayne Campus and Warsaw Site will celebrate national Manufacturing Day, a day meant to address misconceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers a chance to showcase what they do. The day also gives these employers a chance to address the skilled labor shortage they face.

Learn more about the national day at mfgday.com and about how Ivy Tech is celebrating at IvyTech.edu/mfgday.

FORT WAYNE DETAILS:              
Middle school and high school students, the College, community members, and businesses are invited to Ivy Tech’s event on the Fort Wayne Campus, which will feature tours of The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center, hands-on demonstrations featuring College programs and information from local manufacturers and construction technology employers. This event will help educate attendees about high-skill, high-wage career opportunities in northeast Indiana.

For this year’s Manufacturing Day event, Ivy Tech is collaborating with Made by Me, which is administered by Greater Fort Wayne Inc., highlighting partnerships with both manufacturing and construction industries.

Contact Joe McMichael at 260-480-4223 or rmcmichael3@ivytech.edu for more information.

WHEN:
9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 4
WHERE:              
Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s North Campus
The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center
3701 Dean Drive
Fort Wayne, IN

WARSAW DETAILS:              
Approximately 1,100 Kosciusko County 8th grade students will participate in “DiscoverME (Manufacturing Experiences): A Future of Possibilities” to learn about the vast opportunities available in manufacturing throughout Kosciusko County. All students will participate in classroom curriculum lessons to learn about manufacturing and careers beforehand to prepare for the event.

Then, Oct. 1–3, students will tour The Warsaw Area Career Center, Ivy Tech’s Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center and a Kosciusko County manufacturing facility. The week will wrap up on Friday, Oct. 4 when 1,078 sophomores will attend “RealME: A Future of Possibilities” at the Gordon Health & Wellness Center at Grace College.

For more information, contact Tom Till at 574-267-5428 ext.7450, ttill1@ivytech.edu or Tara Kuhmichel at 574-267-5428 ext.7235, tkuhmichel@ivytech.edu.

The programs were organized by OrthoWorx with support from Ivy Tech, Grace College, the county’s school corporations and a number of manufacturing companies.

DiscoverME (Manufacturing Experiences): A Future of Possibilities (Kosciusko County 8th Graders)
WHEN:
8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 1–3
WHERE:              
Ivy Tech Warsaw’s Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center
955 Executive Drive
Warsaw, IN

RealME: A Future of Possibilities (Kosciusko County sophomores)
WHEN:
9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 4
WHERE:              
Gordon Health & Wellness Center at Grace College

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