Holcomb Visits Anderson to See & Hear Regional Workforce Success Stories Firsthand


 INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Holcomb today toured the Purdue Polytechnic Institute in Anderson, Indiana and learned about the facility’s certificate and degree programs for adults and college-age students. He also participated in a roundtable discussion with state and local officials as well as education, community and business leaders. The goal of the visit was to learn about successful, locally-developed programs to skill-up Hoosiers and put them to work in high-demand, high-wage careers.

*Gov. Holcomb, Workforce Development Commissioner Fred Payne, and Career Connections & Talent Secretary Blair Milo participate in a roundtable discussion with local leaders and employers. Corey Sharp, director of the Purdue Polytechnic Institute Anderson, moderated the discussion. This Anderson location is one of nine Purdue Polytechnic facilities statewide. Working closely with local employers, the site is focused on helping students earn technology-focused credentials to enter engineering careers in the east-central part of the state.



*Gov. Holcomb tours the facility’s industrial training spaces, where students gain hands-on experience in a wide range of careers, such as robotics, CNC operation, laser cutting, 3D printing, and more. Adult and college-age students can earn certificates, associate degrees or bachelor’s degrees at Anderson’s Purdue Polytechnic Institute.


 *Gov. Holcomb meets with several students earning a credential at Purdue Polytechnic in Anderson. Currently, there are 130 students enrolled at the facility. Half of them are from Madison County, and the other half are from Hancock, Delaware, and Hamilton counties. Area companies like NTN Anderson, Mursix, and Red Gold work closely with Purdue Polytechnic and hire employees with the skills students gain at Purdue Polytechnic.


Learn more about Indiana’s workforce efforts at www.IndianaCareerReady.com and www.NextLevelJobs.org. See more photos from today’s roundtable and tour in Anderson on Gov. Holcomb’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.



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