advanced manufacturing technician program

advanced manufacturing technician program


what is the amt program?

The Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program blends classroom and lab instruction with onsite experience. The AMT program includes a two-year degree in Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technology that combines cutting-edge curriculum, paid working experience, along with learning highly sought-after business principles and best practices of a world-class manufacturer. Interested applicants should complete both the AMT application (opens August 1st, 2024), as well as the Vincennes University application. Select the Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technology (8480) program on your VU application. For more information, please contact or call 812-888-4421

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Students earn a wage while attending college and gain priceless work experience with a global manufacturing leader. Over two years, students can earn as much as $40,000 in salary, which with planning can cover all of a student’s education expenses. There are also potential grants and financial aid.
Toyota AMT Program

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Students are responsible for tuition at Vincennes University.  Students in this program can earn as much as $40,000 in salary in two years, which can help cover the majority of education expenses. Grants and financial aid are also available to those who qualify. 

Students will work 16 hours a week at the Toyota Manufacturing facility in Princeton, Indiana starting at $17 per hour. Raises are given based on grades and performance evaluations while working at Toyota.  Students must maintain a “C” or higher in all classes to be retained in this selective program. 

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While not guaranteed, those graduates hired by an AMT partner have the potential to earn as much as $64,000 yearly, plus excellent benefits. Other manufacturers throughout Indiana and throughout the United States seek professionals with this level of experience and training.  Graduates may continue his/her education to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Vincennes University or from Purdue Polytechnic in fields such as engineering, technology, or business.  Many AMT Partners offer full time employees tuition assistance which allows the completion of the BS degree with little or no costs.


The Application Process: Students interested in the AMT program must apply using both the Vincennes University application and the AMT application. The Accuplacer Placement Test must also be taken (Testing Center). Candidates also need to complete an essay. Once accepted to Vincennes University, AMT partners will review your application and determine which applicants meet the rigorous background requirements. Next, the AMT partnership will interview candidates and select students for the upcoming class. (**We are now accepting applications for the Fall 2024. For information regarding the application process, please call 812-888-4421).


If selected as an intern, candidates could start working the summer before classes begin. This work assignment may be located on the floor in production which will assist with the overall knowledge of the plant, production, and product.


AMT students will take classes on the Vincennes campus. Student must maintain at least a “C” or higher in all classes. Student success will be closely monitored. AMT students will work as a paid intern and take classes at the Vincennes campus. Students will work as a paid intern approximately 16 hours a week at the AMT Partner facility with many interns starting at $17 per hour. Additional hours may be awarded based on grades, work habits, and Partner’s need. Raises may be given based on grades and performance evaluations while working at the Partner’s facility. Students must maintain a “C” or higher in all classes to be retained in this selective program.


Once accepted into the AMT program, students experience hands-on learning, attend VU courses, and real work experience continuously until graduation. Some partners offer paid summer employment prior to starting VU classes. The entire program lasts six consecutive semesters including summer sessions. Example: students starting Fall 2024 are expected to graduate Summer 2026

Students are responsible for the cost of tuition, labs, and fees at Vincennes University. (Please check the VU website for current tuition rates and fees). Over the two years, students can earn as much as $40,000 in wages, which with careful planning, can cover all of a student’s education expenses. There are also potential grants and financial aid.


About So.INFAME AMT program is a partnership between Vincennes University, area manufacturers and other organizations in the Southern INFAME (So.INFAME) Chapter. Manufacturers in this chapter include: Ameriqual, Berry Global, The Hershey Company, Toyota, Toyota Boshoku Indiana, Toyota Boshoku Illinois, and Thyssenkrupp Presta. The goal is to meet the skilled worker needs of the growing manufacturing sector.


AmeriQual Group is a food processing company that specializes in the development, processing and distributing of high quality shelf-stable foods.  We provide innovative solutions to major branded food companies, food service providers, retailers and the United States Department of Defense.


Berry Global (NYSE: BERY) is a $7.1B global manufacturer and marketer of plastic packaging products. Headquartered in Evansville Indiana, Berry operates over 129 global manufacturing facilities and employs over 23,000 individuals. At Berry Global, we pursue excellence in all that we do and are always advancing to improve the way we work along with the products and services we provide. With our proven expertise in packaging and protection solutions, and our dedicated insights team that follows trends across a wide range of industries, we are uniquely positioned to serve a broad range of markets and customer needs. Our culture fosters trust and partnerships through appreciation, acknowledgment, and inclusion. Here at Berry we are continuously improving to support our mission and exemplify our values of partnerships, excellence, growth and safety. We encourage you to be a part of Berry Global, the company that is always advancing to protect.


The Hershey Company, headquartered in Hershey, Pa., is a global confectionery company known for bringing goodness to the world through its chocolate, sweets, mints and other great-tasting snacks. Hershey has approximately 17,000 employees around the world who work every day to deliver delicious, quality products. The company has more than 80 brands around the world that drive more than $7.5 billion in annual revenues, including such iconic brand names as Hershey's, Reese's, Hershey's Kisses, Jolly Rancher and Ice Breakers. Building on its core business, Hershey is expanding its portfolio to include a broader range of delicious snacks. For more than 120 years, Hershey has been committed to operating fairly, ethically and sustainably. One of The Hershey Company facilities is located in Robinson, Illinois. WWW.THEHERSHEYCOMPANY.COM

metal technologies

Metal Technologies was formed in 1996 as a metal fabrication company with 12 employees. It's mission was to support our operations at Bedford Machine and Tool. We moved into production machining in 1998 and haven't looked back. The company has grown to into a production facility for many major automotive companies across the country, including the big three: GM, Chrysler, and Ford. The company supplies manufacturing jobs to nearly 300 Hoosiers.

Printpack logo

Printpack, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a manufacturing company that specializes in flexible, rigid, and medical packaging. Printpack was founded in 1956 by J. Erskine Love, Jr., “We had one employee and one piece of equipment. I was the employee and the equipment was a used cellophane bag machine. . . We rented space in the basement of an office in Sandy Springs and, in every sense of the word, we were truly basement operators. But we were able to survive…” Today, Printpack is one of the largest and most innovative packaging converters in the world with a long-standing reputation for providing quality products and services to top brands in a range of consumer food and non-food industries.


thyssenkrupp Presta North America is a global leader in automotive components technology and the leading steering systems supplier for the automotive industry. thyssenkrupp Presta North America provides the industry with high-quality manual and electric steering columns, rack and pinion steering gears, and electric power assisted steering gears. thyssenkrupp Presta North America is part of the thyssenkrupp Presta AG group, headquartered in Eschen, Liechtenstein. In 2003, our manufacturing facility was established in the South Industrial Park of Terre Haute, Indiana. In addition, we have an office on northeast side of Indianapolis where the Procurement and Supplier Development Department, Business Development and Product Engineering are now located. We have a third location in Troy, Michigan which houses our Sales Engineering, Logistics Distribution Center for USA, and Customer Resident Engineering.

Toyota IN

Princeton, Indiana may be small, but to us, it’s huge. It’s home to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc., where over 7,000 Toyota team members build nearly 400,00 vehicles each year, including our rugged Sequoia and Highlander and Highlander Hybrid SUVs, and our popular family minivan: the Sienna.

Toyota Boshoku IN

Toyota Boshoku is one of the world’s premium automotive interior systems suppliers and filter manufacturers. Toyota Boshoku develops and produces interior, exterior, textile, filtration and powertrain components, including seats, door trims, bumpers and headliners in facilities located in the Americas, Asia Oceania, Europe & Africa, China and Japan. As a Tier 1 supplier, Toyota Boshoku Americas has 16 facilities and 10,000 employees in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina.

Toyota Boshoku IL

Toyota Boshoku, one of the world’s premier interior systems suppliers and filter manufacturers, develops and produces interior, filtration, and powertrain components. With world headquarters in Kariya City, Japan. Toyota Boshoku Corporation owns Toyota Boshoku America (TBA) based in Erlanger, Kentucky. TBA and its affiliates employ over 11,000 Team Members in 18 locations throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina. TBA Group is a premier manufacturer of automotive interior systems, which include seat, door trim, headliner, substrate, and carpet in addition to air and oil filters for a variety of customers such as Toyota Motor Corporation and General Motors.

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