JASPER, Ind. - Students from nine area high schools
participated in an Internship Tour of local industries on March 19.
The tour was hosted by the Vincennes University Jasper Campus to
familiarize the students with local manufacturing and prepare them for
work-learn internship placements.
The Career Advancement Partnership (CAP) program is for seniors
and recent graduates from a number of different school corporations.
This work-learn postsecondary program allows students to earn an
associate degree in electronics technology with an emphasis on
technical maintenance as well as gain valuable work experience through internships.
Students enrolled in the Automation and Robotics Academy (ARA)
are current sophomores and juniors representing all four Dubois County
schools. This program allows students to earn up to 16 college credits
while in high school which stack directly into a certificate in
industrial technology. The program can also lead into the CAP program
to earn an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree in general technology.
The tour hosted 44 students from nine high schools, including
Corydon, Dubois, Forest Park, Heritage Hills, Jasper, Owensboro, Perry
Central, Southridge, and Springs Valley.
The Internship Tour provided an opportunity for the students to
visit Jasper Engines, Indiana Furniture, Kimball Electronics, Kimball
International, and Masterbrand.
"We are truly committed to the work-learn approach to
education and with connecting students with great local job
opportunities - from day one," said Christian Blome, dean of the
VU Jasper Campus.