Vincennes University and Scott County Employers Partner for Training

Vincennes University and Scott County Employers Partner for Training

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October 25, 2018

October 25, 2018 / Vincennes University and Scott County Employers Partner for Training

SCOTTSBURG, Ind. - Vincennes University Business & Industry, in partnership with the Mid-America Science Park and Scott County Regional Manufacturing Alliance, awarded Basic Leadership and Manufacturing Quality training certificates to 56 students on October 24. The students are employees of Scott County employers American Plastics Molding Corporation, Austin Tri-Hawk Automotive, ILPEA Industries, Samtec, and Viking Plastics.

“These courses were designed specifically for what RMA members need. The training focuses in on many problems first-time supervisors experience in a manufacturing environment - from how to conduct a meeting to using active listening skills to lead a team. Our Quality Bootcamp reviewed quality control methods in manufacturing and how to ensure best practices for the job,” said Shanni Simmons, assistant vice president for Lifelong Learning at Vincennes University.

Area employers received Workforce Training Grants through Next Level Jobs to facilitate training. Next Level Jobs - part of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Indiana agenda - aims to equip working-age Hoosiers and Indiana employers with the training and skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century economy. The program was developed in partnership by the Governor, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development with support from the Indiana General Assembly.

Information about Vincennes University training programs is available at


Vincennes University’s Business & Industry Training programs serves Indiana’s workforce statewide. Credit and non-credit training programs focus on employer-driven training and manufacturing disciplines for students. Training can be held onsite or at one of VU’s training locations in Vincennes, Fort Branch, Jasper, Plainfield, Lebanon, or Indianapolis.

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VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper and additional sites such as Indianapolis, Lebanon, and Gibson County. A leader in developing Early Colleges statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.

In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.

VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states, and 17 countries, who benefit from tuition and fees that are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Indiana’s first college, VU offers focused, quality education, and is one of only two colleges in the nation founded by a President of the United States. William Henry Harrison founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory. More information is available at


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