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 vinu.edu/workforce.
ABOUT VU BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY
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.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
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
LINK to VU Online Newsroom, click HERE
VICKIE PUFFER, Communications Coordinator & Online Newsroom
812-888-4162 office, 812-887-4635 cell, VUNews@vinu.edu,
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of University