January 11, 2019 / Vincennes University featured in media stories
about workforce development
VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University is making headlines
thanks to its robotic training and preparation of high school students
for high-demand careers.
Hiring Hoosiers is a series from RTV6 Indianapolis reporting on
employment opportunities, career development resources, training
programs, and educational paths throughout the state.
RTV6 is shining the spotlight on VU in two stories: “Robots
are on the rise in the workplace, but that isn’t necessarily a bad
thing” and “Career
center in Johnson County preparing students for careers in high demand.”
VU’s Ty Freed, dean of the College of Technology, and Jerry
Ruble, director of the ABB Robotics Lab and Industrial Maintenance
Training, are featured prominently in the robotics story. Freed
explains the role of robots in the workplace while Ruble shares how VU
is training students to work on the equipment.
RTV6 highlighted the Central Nine Career Center in Greenwood
and its precision machining training. High school students can earn
dual credit for their coursework through VU’s Early College
program. Students follow the university’s curriculum as they
create items needed in manufacturing.
ABOUT HIRING HOOSIERS
Hiring Hoosiers is a new initiative from RTV6 that works to
connect Hoosiers to employment opportunities, career development
resources, training programs, and educational paths.
It is estimated more than one million jobs must be filled in
Indiana over the next 10 years. RTV6 is committed to helping Hoosiers
prepare to fill those jobs, even as employers’ needs grow and change.
RTV6 is committed to connecting Hoosiers to current job openings and
preparing them for future career opportunities.
Read Hiring Hoosiers stories HERE
LINK to VU Online Newsroom, click HERE
MARCIA MARTINEZ, University Life Reporter & Sports
812-888-4164 office, 314-599-1519 cell,
Communications Coordinator & Online Newsroom Manager
812-888-4162 office, 812-887-4635 cell, VUNews@vinu.edu,
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY, Department of University