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, as well as the Vincennes University application. Please select the Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technology (8480) program on your VU application. For more information, please contact Tim Hedrick at email@example.com or call 812.888.4421.
What Makes the AMT Program Different?
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.
What About After Graduation?
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.
How it Works:
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 (www.vinu.edu/testing). 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 2019. For information regarding the application process, please call 812.888.4421).
Summer Prior to class: 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.
Each Semester: 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.
Time Frame: 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 2017 are expected to graduate Summer 2019.
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 the Partnership:
The AMT program is a partnership between Vincennes University and area manufacturers including: Berry Global, Toyota, TBIL, TBIN, thyssenkrupp, and Metal Technologies. The goal is to meet the skilled worker needs of Indiana’s growing manufacturing sector.
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, acknowledgement, 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
Farbest Foods is one of the largest turkey companies in the United States and a respected leader in the industry. We supply raw fresh and frozen turkey products to brand-name value added further processors around the world. With multiple locations, the Vincennes, Indiana location uses high technology and automation and proud to partner with the VU AMT program.
We pride ourselves in applying the latest technology to provide our customers with the highest quality parts: CNC machining, automation, and internal designed data collection systems utilizes network and internet connectivity to provide real time production information to both our team and our customers. A big advantage is our people! Metal Technologies produces 2 million machined casting per year in automotive industry ranging from engine blocks & heads, oil pans, transmission housing to small component parts. We are a tier 2 supplier to the automotive industry. We ship part to Canada, China, Germany, Mexico, Italy and domestically in U.S. Our products go on vehicles made by Nissan, Toyota, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Chrysler, Allison, & Daimler.
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.
Princeton, Indiana may be small, but to us, it’s huge. It’s home to Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, Inc., where over 5,000 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 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, 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.