Wabash County, Indiana (September 23, 2019)- As demand for Industrial Maintenance employees increases locally, Grow Wabash County is excited to announce Ivy Tech Community College’s next workforce training opportunity in Wabash that qualifies for state grant funding.
Ivy Tech Community College is offering a five-month training program that earns students a Manufacturing Skills Standards Council Certified Production Technician certification. The class will run from October 8, 2019 through February 18, 2020 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 2pm at the Wabash County Community Learning Center located at 277 North Thorne Street in Wabash.
This course will cover topics that include: safety, quality tools, precision measurements, hydraulics, circuits, sensors, various control systems, and troubleshooting on advanced manufacturing equipment. The capstone of the course will be a group project that entails programming a Can Crusher. Working together in groups, students will choose the appropriate control methods then review the pneumatic and electrical requirements to program the units for an automated PLC sequence of operation as their final presentations.
This program qualifies for the state of Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant which can pay for tuition and fees. Eligibility requirements for this grant are applicants need to be an Indiana resident and a U.S. citizen (or eligible resident) plus have a high school diploma (or equivalent) but less than a college degree. The grant application and a list of learning objective can be found at www.growwabashcounty.com/news.
Other grant funding may be available for individuals who do not meet the criteria listed above. Contact Scott Wilson with Ivy Tech Community College at (260) 480-4160 for registration or questions.