Workforce & Education: Straight-Line Connections between Schools and Business

Businesses along the I-74 Corridor have no problems finding the talent they need with a workforce of more than three million within a 90-minute drive. And, the talent is well-prepared, too.

That’s because communities throughout the I-74 Corridor have been working to create a straight-line connection between their schools and the workplace since 1964 when the Southeastern Career Center (SCC) in Ripley County became Indiana’s first career and technical education center. The SCC is still in operation today, offering programs in precision machining, welding, drafting, culinary arts, healthcare, and other in-demand subjects.

Other training centers and engineering academies in the region along with Project Lead the Way are helping to provide the skills employers need now and well into the future. Whitewater Career Center in Fayette County offers training in 14 different career programs. Throughout the region, local industry leaders have teamed up with our Ivy Tech campuses and high schools to provide post-secondary curriculum designed to support economic development by offering students industry experience and site-based mentorship.

Ivy Tech’s campuses in Lawrenceburg, Batesville, and Shelbyville are also preparing workers with certificate and Associate degree programs in areas such as:

  • Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology
  • Automotive Technology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Operations, Applications, and Technology
  • Industrial Technology
  • Computer Science and Informatics
  • Accounting

The I-74 Corridor offers 80 miles of opportunity and access to a workforce well-prepared to for your business. We offer more in the corridor. Contact us today.