Congressman Luke Messer has made it a matter of Congressional Record that he strongly supports the Manufacturing Matters fast track training program in Rush, Wayne, and Fayette counties. In the Congressional Record dated Feb. 25, 2014, he congratulates the 12 graduates of the first class and further expounds on the importance of the skills being taught.
Duke Energy is funding more than $62,000 in local Ivy Tech Corporate College scholarships to jump start the regional training program to prepare workers for the skills local manufacturers identify as critical for their workforce. More classes are starting this spring. This is a 10 week, 172 hour course taught by Ivy Tech Corporate College and WorkOne. Applications are now being accepted for the next class that will be held in Connersville starting May 12.
Qualified applicants receive a full scholarship worth $2,600. Local manufacturers and partners include Duke Energy, Emerson Copeland, Trane, the City of Rushville, Rush County Economic & Community Development Corporation and Rush County Chamber of Commerce. Local and regional employers are waiting for trainees. Applications are due April 24.
For more information visit www.manufacturingmatters.info, or www.rushecdc.org, or call 938-3232.