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Friday, October 2, 2020

MadeByMe - Powered By Greater Fort Wayne is collaborating with Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne to allow industry partners to connect with high school students and school partners; bridge the gap and allow for exposure/insight to construction and advanced manufacturing automation and robotics industries; and allow the industry partners to breakdown myths and share their company’s needs.  In years past, this event was held in the Steel Dynamics, Inc Keith Busse Technology Center; however, due to social distancing measures, this year the event will be a virtual experience allowing participants to attend from anywhere with an Internet connection.
Manufacturing and construction are the foundation of Indiana's economy. These industries are high-tech and driven by innovation. They are high-paying and cutting-edge. According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD), 1 in 5 jobs in Allen County is in either the manufacturing or construction industries. Average annual earnings (wages plus benefits) for manufacturing workers in Allen County is $76,226; for construction workers, $62,369. Employers need workers who blend traditional skills (machining, welding, fabrication technologies, carpenters) with engineering skills (process improvement, quality assurance, and design).

A growing share of these jobs require an Ivy Tech Community College certification and/or an associate's degree.  Ivy Tech's programs are developed in collaboration with employers to provide students the best chance of landing an internship-work based learning experience and then their dream job!  

Event Location: Zoom Invite will be sent to registered guests

Event Time Frame & Agenda:  9:00am-11:30am
9:00-10:00am - Ivy Tech Academic Program Personnel will take turns presenting on their areas of study including: Advanced Manufacturing, Welding, Building Construction Technology, Design Technology, Electrical Engineering and More!
10:00-11:00am - Career Cluster Exploration will feature representatives from a variety of local employers who are looking to connect with potential future employees. Groups of employers will rotate around to the Breakout Rooms to talk with those in attendance and provide insight as to what they look for in an employee.
11:00-11:30am - Optional Large Group Q&A will take place for the final half hour for those who would like to follow up with questions that may not have been addressed during the Breakout Room time.

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