Polytechnic certificate, workforce, youth programs readied for Madjax Muncie

Madjax Muncie

Construction is buzzing in new classroom space and a light industrial lab for Purdue Polytechnic’s industrial technology certificate and workforce development programs at Madjax Muncie, the city’s center for innovation and design at 514 E. Jackson Street.

“It’s a satellite of what we do in Anderson and what Purdue does across the state,” said Corey Sharp, director of Purdue Polytechnic Anderson. “Automation is one of the biggest growing sectors, and we need to be a part in helping individuals find careers there.”

Purdue Polytechnic is building 2,500 square feet of classroom and laboratory space at the new facility in downtown Muncie, Ind., for the certificate and workforce development programs. Sharp also hopes to incorporate youth programming in 3-D printing for local schools and youth organizations.

“It’s our vision to help spark the maker movement like we are doing in Anderson,” Sharp said. “We want to make people interested in making things again.”

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