Purdue Polytechnic Anderson open house, career fair to promote education opportunities, Red Gold advanced manufacturing careers

Purdue Polytechnic Anderson has unveiled plans for an open house and career fair for the Madison County and surrounding areas from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 21, 2017. The “Shift Your Career” fair is intended to “shift your perspective, your career and your life.”

Red Gold“Companies like Red Gold have stepped up in a big way to offer tuition reimbursement for all of its employees to take classes at the new Polytechnic, and they have also created a sustained co-op program where high school graduates can work at Red Gold and have all of their tuition paid,” said Corey Sharp, director of Purdue Polytechnic Anderson. “I’m sure a lot of moms and dads would be thrilled to hear how their son or daughter can earn a Purdue diploma, have a great career, and graduate with no student loans or debt.”

Sharp said that engineering technology, computer technology and leadership degrees are in high demand and fit the needs of many employers in advanced manufacturing, including Red Gold, who seek a talented workforce with the capacity for continual growth. Purdue Polytechnic Anderson’s open house will allow the community to closely examine class schedules and degree programs.

Concurrent with the open house, Red Gold will also be showcasing a variety of full-time career opportunities for those who have the passion and desire to join a world-class food company, according to Tim Ingle, vice president of human resources at Red Gold. Regardless of educational needs or inquiries, those in the community wanting to shift to a new career opportunity can “gear up” at Red Gold and have the opportunity to be interviewed while at the event, he said.

At Red Gold, “the sky is truly the limit with career growth opportunities,” Ingle said. “The benefits of a full-time position at Red Gold in our manufacturing facilities are amazing. Red Gold has been recognized by Conexus Indiana as one of the three best companies to work for in Indiana who supports advanced manufacturing careers. Additionally, the company just received the governor of Indiana’s annual award and was recognized for outstanding employee safety.”

The company recently opened a new Health and Wellness Center in Elwood for employees and their dependents. The company boasts paid training in a variety of skilled areas including machine operators, maintenance, electricians, and advanced controls. Red Gold offers outstanding full-time wages and employee benefits, Ingle said, and the commute to work in Elwood, Orestes, and Geneva is convenient, with little rush-hour traffic.

A 75-year-old family-owned and operated company, Red Gold is union-free and has tremendous employee involvement both at work and in the community, according to Colt Reichart, a fourth-generation owner of the company.

“Our employees give back to Elwood and the Madison County community in a variety of ways, including the annual Red Gold Run to Crush Hunger (www.redgold5krun.com),” said Reichart. Proceeds from the 5K walk/run and 10K run go to Second Harvest Food Bank and the Morrisett Center Food Pantry to help with the fight against hunger in central Indiana. Proceeds also fund a contribution to Habitat for Humanity.

In addition to applying on line at www.redgold.com/careers, qualified applicants are encouraged to attend the June 21 open house at Purdue Polytechnic Anderson, 2601 S. Scatterfield Dr., to find out more about current 2nd and 3rd shift openings in support of the company’s continued growth and investments in its people, products, and technology.

Purdue Polytechnic Anderson is located at the corner of Scatterfield and Purdue Parkway, just north of Ford Autoworld.

Contact Person: Corey Sharp, director of Purdue Polytechnic Anderson, 765-648-2920 or sharp22@purdue.edu.

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