Since 2018, Purdue Polytechnic faculty have been collaborating to explore the intersection between learning and work within the context of technology. Through new approaches to education and workforce training and development, their ongoing “Future Work and Learning” research aims to empower employees to take charge of their careers and become active, successful professionals and members of society.
Nathalie Duval-Couetil has been named Purdue Polytechnic’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Fellow and will serve as a resource to the college’s faculty and students interested in pursuing technology commercialization.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Mesut Akdere received the 2021 Outstanding Leadership in Globalization Award for faculty.
Mesut Akdere, professor of human resource development, and a colleague received the Richard A. Swanson Research Excellence Award.
Purdue Polytechnic’s Design and Innovation Challenge, a showcase for students to incorporate human-centered design during the creation of working prototypes of new products, went virtual in 2020.
Isaiah Thomas (BS human resource development ’20) received his professional certification from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) two years earlier than most Human Resources (HR) professionals, making him the first graduate from the Department of Technology Leadership & Innovation’s HRD program to do so.
Purdue Polytechnic and Krannert School of Management are teaming to offer a combined degree program, with students earning an undergraduate degree in human resource development and a master’s degree in human resource management.
The human resource development (HRD) undergraduate program created by Purdue Polytechnic’s Department of Technology Leadership and Innovation has been accepted by the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).