Awareness and access: A research approach to changing perceptions and building Indiana’s future manufacturing workforce

Sascha Harrell, director of workforce development and education for Purdue’s Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC), and Purdue Polytechnic’s Greg Strimel are collaborating on the creation of a long-term research project intended to study how industry and education can work together to change children’s perceptions about careers in manufacturing.

New partnership connects K-12 students to manufacturing and future teachers to industry

A unique partnership is helping get kids interested in robotics, manufacturing and programming while creating a pipeline of future talent for manufacturers in the Wabash Heartland Region. It’s also providing students in Purdue Polytechnic’s engineering/technology teacher education major with industry experience.

In the news: Indiana companies sought for technology adoption partnerships

The Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center - IN-MaC - is accepting applications for its initial program involving technology adoption.

Led by Purdue's colleges of Technology and Engineering and Krannert School of Management, IN-MaC works to attract, retain and grow high-value manufacturing industries in Indiana.