What type of tech workforce will you find in southern Indiana?

Here’s a look.

Computer Scientists
Engineers & Technicians
Scientists & Technicians
  • 1.1 million workers

  • 160,000 manufacturing workers

  • 67,000 material moving workers

  • 40,773 Scientific & Technical service workers

  • 8% of Indiana’s workforce are military veterans

Indiana continues to rank first among states in the percentage of our workforce engaged in manufacturing. In 2016, Indiana ranked second in the nation in manufacturing employment growth, our fastest-growing sector. In numeric terms, Indiana’s manufacturing firms added 22,600 workers in the past year to reach 520,800 employees. Some of the state’s manufacturing subsectors saw more employment growth than others. Transportation equipment manufacturing led the pack with a 7.6 percent growth rate

Source: STATS Indiana, using U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Current Employment Statistics non-seasonally adjusted data for November of each year.

Advanced Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AMCE)

The AMCE opened in 2012 in Columbus, IN via partnership with IUPUC, Purdue Polytechnic Columbus, and Ivy Tech Community College. This center offers 13 teaching laboratories, including:

Materials & Heat Treatment | Mechanical Engineering | Mechatronics | Metrology | PLC Systems | Robotics

Preparing the Next Generation Workforce

The Ivy Tech Cyber Academy is designed to meet the growing demand for cyber security professionals. Through a nationally-recognized academy, Ivy Tech students receive the education and training they need for jobs that secure our community, state and nation’s computers, networks and critical infrastructure.

In 11 months, area students can graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree and have an opportunity to earn valuable, industry-recognized certifications in cyber security. Students also will have opportunities to:

  • Obtain a National Security Agency and Department of Defense-recognized skill
    set and awareness of current issues.
  • Transfer their credits to a university to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

In the news: Officials to Cut Ribbon on Cyber Academy (Indiana Business Journal)

Research Universities

Our region is home to several well-known universities, as well as quality local universities that are providing skilled workers for a workforce of future talent.

Research Universities

  • Indiana University
  • Purdue University
  • Rose Hulman
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Louisville
  • University of Cincinnati
  • Notre Dame University
  • University of Kentucky

Local Universities

  • Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus
  • Ivy Tech
  • Purdue Polytechnic
  • Vincennes University
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis

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