Education and Workforce Development

Thrust Led by Geanie Umberger, Purdue Polytechnic Institute


Susan Smith
Vice-President for Technology Division
Ivy Tech Community College

David Tucker
Vice-President for Workforce Development/ Community Services
Vincennes University

Niaz Latif
Dean, College of Technology and Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Purdue University Calumet

Partner Responsibilities

  • Administrative lead for institution
  • Assess and award programmatic funding
  • Set strategic plan
  • Participation in meetings and strategy sessions

Strategic Planning Activities

Translating Applied Research
  • Industry-based training
  • Certificate-based training
  • Educational programs
Convene and promote educational partnerships
  • Disseminate curriulum
  • All levels of workforce training and education
Drive Educational Research
  • Efficiency
  • Efficacy
Develop educational pathways
  • Driven by IN-MaC research
  • Industry input on workforce gaps
Indiana workforce training and educational programming
  • Identify
  • Inventory
  • Interactive tool

Projects Awarded

Additive Manufacturing -Orthopedic & Advanced Manufacturing Training Center- Warsaw, IN
(Ivy Tech Community College)

  • Matching funds to support Direct Metal Laser Sintering (DMLS)
  • Curriculum development – AS Machine tool, Advanced manufacturing, Pre-engineering, Engineering technology

Advanced Manufacturing and Workforce Development
(Vincennes University)

  • 5 Axis CNC Programming: Certificate based training, Incumbent workforce
  • Advanced Manufacturing Machinery Technician Now Program: Curriculum development, Industrial maintenance, Returning veterans
  • Jasper Automated Manufacturing Technology Degree Program: Industry based AS degree, Automated manufacturing technology, Supported by industry, Work- based educatioon

Meeting Workforce Needs for Mechatronics Technicians
(Purdue University, Calumet)

  • DOL Grant: All levels of learners: K-12 Pathways, AS & BS Degree, Credentialing / certification for Incumbent & Underemployed, On-site employee training
  • IN-MaC Add-in: Flipped / distance curriculum, Lecture capture, Mobile laboratories

Advanced Manufacturing Leadership Development Program (College of Education, Purdue University)

Product Lifecycle Management Certificate (College of Technology, Purdue University)

  • Develop curriculum for CTE teacher professional development: Manufacturing career awareness, Preparation, Career pathways, Program participation
  • Teacher training
  • Program improvement plan advanced manufacturing education: High school & Middle school
Single Point Contact:

Ronald J. Steuterman
Managing Director
Phone: (765) 494-4437

In Partnership With:

Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907 (765) 494-4600

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