Workforce Development and Professional Training

Purdue University provides professional development and workforce training to tens of thousands of individuals and employers located in every Indiana county. Programs and colleges offering on-site services throughout Indiana include Purdue Extension, the Technical Assistance Program, the Polytechnic Institute, and several others. Collectively these programs award thousands of certificates and stackable credentials, preparing individuals for career advancement and helping employers maintain global competitiveness.

Purdue West Lafayette campus program listing

ProgramsContactOffice/Center
Agile Strategy Lab Ed Morrison
Polytechnic
CareerMakers Geanie Umberger
Polytechnic
Center for Commercial Agriculture Jim Mintert
Agriculture
Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS) Dongyan Xu
Discovery Park
Center for Excellence in Consumer Leadership (EXCL) Sugato Chakravarty
Health and Human Services
Center for Food and Agricultural Business Allan Gray
Agriculture
Center for the Science of Information Wojciech Szpankowski
Discovery Park
Crop Management Workshop John Obermeyer
Agriculture
Data Science Sunil Prabhakar
Integrative Data Science Initiative
Diagnostic Training Center Corey Gerber
Agriculture
Engagement Steve Abel
Office of the Provost
Indiana Local Technical Assistance Program (LTAP) John Haddock
Engineering
Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center (IN-MaC) Sascha Harrell
Engineering
Institute for Global Security and Defense Innovation (i-GSDI) Dan DeLaurentis
Discovery Park
Krannert Executive Education Aldas Kriauciunas
Management
Manufacturing Extension Partnership David Snow
Technical Assistance Program
Military Family Research Institute Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth
Health and Human Services
Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) Gerhard Klimek
Discovery Park
Pharmacy Continuing Education Marlene O. Heeg
Pharmacy
Private Applicator Recertification Program (PARP) Fred Whitford
Purdue Extension
Product Lifecycle Management Nate Hartman
Polytechnic
ProStar Mitch Springer
Polytechnic
Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) Bo Beaulieu
Agriculture
Purdue Digital Education Gerry McCartney
Diana Hancock
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Purdue Engineering Online Rita Burrell
Engineering
Purdue Extension Jason Anderson
Agriculture
Purdue Healthcare Advisors Randy Hountz
Technical Assistance Program
Purdue Initiative for Family Farms Jason Lusk
Agriculture
Purdue Online Professional Development Gerry McCartney
Diana Hancock
Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer
Purdue Veterinary Medicine Lifelong Learning and Veterinary Practice Management Program (VPMP) Andrea Brown
Veterinary Medicine
ServSafe Amanda Deering
Food Science
Steel Bridge Research, Inspection, Training, and Engineering Center (S-BRITE) Mark Bowman
Agriculture
VACCINE Professional Development David Ebert
VACCINE

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