CoT-Anderson expands its reach with classes in Elwood, Ind.

Created on: November 28, 2012

Select Purdue College of Technology classes will be offered in Elwood, Ind., thanks to a partnership between the university, Red Gold and Hinds Career Center. The classes will we available to the public, including high school students, other college students and area employees who are seeking additional expertise.

“Because of this partnership, we are able to provide more access to Purdue University courses in the region,” said Corey Sharp, director of College of Technology at Anderson. “Students could choose these courses as a starting point toward a Purdue degree from the College of Technology at Anderson. These courses are also appealing to other manufacturers in the area. As a result, they can be a workforce development tool for many employers in Madison, Grant, Delaware and Tipton counties.”

Beginning in January 2013, the College of Technology at Anderson will offer two industrial technology classes for Purdue credit: IT 11400 (Problem Solving in Manufacturing) and IT 23000 (Industrial Supply Chain Management).

For high school students, the courses could provide insight into a technology-focused career.

Additional classes will offered in the fall. The evening classes are offered at regular tuition rates, and admission requirements still apply.

For additional information or to start the admission process, contact Dave Riegle, Purdue University student services coordinator, at 765-648-2920 and mention the Red Gold and Purdue University Elwood partnership.

Purdue and Red Gold have a long-standing relationship. The College of Technology location at Anderson has been offering leadership courses and associate degree opportunities for Red Gold employees since 2003.

(Photo: Representatives from the Hinds Career Center in Elwood, Ind., Red Gold and Purdue’s College of Technology at Anderson commemorate a new partnership that makes select Purdue classes available in Elwood.)

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