Advancing Manufacturing

Advancing Manufacturing is a mid-north Indiana regional partnership of manufacturing employers, WorkOne, Ivy Tech, economic development, and local government that brings job training and career opportunities to current residents and newcomers.

Advancing Manufacturing Jobs

Regional manufacturing employers have come together and participated by posting positions in our Advancing Manufacturing website, endorsing Certified Production Technician training, and by participating in the training.

Openings range from entry-level production workers to high-level technicians and managers. Pay ranges are from $11.50 to $24.00/hour and are full-time, direct-hire positions. All job openings can be accessed through the one portal,

Within this website, qualified applicants are identified through the Smart Application, an innovative, internet-accessible application providing electronic screening capability of the application for employers. Based upon employer specifications, weighted measurements will be assigned to applicant responses. The employer will establish a threshold value for applications that meet the employer’s qualifications.

Advancing Manufacturing Training

Training for this initiative includes a Certified Production Technician program offered through Ivy Tech Community College. Along with classroom training, field trips to area manufacturers give students an up-close look at the work environment, products made, and types of jobs available. Scholarships are available to qualified applicants.

Interview Fairs

After each graduating class of Certified Production Technicians, interview fairs are conducted, allowing employers with open positions to meet face-to-face with qualified applicants.