Purdue Polytechnic to Launch CareerMaker

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Purdue Polytechnic Institute has selected the Westgate@Crane Technology Park to launch its CareerMaker program. The institute says the goal of the effort is to help businesses "develop and maintain the workforces they need" through consultation, education, workshops and other resources.

Purdue Polytechnic says WestGate was chosen because of the high potential for economic growth in southern Indiana. Geanie Umberger, associate dean for engagement at Purdue Polytechnic, says the CareerMaker program is unique because it is driven by the needs of the individual businesses through learning about their strengths and areas for improvement, then helping them acquire the tools and resources needed to make those improvements.

"Regardless of the degree a student attains, it is important to continue their education and stay apprised of changes and advancements in any field," said Umberger. "That is why our focus is re-creational education, helping employers and employees acquire the skills to re-create themselves as needed. CareerMaker is more than a training resource. It is a workforce development facilitator that helps businesses develop skills and resources they need to adapt for the future."

The CareerMaker program at WestGate will be led by Doreen Gonzalez-Gaboyan, who previously served as business development and outreach manager and the Purdue University Northwest Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation. 

Umberger says Purdue will continuously evaluate the program's performance through metrics and tracking the number of people and businesses it impacts. 

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