Ivy Tech Names Workforce Partnerships Exec

Posted: Updated:
SOUTH BEND -

Ivy Tech Community College has selected Mark Melnick as executive director of workforce strategic partnerships. In the newly-created role, Melnick will serve as a strategic advisor to the college’s South Bend/Elkhart campus and community regarding workforce training needs.

Melnick previously served as technical training manager for Benteler Automotive NAO in Goshen. He says manufacturing businesses in Elkhart and St. Joseph counties are experiencing a significant shortfall in skilled and engaged workers.

"As technology and Industry 4.0 continue to advance, the need for higher skilled associates is becoming more critical," said Melnick. "Ivy Tech Community College is the state educational entity that can partner with businesses to help address the training of incumbent associates, provide credentialed pathways for high school students to great careers, and to provide apprenticeship training. I look forward to working with local businesses and Ivy Tech campuses as together we explore creative and innovative solutions to these challenges."

Thomas Coley, chancellor of the campus, says the new position will help solidify Ivy Tech’s commitment to meeting the region’s demands to increase workforce development. "Mark’s appointment greatly enhances our opportunities for further collaboration with the workforce region, community organizations and businesses."

In addition to his new role, Melnick serves as the chair for the Advanced Manufacturing Sector Partnership in Elkhart County and is also a member of the Technical Advisory Board for Ivy Tech.

  • Perspectives

    • Focused Collaboration Leads to Effective STEM Leadership

      As a woman who has built a career in a STEM field, technology, I have come to realize that collaboration is an essential ingredient for organizational growth and survival. As my year serving as president for Women & Hi Tech comes to an end, one of the most impactful takeaways for me has been how a shared vision and strategic partnerships can help change the landscape for women studying science, technology, engineering or math in Indiana.

    More

Subscribe

Name:
Company Name:
Email:
Confirm Email:
HTML
INside Edge
Morning Briefing
BigWigs & New Gigs
Life Sciences Indiana
Indiana Connections
INPower
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

Events



  • Most Popular Stories

    • Walmart Details Crawfordsville Layoffs

      Walmart Inc. (NYSE: WMT) has announced plans to reduce its workforce at the Walmart Optical Lab in Crawfordsville. In a notice to the state, the company did not provide a reason for the reduction, but said 108 employees will be out of work by the end of September.

    • EnCom Polymers Investing in Evansville

      Evansville-based EnCom Polymers Inc. is bringing custom plastic production in-house. The company says it will invest nearly $15 million into acquiring the facility it currently leases, investing in new equipment and adding as many as 56 employees by 2021. EnCom Polymers also plans to add four production lines, a testing laboratory and an injection molder. The company currently employs 14 in Vanderburgh County and says it will add 17 positions immediately.

    • MainGate to Manage Purdue Merchandise

      Purdue University and Indianapolis-based MainGate are teaming up on athletic and school merchandise. The agreement involves sales on the West Lafayette campus, online through PurdueTeamStore.com and as the university's official wholesale products provider. MainGate's other current merchandise partners include...

    • Indy Tech Vet to Lead DePauw Center

      DePauw University has tapped an Indianapolis tech veteran to become a part of its leadership team. Steve Fouty, who most recently served as chief financial officer of ClusterTruck in Indy, has been named director of the McDermond Center for Management and Entrepreneurship on the Greencastle campus.

    • Caesars now owns Indiana Grand in Shelbyville and Hoosier Park in Anderson.

      Acquisition of Indiana Racinos Complete

      Las Vegas-based Caesars Entertainment Corp. (Nasdaq: CZR) has completed its $1.7 billion acquisition of Centaur Holdings LLC in Indianapolis. The deal adds Hoosier Park Racing and Casino in Anderson and Indiana Grand Racing and Casino in Shelbyville to Caesars' portfolio. The company says it will invest $50 million into various property improvements and IT upgrades at both facilities. Caesars says it plans to add table games to both properties, pending necessary approvals.