Kosciusko County has launched a website in unison with its Kosciusko Kickstart Your Career initiative. The site is designed to help connect recent graduates and the unemployed to job opportunities. Kosciusko County Economic Development Corporation, Ivy Tech Community College, WorkOne and Warsaw-Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce are partnering on the project.
KosciuskoKickstart.com provides visitors information about the community project–which includes a 12-week course at Ivy Tech.
Seelpa Keshvala is president of Ivy Tech's Warsaw campus.
She says “students will attend Ivy Tech three days a week (four hours per day) for 12 weeks.” Keshvala says the course “allows them to study part-time while still working.”
Kosciusko County Economic Development Corp. President George Robertson explains the new website. He says “we want everyone in our community to let people looking for a full time job and benefits know that the key is getting the right training for a manufacturing career.”
Scholarships are available to cover student costs and participating employers have agreed to interview program graduates.
Warsaw-Kosciusko Chamber of Commerce President Mark Dobson says “our goal now is to let everyone in our community who is looking for a career and a better standard of living know that there are opportunities to that are right here in Kosciusko County.”
Students who complete the program can achieve a nationally recognized Certified Production Technician designation.
WorkOne Region Two President Greg Vollmer says “this national program was enhanced by the additions and suggestions of 16 Kosciusko County manufacturing employers.”
Source: Kosciusko County Economic Development Corp.