The Trine Center for Technical Training in Angola and the Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community School District are partnering to allow Garrett High School students to earn advanced industry training. The partnership is being supported by grants from the Indiana Department of Education and the Don Wood Foundation.
Trine University launched the TCTT earlier this month.
The partnership will allow Garrett High School students who take the school’s intro to manufacturing course to earn Smart Automation Certification Alliance C-101 certification. According to SACA, the certification prepares students to succeed in modern production environments that use Industry 4.0 controls, automation and processes.
“Garrett is always striving to be innovative, so it makes sense to partner together with an innovative institution like Trine University,” said Corey Schoon, director of Garrett-Keyser-Butler’s Career Development Program. “It’s a great opportunity to prepare our students for the next generation of manufacturing and industry.”
Jason Blume, executive director of Trine innovation 1, said the partners began exploring opportunities together after being connected through Northeast Indiana Works.
“This is a northeast Indiana high school partnering with a northeast Indiana university to meet the needs of northeast Indiana industry,” Blume said. “We are collaborating to create a mutual resource that helps this area and region retain talent.”
Jacob Bradshaw, program lead for the TCTT, will train Garrett High School teachers so they can earn certification.
The TCTT provides coursework in areas including industrial maintenance and automation. Participants can earn associate and specialist certification from SACA, as well as certification in project management, Lean Six Sigma-Green Belt, Certified Quality Engineer and network management.