INDIANAPOLIS - INDIANAPOLIS -- A significant milestone was celebrated today with a beam signing ceremony for a 125,000-square-foot U.S. Education Center in Indianapolis. Governor Eric Holcomb and Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger joined local officials and executives from India-based Infosys (NYSE: INFY) for the event.

Infosys also announced the hiring of over 500 American workers in Indiana since March 2018.

The company also detailed partnerships with Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College. 

"We are excited by the progress we have made in Indiana and believe that our best days in the state are still ahead of us," said Ravi Kumar, President, Infosys. "Located at the heart of America, Indiana is home to a highly skilled and talented workforce and a rich higher education ecosystem. Our continued investment in Indiana will enhance our ability to co-locate, co-innovate, and co-create alongside existing and future clients."

The company last year announced plans to invest an initial $35 million to establish a U.S. Education Center in Indianapolis to train its U.S. workers with 21st century skills and increase its Indiana workforce to 3,000 by the end of 2023. The Infosys investment could ultimately grow to $245 million.

State, local and company officials broke ground on the project last year, with plans to prepare workers for technology jobs and help to revitalize the more than 55-acre site on the grounds of the old Indianapolis airport terminal with green and sustainable spaces. 

The event will celebrate the company's construction milestones, local hiring efforts and partnerships with academic institutions.

The center also houses an ITAR compliant facility, and a Security Operations Center which will be used for Cyber Defense. 

This week on Inside INdiana Business with Gerry Dick, Rick Cardwell, vice president and head of midwest region at Infosys will discuss the company’s partnerships, hiring plans and features of the center.