Lebanon, IN – The Boone County Development Corporation (Boone EDC) has partnered with Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership to deliver a ten-week Manufacturing Skills for Success program. This class offers the participants knowledge in communication, teamwork, critical thinking, and technical skills to prepare for a career in manufacturing.

Through this partnership, twenty-three participants working for Boone County employers have enrolled.

“We are excited for such great participation in our first Purdue MEP training program. The skills that the participants will be learning will help increase their knowledge and hopefully allow them to progress within their specific industries,” said Amy Hammerle, Boone EDC Workforce Development Manager.

The purpose of this partnership is to provide Boone County employers with opportunities to increase employee retention and education and provide employees with the skills necessary for career growth.

The Boone EDC and Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership kicked off the training program at the Boone County Fairgrounds on October 25 and will commence in January 2022. This free training is funded through the Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant.