Vincennes University and Toyota announce new education-to-work program…

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Vincennes University and Toyota new education-to-work program

PRINCETON, — Vincennes University and Motor Manufacturing, Indiana, today an innovative partnership for an program — the first of its in Indiana.

The Toyota Advanced Technician program combines curriculum, paid working and instruction in highly sought-after principles and best practices a world-class manufacturer.  The program, results in a two-year associate from Vincennes University, accept 20 students for its inaugural in the fall of 2013.

Designed to be the manufacturing-supportive degree in Indiana, of the Toyota Advanced Manufacturing program include a virtual scholarship including room and a coordinated career pathway, and days of school and two days of at Toyota’s manufacturing facility in County.  Graduates will be to compete with the best graduates in the world.

“I’m excited about new partnership with VU and what it for our future workforce,” said President Norm Bafunno.  “As increases, so does the need for technicians at our facility.  I’m confident the new AMT will benefit not just but the region with highly-skilled, graduates.”

“As one of three higher institutions to join in this with Toyota in North Vincennes University is ready to the door to enter a great said VU President Dick “By working together, Toyota and University will recruit and persons for careers with of openings — right now and that have a promising Building on the strengths of both and VU in advanced manufacturing, this partnership will provide advantages for persons who seek a in which their skills are appreciated, and rewarded.”

With leading-edge programs in CNC Manufacturing, Computer-Integrated Manufacturing and and Precision Manufacturing, VU is a nationally leader in industrial training for both traditional students and for current employees, according to Art dean of VU’s College of

“Vincennes University’s strength in manufacturing training, in partnership Toyota — one of the world’s advanced manufacturing companies will make this second to none in preparing for great careers that are available locally, nationally, and Haase said.  “In fact, the with the highest number of positions nationally is skilled Students leaving this will have the combination of training and real work that many leading are seeking.  That is why this is good for students, manufacturers, and our future.”

Over two years, can earn as much as $30,000 in which, with planning, can all of a student’s education expenses.  are also potential grants and aid.  Students have the to earn five $500 assistance incentives during the VU’s tuition is $155.40 per hour for Indiana residents, a typical 15-credit-hour semester $2,331.

In addition to in-depth instruction in the program includes semester-long in safety culture, workplace lean manufacturing, problem and maintenance reliability.  It emphasizes top behaviors such as attendance, diligence, verbal and written interpersonal skills, and professionalism.

A for education that works, the builds on partnerships with such as Toyota, VU, local schools, workforce services as WorkOne, and education organizations as Project Lead the Way, in Indiana.

“I congratulate Toyota on effort to build skills within its workforce,” said Commissioner for Higher Education Lubbers.  “There are no two better than Vincennes University and Indiana, and I am sure other companies will take of this innovative model to formal training with experience.”

While not guaranteed a full-time job at following graduation, graduates be hired by the company; continue education in engineering, technology or or pursue employment opportunities in the job market.

For more information or to to the program, go to .


Toyota Manufacturing, Indiana, began in Princeton, Ind. in 1998.  TMMI employs about team members from the Team members produce the full-size sport utility Sienna minivan, and Highlander sport utility vehicle.  total investment in TMMI is billion.

TMMI has paid more $63 million in local property since 1997 and donated than $13 million since to local community organizations.  has been a zero landfill since May 2005.

VINCENNES — Indiana’s First

VU is state-supported with campuses in and Jasper and additional sites as Indianapolis and the Gibson County for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics.  VU offers instruction at military throughout the nation.

In addition to 200 associate degree and certificate VU also offers bachelor’s programs in technology, homeland nursing, secondary education in mathematics and science, and special education.

VU enrolls students throughout Indiana, 28 other and 30 countries.  Tuition and fees are the among Indiana campuses residence halls.  VU is accredited by the Learning Commission of the North Association of Colleges and Schools.

Founded in 1801, VU is Indiana’s college and is the only college in the founded by an individual who would become President of the United William Henry Harrison, the U.S. President, founded VU serving as governor of the Indiana

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