Press Release 7/2/2008
ANGOLA, Ind. - An associate of science degree in industrial technology will be available to students at Trine North in Angola when fall classes commence Aug. 26.
The degree will focus on the design, manufacturing, testing, technical sales and maintenance industries, and will offer two majors, the associate of science in drafting and design technology and the associate of science in manufacturing technology.
Program graduates will command the problem-solving and hands-on skills for specifying, testing, documenting, operating, selling, or maintaining engineering systems as industrial technicians. Through the application of their practical education, they will resolve scientific, technological, and social problems.
The program's mission is threefold, said Trine North Director David Wagner. It will equip graduates to assume challenging positions in public and private industries and prepare them for advanced studies in their field. Employers will benefit from technically competent employees who can impact industry with technical, basic management, and interpersonal skills. Society will be enhanced by professional and ethical workers.
The program is free to employees of companies taking advantage of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development's Training Acceleration Grant (TAG). The grant reimburses a large part of the cost for companies sending employees to school for associate degrees in industrial and engineering technologies. Univertical is a local company educating employees through the TAG, Wagner said. Employers can learn more about the grant by visiting in.gov/dwd and linking to the grants and credits entry on the employer page.