Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. announced today the launch of a new internship program aimed at bridging the gap between post-secondary educational opportunities in Indiana and highly-skilled job opportunities in the manufacturing industry. A collaboration between SIA, Vincennes University and the Purdue College of Technology, the SIA Advanced Internship in Manufacturing Program provides select Vincennes students with an internship opportunity in Computer Integrated Manufacturing, combining classroom education with real-world, hands-on work experience.
Indiana Commissioner of Higher Education Teresa Lubbers joined representatives from SIA, Vincennes University and Purdue University at today’s press conference at the Subaru manufacturing plant in Lafayette, Indiana. SIA is also home to the Purdue College of Technology. “This is exactly the type of partnership between education and industry that promises to reinvent Indiana’s economy and ensure career pathways for more Hoosiers,” said Lubbers. “We hear from many students that they want more work-based learning, and we hear from employers that they need more highly skilled employees. AIM is a win-win model that meets both needs, allowing students to graduate with a quality degree, a high-demand job and no debt.”