Students selected for First Toyota Advanced Manufacturing Technician Program
Vincennes University will register its first students in the Toyota Advanced Manufacturing Technician program on May 30th and June 6th.
As part of the program, the class of 22 students will then begin employment at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana on June 17th.
Art Haase, Dean of VU's College of Technology, says when the academic year begins in August, they will work full shifts at Toyota on Mondays and Fridays and will attend VU classes on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
They will be in class and hands-on labs between 9 and 12 hours per day.
The 22 students represent 17 school corporations in 11 Indiana counties with one student each coming from Illinois and Kentucky.
VU and Toyota announced the new education-to-work program, the first of its kind in Indiana, in October of 2012.