Great Lakes Manufacturing Council

Ivy Tech Machine Tool Institute

Ivy Tech’s Machine Tool Institute simulates a real-world machine shop, where students punch in and out, learning both the hard and soft skills needed to succeed in the manufacturing world. In just two years, the program has issued nearly 300 NIMS certifications, and regularly places students in jobs in the local area with grads starting between $14 and $20 an hour.

Currently, 32 students of all ages and backgrounds, many with no previous manufacturing experience, are enrolled in the school’s five 8-week sessions. Motivated students are practically guaranteed a job when they graduate and, in fact, most start jobs while they finish their training.

This training helps address one of the biggest challenges in manufacturing: the severe shortage of skilled workers needed to fill today’s jobs, brought on by a limited pipeline, retiring baby boomers, reshoring and the changing pace of technology.

220 Dean Johnson Boulevard
South Bend, IN

Clients Served:

Training or educating new workers, Retraining displaced workers

Ivy Tech Community College