VUJC to Hold Building Dedication Tomorrow

Tomorrow morning, the Vincennes University Jasper Campus will dedicate its new Center for Technology, Innovation, and Manufacturing (CTIM).

Ceremonies are set to begin at 10 am and will include Indiana Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann. Vincennes University president Dick Helton and VUJC Dean Dr. Alan Johnson will also make remarks during the ceremony.

CTIM will house programming that will serve the education and training needs of employers and individuals in Dubois and surrounding counties. The facility’s features include advanced training for manufacturing employers that need their workers to apply new technologies, specialty programming for current workers to upgrade their skills, specialized continuing education for high-skilled engineers and scientists in regional manufacturing companies, and space for companies to pilot new processes and train employees in their application.

Other notable activities are planned at the facility during its grand opening week this week. They include:

Wednesday, May 15
9:00-11:00 a.m.: Workshop “Advanced 3-D printing technologies”
5:30-7:30 p.m.: Dinner for high school personnel (superintendents,
principals, counselors, CTE teachers, selected students). Keynote speaker
Dr. Vince Bertram, national CEO of Project Lead the Way.

Friday, May 17
4:00 p.m.: High school students, programming mobile apps

Saturday, May 18
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.: Family Open House, technology activities for
elementary and middle school children.