Crane, IN, June 20, 2017: The WestGate@Crane Technology Park (WestGate) and Vincennes University (VU) are enrolling now for the new Electronics Fundamentals Certificate program with classes beginning on August 21,, 2017. Classes will be held at the Battery Innovation Center (BIC) as part of a partnership between WestGate, VU, Daviess, Greene, Martin and Lawrence Counties. This program was specifically chosen and designed to meet the needs of local employers. According to Ben Wrightsman, COO of the BIC, recruiting local, qualified technical workers who can perform well in their advanced manufacturing setting has proven to be a struggle, but that is quickly changing. He says that “by offering a program such as this, we are seeing the results of growing the much-needed talent locally. Our most recent hire (Jonathan Pace) is attending the courses while working full time at the Battery Innovation Center, and we are already seeing the fruits of his skill up training with improved capabilities and understanding.
Jonathan says “now that I am halfway through completing the Certification in Electronics Fundamentals, I can see major benefits in not just the classes, but being able to apply the skills as I learn them in my position at the BIC. After this, I plan to further my education with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering so that I can continue to my own personal growth and benefit the BIC long-term. I highly recommend this program to anyone interested in Electronics Technology or Engineering.”
Vincennes University’s Electronics Fundamentals Certificate program will provide students with a comprehensive introduction to all areas of electronics (AC/DC, digital circuits, and linear electronics) and hands-on use of multi-meters, oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies, and soldering techniques in the lab. To enroll in this program, no previous experience in electronics is required. High school diploma or equivalent is required for registration (except current high school students), and all tools and parts needed for class are provided. Some students may have this certification paid in full with available grant funding.
For additional details on the program or to enroll, contact Kimberly Frazier at STIMULUS Engineering.
Contact: Kimberly Frazier