LOGANSPORT, Ind.— Federal Mogul was awarded Ivy Tech Corporate College’s Partner Award at a luncheon today on Ivy Tech’s Logansport campus. The award is presented to leading Indiana organization(s) (profit/not-for-profit) that have clearly demonstrated commitment to increasing their unique competitive position (locally, statewide, nationally, globally) through a focus on the significant development of their workforce to a level of unparalleled excellence.
In the nomination, Executive Director for Corporate College, Jan Bailey cited expansion, job creation, community impact, and the collaborative partnership with the college to train new employees while continuing to support training for incumbent workers.
Ivy Tech’s President of Corporate College, Matt Bell, greeted guests with congratulatory remarks on behalf of President Snyder and the Ivy Tech State Board of Trustees, “who really embrace the fact that in its earliest days, Ivy Tech’s mission was to improve the workforce in the state of Indiana.”
“As we celebrate our 50th anniversary as Ivy Tech this year we know the work that we do with business and industry across the state really harkens to our roots–what is it that we are doing that the Hoosier worker is able to compete in the 21st Century economy. It’s through partnerships like the one we have with you that we can accomplish that work,” said Bell as he addressed representatives from Federal Mogul.
“For you, you can standardize the skill set across your workforce, and that’s important,” said Bell in his remarks. “For the state‑‑we can boast of a more certified workforce. Today, economic development is workforce development. It’s because of your partnership we can tell a great story today. According to the state chamber of commerce, 930,000 people in the Hoosier workforce need training to participate in the most basic level in the 21st Century economy. If we’re going to be effective in reducing that number significantly, we’re going to have to build partnerships like this.”
Accepting the award for Federal-Mogul Corporation Logansport Plant was Brad Angle, plant manager.