Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana prides itself in automobile manufacturing. The company is also the leading example for a new program for college students interested in advanced manufacturing and engineering education.
“Our students are not learning a single specific trade, they are getting electrical, mechanical, robotics, programming, all those facets so they are a complete and total multi-skilled team member,” says Advanced Manufacturing Technician program supervisor Chris Melvin. “The way the program is structured, we are paying these students while they are working for us at a wage that is enough so they can pay for all their education as well. It’s a great earn-and-learn program where students get practical experience and are still able to get their college paid for by the employers.”