January 11, 2019 / Vincennes University featured in media stories about workforce development

VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University is making headlines thanks to its robotic training and preparation of high school students for high-demand careers.

Hiring Hoosiers is a series from RTV6 Indianapolis reporting on employment opportunities, career development resources, training programs, and educational paths throughout the state.

RTV6 is shining the spotlight on VU in two stories: “Robots are on the rise in the workplace, but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing” and “Career center in Johnson County preparing students for careers in high demand.”

VU’s Ty Freed, dean of the College of Technology, and Jerry Ruble, director of the ABB Robotics Lab and Industrial Maintenance Training, are featured prominently in the robotics story. Freed explains the role of robots in the workplace while Ruble shares how VU is training students to work on the equipment.

RTV6 highlighted the Central Nine Career Center in Greenwood and its precision machining training. High school students can earn dual credit for their coursework through VU’s Early College program. Students follow the university’s curriculum as they create items needed in manufacturing.


Hiring Hoosiers is a new initiative from RTV6 that works to connect Hoosiers to employment opportunities, career development resources, training programs, and educational paths.

It is estimated more than one million jobs must be filled in Indiana over the next 10 years. RTV6 is committed to helping Hoosiers prepare to fill those jobs, even as employers’ needs grow and change. RTV6 is committed to connecting Hoosiers to current job openings and preparing them for future career opportunities.

Read Hiring Hoosiers stories HERE


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