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Industrial academy could be located at South Adams

Tim Ehlerding, executive director of Economic Development in Wells County, told Berne Rotary Club members recently that he is more than interested in a possible location of an industrial manufacturing academy on the South Adams campus. “The requirements of our industry these days are far outgrowing our skills right now,” commented Ehlerding. “The industries in Adams and Wells counties can’t grow because we don’t have the skills that industries need.” Ehlerding said that there are four types of people in relation to the work force. They include thinkers, those most likely to move away; makers, those who will stay within a 50-mile radius of the area; seekers and returners, those who have a degree and decide to return to invest their skills in the local community. According to Ehlerding, such an academy would offer the following areas on business training in the book area: machine trades program, welding and industrial machines. “After their senior year, student... Read More >