Northeast Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education extends 2022 cohort application deadline

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Northeast Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (NEINFAME) has extended its application deadline for the 2022 cohort until Nov. 29.

While earning their degrees, the students will work for an NEINFAME sponsor company. The companies will provide students with a paid work experience allowing them the opportunity to earn enough income to pay for the costs of the program, graduate debt-free and begin a career in just two years.

“It’s like the old apprenticeships, and it’s better than the apprenticeships because they get their hands-on college experience for two days a week. We’re in here all day long doing this. And then Wednesday, Thursday, Friday they’re off working for the best manufacturers in the area,” said Bob Boxell.

According to the application, sponsor companies include:

  • Advanced Machine & Tool
  • Fort Wayne Metals
  • LH Industries
  • Micropulse
  • Steel Dynamics Flat Roller
  • Steel Dynamics Structural & Rail Division
  • Steel Dynamics LaFarga
  • Steel Dynamics Superior Aluminum Alloys
  • Steel Dynamics New Millennium Building Systems
  • Zimmer Biomet

With this program, student are learning in every aspect of their careers.

“We learn this stuff in school and then we go to work, and we take it directly into the work field. We’re learning in both places, it’s not just [in the classroom],” said Landin Markins, student.

Anyone with a high school diploma is eligible to apply. To learn more and apply, click here.

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