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How it works

We are committed to strengthening Northeast Indiana’s workforce by educating and equipping high school students so they are aware of career choices in local manufacturing and construction industries.

Learn more about what to expect and what roles we have available!

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All About Relationships

Our process is simple. Think of it like this, we are like a bridge for students to transition from students to skilled employees. We build relationships with local manufactures and schools to educate students about the incredible careers available in a skilled trade.

We look for motivated, qualified high school students and place them at local organizations to start learning and earning before graduating. The hope is that students can discover a trade they love, and land a career straight out of high school.

Our Process

Tell Us Who You Are

Take our survey and let us know your goals, strengths, and dreams. We will be in touch and see if you are the right fit for one of our current roles!

Placement

If you qualify, we will place you at a local organization to start your internship or apprenticeship. This looks different based on the placement.

Earn While You Learn

Continue attending your required high school courses, gain hands-on experience at your placement, learn from the experts, and start saving.

Graduate Prepared

Upon graduating high school, enter your skilled trade not as a newbie, but as a skilled professional.

Technical Education Programs

AWMA CTE Class Series: South Adams Machine Trades

Skip the traditional classroom and Gain hands-on experience through one of our CTE programs.

From welding to construction to guitar building, you'll learn from experts and gain real-world skills.

  • Machine Trades - South Adams High School (featured video to the left)
  • Industrial Tech - Bellmont High School
  • Welding - Bluffton Highschool
  • Construction Trades - Southern Wells & Adams Central High School
  • Guitar Building - Southern Wells High School
  • HVAC - Southern Wells High School

Industrial Tech

Welding

Guitar Building



Construction

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Come Job Shadow

Not sure what you're interested in?

We work with local organizations to provide you the opportunity to job shadow so you can figure out what skilled trade is for you. Reach out to us and let us know your interests and skills, and we'll get you set up with job shadowing opportunities to learn more.

COMPETITIVE PAY

The U.S. Bureau of Labor of Statistics provided estimates for job salaries in 2018, check out the jobs below that are common to the manufactures in our community! Not only can you find a trade you love, but can make a competitive wage while doing so!

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  • Construction trades workers - annual wage: $49,850
  • Carpenters - $51,120
  • Construction laborers - $40,350
  • Electricians - $59,150
  • Automotive technicians - $44,030
  • Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technician - $51,780
  • Farm equipment mechanic - $42,190
  • Machinists - $54,000
  • Patternmakers - $55,000
  • Tool and die makers - $53,650
  • Welders - $43,930
  • Furniture finishers - $33,850
  • Supervising positions - $60,000

CURRENT STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES

Available Jobs at Briner Building, Inc.

Concrete

Bluffton, Indiana

Experience greater satisfaction in your construction career with a company that offers great stability and room for growth. Imagine impacting and developing practices with a growing construction company that offers greater recognition for your efforts and expertise.

In this position, you will reap the benefits of:

  • Above-average compensation
  • Paid vacation extending to 4 weeks
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bonus programs
  • Great benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance
  • A rewarding 401(k) program with 4% match
  • Full company profit-sharing plan
  • In-house training and mentorship

Qualified Candidates Must:

  • Maintain a valid driver license
  • Be able to pass a drug screen

Briner Building is fully committed to our employees. We appreciate your consideration of Briner and look forward to hearing from you and building the future together!

Download our employment application here

Email completed applications to: rec@brinerbuilding.com

Finish Carpentry

Bluffton, Indiana

Experience greater satisfaction in your construction career with a company that offers great stability and room for growth. Imagine impacting and developing practices with a growing construction company that offers greater recognition for your efforts and expertise.

In this position, you will reap the benefits of:

  • Above-average compensation
  • Paid vacation extending to 4 weeks
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bonus programs
  • Great benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance
  • A rewarding 401(k) program with 4% match
  • Full company profit-sharing plan
  • In-house training and mentorship

Qualified Candidates Must:

  • Maintain a valid driver license
  • Be able to pass a drug screen

Briner Building is fully committed to our employees. We appreciate your consideration of Briner and look forward to hearing from you and building the future together!

Download our employment application here

Email completed applications to: rec@brinerbuilding.com

Steel Erection

Bluffton, IN

Experience greater satisfaction in your construction career with a company that offers great stability and room for growth. Imagine impacting and developing practices with a growing construction company that offers greater recognition for your efforts and expertise.

In this position, you will reap the benefits of:

  • Above-average compensation
  • Paid vacation extending to 4 weeks
  • Paid Holidays
  • Bonus programs
  • Great benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance
  • A rewarding 401(k) program with 4% match
  • Full company profit-sharing plan
  • In-house training and mentorship

Qualified Candidates Must:

  • Maintain a valid driver license
  • Be able to pass a drug screen

Briner Building is fully committed to our employees. We appreciate your consideration of Briner and look forward to hearing from you and building the future together!

Download our employment application here

Email completed applications to: rec@brinerbuilding.com

Available Jobs at Hoosier Pattern Inc

Summer Externship

Decatur, Indiana

Summer externship at Hoosier Pattern

Laurie Mrvos
Human Resources
laurie@hoosierpattern.com

Summer Internship

DECATUR, IN

High school summer internship at Hoosier Pattern.

Laurie Mrvos
Human Resources
laurie@hoosierpattern.com

5 Year All- Around Pattern Making Apprenticeship

Decatur, IN

Rotating apprenticeship program at Hoosier Pattern.

Laurie Mrvos
Human Resources
laurie@hoosierpattern.com

Available Jobs at ETI (was Elkhart Products)

Weekend Shift Maintenance

Geneva, Indiana

Make mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic repairs to plant equipment. Also, troubleshoot, plumbing, welding, and operate a forklift. Capable of performing Preventive Maintenance.

Must be able to read machine prints, electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic schematics; Must have forklift certification; Must

follow lockout/tag out procedures; Must be able to relocate equipment; Must be able to repair equipment (electrical, hydraulic, pneumatic, plumbing, & mechanical); Must be able to assemble/set-up machinery equipment; Must be able to perform routine preventive maintenance to ensure machines continue to run smoothly; Must plan repair work; Must have some prior maintenance experience; Must be able to follow safe work procedures; Ingenuity and initiative needed. Job also requires considerable physical effort.

This position is for -Weekend Shift Maintenance / Sat/Sun/Mon, 12hr shift, 36hrs/wk

We do offer a lot of on-the-job training for this position.

Median wages for this position: $20.15 – $23.37

Contact:
Carol Riemer, Human Resources Manager
carol.riemer@elkhartproducts.com
260-368-7246 ext 8521

Mahle (piston) Department - 2nd shift

Geneva, Indiana

Setup and run the Hause, welder, and Fanuc robots. Support the Cell Manager in labor decisions and corrections. Support special projects. Perform Root Cause Analysis on out of compliance issues. Communicate clearly.

An understanding of piston manufacturing processes/setups is a plus. Must have a willingness to learn and apply basic robotic principles. Must have good reading and math skills and be capable of keeping accurate records. Must be able to read and use various gauges and measuring instruments. Must have blueprint reading and SPC experience. Must have excellent safety ethics. Must be able to make the necessary decisions involving some adjustments while carrying out instructions and standard procedures. Must possess a continuous improvement approach to assignments in order to maintain and improve cell quality standards. Must be disciplined in housekeeping and safety considerations. Must have some maintenance/mechanical ability and problem-solving skills.

This position is for 2nd shift - 3pm-11pm Monday through Friday with some overtime

We do offer a lot of on-the-job training for this position.

Median wages for this position: $16.65 – $23.37

Contact:
Carol Riemer, Human Resources Manager
carol.riemer@elkhartproducts.com
260-368-7246 ext 8521

Available Jobs at ​WEG Commercial Motors

Mechanical Engineer Intern

Bluffton, IN

Position Objective:

The Mechanical Engineer Intern will participate as a valuable member of the engineering team at WEG by working directly with the engineering staff in all activities related to design and develop electric motors, taking in consideration customer specifications and manufacturing capabilities. This is a paid internship that requires a minimum commitment of 2 semesters and 20 hours preferred, per week. The intern will work with the engineering team doing a variety of tasks related to the development of electric motors for a wide range of applications and the redesign of engineering systems and processes. This position will provide the opportunity to learn the real-world application of many software tools such as SolidWorks, AutoCAD, DraftSight, Ansys and Microsoft Office. This position will report to a full-time engineer at WEG. Salary based on experience.

  • Participate as a multidisciplinary engineering team member;
  • Learn existing engineering systems;
  • Assist with redesign of existing engineering systems and processes;
  • Assist with design of new product information systems;
  • Attend and participate in team meetings as required;
  • Work with many types of product information.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Actively enrolled in a technical field of study (Mechanical engineering) and, either in or entering, your Junior or Senior year;
  • Attention to details;
  • knowledge in Microsoft office software applications.

WEG Commercial Motors is an equal opportunity employer.

Apply at www.weg-cm.com

Production Employees

Bluffton, Indiana

WEG Commercial Motors has a rich history in the design and manufacturing of fractional horsepower electric motors and is looking to hire you!

Position Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in a fast paced environment
  • Possess the availability to work 1st or 2nd shift plus overtime

If you are looking for excellent benefits, competitive compensation, wellness services and a 401k program while working in a team environment then WEG could be the place for you.


Apply at www.weg-cm.com

Available Jobs at Wayne Metals

Powder Coat Painters

Markle, Indiana

Waybe Metals LLC located in Markle, Indiana currently have opening positions for 2nd shift, experienced powder coat painters.

please apply at: www.waynemetals.com

READY TO LEARN MORE?

Contact us today and let us know who you are so we can start making your dream a reality.