Application

Application background (Deadline to apply: April 6)

This summer, a coalition of educators and leading area employers will again be offering the Teachers’ Manufacturing Bootcamp, an interactive program that gives elementary, middle school and high school educators an up-close look at manufacturing careers as well as a $1,100 stipend and continuing education credits.  

The 2020 Teachers’ Manufacturing Bootcamp is offered to educators in the Southwest Indiana/Tri-State area. In addition to classroom instruction, the 30 winners of the bootcamp fellowship will spend two days at each of four participating manufacturers – Alcoa, Berry Global, Toyota and Sabic – where they will spend time in production areas learning about safety, quality, lean manufacturing, problem solving and creativity. This first-hand experience will give educators insight into well-paid jobs in manufacturing and the skills needed to obtain such positions. 

The bootcamp will begin with  orientation on Monday, June 8, 2020, and tours and demonstrations at Ivy Tech Community College and University of Southern Indiana on Friday, June 12. On June 15 – 25 participants will be required to attend sessions at each of the four manufacturing sites followed by a final presentation on Friday, June 26, 2020.  

This workshop is funded by the Alcoa Warrick Operations, Berry Global, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana and Sabic Innovative Plastics through Grow Southwest Indiana Workforce, a non-profit arm of WorkOne.

Teachers who are selected for the bootcamp will receive these benefits:
• A $1,100 stipend • Continuing Education Credits • Invaluable experience that they can translate back to their schools • Instruction from top-level professionals and staff at Ivy Tech and the University of Southern Indiana.

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* 1. Courtesy title

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* 2. Please provide this information:

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* 3. In which school district do you work?

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* 4. What subject do you teach? (Please put counselor if that is your position.)

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* 5. Have you discussed your application with your school's principal or supervisor?

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* 6. Please provide the name of your principal/supervisor:

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* 7. Please provide a general description of your role at the school. (Limit is 150 characters)

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* 8. Please provide an essay (between 500 and 1,000 words) on what you think about manufacturing careers and why you'd like to gain acceptance into this fellowship program. (We recommend that you write your essay in a word-processing program and then paste it into the online application.)

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* 9. I understand and acknowledge that I will be required to walk long distances at a moderate pace on concrete floors and climb stairs while wearing heavy, steel-toe work boots (to be provided) and can do so without assistance.

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* 10. My boot size is (numerical answer only, e.g. 8, 8.5)

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* 11. Is this a women's or men's size?

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* 12. I understand we will be spending some time in HOT manufacturing areas without air conditioning that require long pants and, in some cases, long-sleeved shirts, and can do so without assistance.

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* 13. I have no medical or health-related issues that would prevent me from participating in this type of production environment or that would be of concern to leaders of this program. (This includes implanted medical devices, such as pacemakers that could be influenced by strong magnetic fields.)

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* 14. I acknowledge that my email, phone number and other information in this application may be shared with other participants in the program for planning and promotional purposes of the Teachers' Manufacturing Bootcamp. This includes permission for any images (photographic or video) captured during the program to be used for promotional and/or educational purposes by the manufacturing and educational partners of the Teachers' Manufacturing Bootcamp.

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