February 27, 2018 / InternPLUS AMT program welcomes Berry Global as newest corporate sponsor
VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University’s InternPLUS Advanced Manufacturing Technician (AMT) program welcomes Berry Global as its newest corporate partner. A hometown company based in Evansville, Berry has grown into a leading global provider of innovative protection solutions.
“Berry Global is extremely excited to partner with Vincennes University for its Advanced Manufacturing Technician program,” said Rob Waller, maintenance director of Berry’s Consumer Packing Division. “As a global manufacturer with multiple manufacturing facilities and headquarters in Evansville, Indiana, we are enthusiastic about this outstanding program that provides increased opportunities to assist us in meeting our skilled workforce needs here in Southern Indiana.”
The VU AMT program includes a two-year degree in Advanced Manufacturing Automation Technology/Industrial Maintenance. It combines cutting-edge curriculum and paid work experience with technical skills that are highly sought by leading manufacturers. The program provides an opportunity for student interns to gain valuable, paid, real-world experience that could cover the cost of their schooling.
Berry Global is the latest company to join other AMT corporate partners that include Metal Technologies, thyssenkrupp, Toyota Boshoku America, and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana. These partners are members of Indiana FAME, Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education. FAME strives to be a powerful conduit between industry and education, thus developing world-class talent for manufacturing and other employers of technical workers.
More information about the AMT program is available at vinu.edu/AMT.
ABOUT Berry Global
Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY), headquartered in Evansville, Indiana, is committed to its mission of ‘Always Advancing to Protect What’s Important,’ and proudly partners with its customers to provide them with value-added protective solutions. The Company is a leading global supplier of a broad range of innovative nonwoven, flexible, and rigid products used every day within consumer and industrial end markets. Berry, a Fortune 500 company, generated $7.1 billion in sales in fiscal 2017. For additional information visit Berry’s website, berryglobal.com.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana’s First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper and additional sites such as Indianapolis, Lebanon, and Gibson County. A leader in developing Early Colleges statewide, VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering a wide range of associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 35 other states, and 17 countries, who benefit from tuition and fees that are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Indiana’s first college, VU offers focused, quality education, and is one of only two colleges in the nation founded by a President of the United States. William Henry Harrison founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory. More information is available at vinu.edu.
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