PLAINFIELD AND INDIANAPOLIS, IND. - The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded $50,000 to Ivy Tech Community College to help purchase a computer numerical control, or CNC, milling machine located in the George Carl Hillenbrand Manufacturing Center at the school's Batesville campus.
CNC mills are widely used in a variety of advanced-manufacturing applications to create close-tolerance machine parts for several industries. Students who receive training on this mill, as part of a two-year mechanical technology engineering degree, will be qualified to enter the manufacturing workforce at any number of Indiana companies.
"Manufacturing remains the backbone of the Indiana economy," said Duke Energy Indiana President Doug Esamann. "It's important for us to support training in advanced manufacturing practices that helps employers attract and retain Hoosier talent. A qualified workforce is crucial for successful economic development in the communities we serve."
Ivy Tech Community College Southeast Chancellor James Helms said Duke Energy's support epitomizes the diverse partnerships that have made the colleges new Batesville campus and its state-of-the-art instructional equipment possible.
"This is truly an outstanding example of a partnership involving Ivy Tech, the city of Batesville, Batesville School Corporation, businesses, industries, and individuals; a partnership to create an Ivy Tech Batesville campus that provides a wide range of quality educational opportunities for people of all ages," Helms said.
About Duke Energy Indiana
Duke Energy Indiana's operations provide approximately 7,500 megawatts of owned electric capacity to approximately 790,000 customers, making it the state's largest electric supplier.
Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States with more than $110 billion in total assets. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.2 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest. Its commercial power and international business segments own and operate diverse power generation assets in North America and Latin America, including a growing portfolio of renewable energy assets in the United States.
Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com.
About Ivy Tech Corporate College
Ivy Tech Corporate College is the premier provider of quality workforce training solutions for the needs of businesses, industry, organizations and individuals. Corporate College will contribute to business success through talent development, organizational improvement, and increased productivity and profitability. With 31 campuses and more than 100 learning facilities statewide, Ivy Tech is readily accessible and has a proven track record of providing value-based solutions for thousands of businesses and students each year.