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Indiana Vocational and Technical Schools

The state of Indiana is one of the country's largest industrial and manufacturing centers, particularly in the fields of automobile assembly, life sciences, steel production, energy and national security, the Indiana Economic Development Corporation reports. Many of the country's top advanced-manufacturing companies are headquartered in Indiana, including Steel Dynamics, ArcelorMittal, Allison Transmission, Rolls-Royce, Roche, Cummins and Toyota. Companies are drawn to the state due to its robust and centrally located transportation network, low business tax rates, favorable business environment and skilled workforce.

Students who wish to enter Indiana's workforce may wish to enroll in Indiana vocational schools or Indiana trade schools to prepare to work in one of Indiana's busy sectors. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS.gov), the following sectors showed strongest employment in the state in May of 2014:

  • Manufacturing: 502,800 jobs
  • Trade, transportation and utilities: 567,400 jobs
  • Government: 423,700 jobs
  • Professional and business services: 316,500 jobs
  • Education and health services: 442,900 jobs

Indiana also is home to several leading research and educational facilities, including University of Notre Dame and Purdue University.

Indiana economy, population and jobs

Indiana had an estimated population of 6.57 million in 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau reports, up 1.3 percent from 2010. Median household income from 2008 through 2012 was just over $48,000 annually. Indiana has a presence in just about every industry imaginable, according to the state's economic development group, including production of rubber, petroleum, transportation equipment, coal products, heavy machinery and batteries. The Calumet region in northwestern Indiana is the largest steel-producing region in the U.S. Steel products are shipped via the Grand Calumet River to Lake Michigan.

The BLS reports May 2013 median hourly wages for the following jobs in the state, each of which rank among Indiana's larger employment groups:

  • Heavy duty tractor-trailer drivers and haulers: $18.49
  • Assemblers: $13.18
  • Machinists: $18.42
  • Paralegals: $18.28
  • Electricians: $29
  • Public relations specialists: $22.23

Students who wish to pursue careers in these in-demand fields and others may wish to enroll in Indiana vocational schools or Indiana trade schools to train for a real-world career.

Sources:

"Indiana State & County QuickFacts," U.S. Census Bureau, 2012, http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/18000.html

Industry Sectors, Indiana State Development Corporation, accessed July 1, 2014, http://iedc.in.gov/indiana-info/industry-sectors

"Indiana Economy at a Glance," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2014, http://www.bls.gov/eag/eag.in.htm

"Indiana State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates," U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2013, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_in.htm

Vocational Schools in Indiana
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Granger: 445 E. University Drive Granger, IN 46530

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Indianapolis: 7999 Knue Road Suite 150 Indianapolis, IN 46250

Greenwood: 3209 West Smith Valley Road Suite 214 & 215 Greenwood, IN 46142

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Norcross: Norcross, GA

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Diamond Bar: 1470 Valley Vista Drive #150 Diamond Bar, CA 91765

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Programs : Automotive Technology, Collision Repair and Refinishing, Electronic Systems Technician (EST), and more..

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Indianapolis: 7225 Winton Drive Building 128 Indianapolis, IN 46268

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Indianapolis: 6325 Digital Way Suite 222 Indianapolis, IN 46278

Marion: 1900 West 50th Street Marion, IN 46953

Fort Wayne: 8211 West Jefferson Boulevard Fort Wayne, IN 46804

Merrillville: 8415 Georgia Street Merrillville, IN 46410

Kokomo: 1916 East Markland Ave. Kokomo, IN 46901

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