Subaru of Indiana Automotive celebrates grand opening of new Technical Training Center
Company's $4.2 million investment in workforce development also generates its own solar energy
"This facility marks a big, exciting step in the evolution of how we will educate our workforce for lifelong careers in advanced manufacturing,"
The $4.2 million, 20,000-square-
A simulated factory floor (7,000 square feet), including:
Assembly line simulators
A car lift
Hands-on working space for the Advanced Internship in Manufacturing (AIM) program
Nine classrooms, some with laboratory-type layouts, for maintenance-
Two work simulation rooms for teaching the essentials of standardized work instructions, basic tool usage, and good ergonomic work practices
A larger computer lab with 24 seats for instructor-led or self-paced e-learning
"Training has always been a cornerstone of our quality strategy," said Brand. "Whether it's primary job skills, enhancing effectiveness through refresher courses, or providing access to college-level courses and degrees, we're committed to helping our associates grow."
SIA has developed programs in conjunction with several workforce development partners, including Purdue Polytechnic Institute, Vincennes University and Ivy Tech Community College.
"Through collaborative efforts, we have made higher education a reality for many associates who would otherwise not have the opportunity,"
Over the past 30 years, SIA has been the first U.S. auto plant to achieve a variety of environmentally-
About Subaru of Indiana Automotive
Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA), a subsidiary of Subaru Corp., is the home of North American production for the Ascent, Impreza, Legacy and Outback. SIA employs more than 6,000 associates who are committed to quality, safety and environmental stewardship. For more information, visit subaru-sia.com.
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