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Training, Education, and Incubation

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Training, education, and incubation are very important for the Anderson, Madison County area. A few examples of the steps the community has taken in these areas are: Flagship Enterprise Center, Purdue Polytechnic, and the various programs aimed at creating a diverse workforce. 

The Flagship Enterprise Center (FEC) is an innovative center for education, business incubation, technology transfer, and training which supports economic development in Anderson and the surrounding area. The Flagship Enterprise Center is supported by the City of Anderson, Anderson University, Purdue University, the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development Administration, and many others. The FEC is an EDA designated Center of Excellence and is certified as a State of Indiana Certified Technology Park.

Workforce Development

Madison County has various programs available for workforce training. A few of these programs are: AAMP, JobSource, WorkOne, and Next Level Jobs Indiana. 

The Anderson Advanced Manufacturing Program (AAMP) is a job training program that works with both our educational and corporate partners to fill vacant positions with graduates who show proper work ethic and basic skill levels required by our area manufacturers. 

For more in depth information about the workforce training opportunities in Madison County, click the logos on the right!

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Secondary Career Center Education

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Madison County is home to two Career Centers that serve our six neighboring counties in Central Indiana. The two career centers have varied programs and are located in Anderson and Elwood.


The D26 AHS Career Center (Anderson) has 21 career/technical education programs that include:

  • Advanced Manufacturing

  • Computer Tech Support

  • Facilities Maintenance

  • Construction Trades

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Welding

The Hinds Career Center (Elwood) has 13 programs that include:

  • Visual/Graphic Communications

  • Business Technology

  • Construction Trades

  • Precision Machining

  • Welding

Higher Education

Madison County has several higher education opportunities. The three major institutions include: Anderson University, Purdue Polytechnic Institute, and Ivy Tech Community College (Anderson). Within a 50 mile radius, Madison County has access to five major universities. Ball State University (Muncie) has 22,500 students, Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis has 30,000 students, Butler University (Indianapolis) has 5,000 students, Indiana Wesleyan University (Marion) has 14,000 students, Taylor University (Upland) has 2,600 students. 

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Anderson University has approximately 2,000 students with majors focused in Bachelors in Business, Masters in Business Administration, Doctor of Business Administration, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Information Systems, Computer Science, and Criminal Justice.

Purdue Polytechnic Institute has approximately 150 students and the students focus more on technology and engineering. These majors include: Engineering Technology, Computer and Information Technology, Industrial Engineering Technology, Mechatronics Engineering Technology, Supply Chain Management, Multidisciplinary Technology, and Organizational Leadership.

Ivy Tech Community College Anderson has approximately 3,100 students and include a diverse set of majors. Some majors include: Advanced Automation and Robotics, Automotive Technology, Design Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics and Computer Technology, Energy Technology, Engineering Technology, Industrial Technology, Manufacturing Production and Operations, Welding, and IT Support. 

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