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Warsaw Community Schools & OrthoWorx RAMP Up New Career Readiness Opportunity for Students

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OrthoWorx Indiana Posted by: OrthoWorx Indiana 6 months ago

Warsaw Community Schools & OrthoWorx are pleased to announce the upcoming launch of the Regional Advanced Manufacturing Pathway (RAMP) that will be available to students during the 2024-2025 school year. In partnership with four local manufacturers- Instrumental Machine & Development, Medartis, PreMedTec, and Zimmer Biomet, the program will be offered to a select group of junior & senior manufacturing pathway students at the Warsaw Area Career
Center (WACC). Through the program, students will have the opportunity to gain fundamental manufacturing skills, hands-on experience, and an internship opportunity with one of the industry partners.

Paige Troyer, Human Resource Generalist at PreMedTec says, “We are thrilled to be a driving force behind RAMP, shaping the future of education by empowering students with hands-on experience in orthopedic manufacturing. Together, we build not just pathways, but bridges to a skilled workforce that is the backbone of our community’s future success.”

The mission of this program is to engage high school students in immersive learning experiences, through high-tech, industry integrated curriculum, preparing them for successful and rewarding careers in advanced manufacturing. Students will gain greater visibility to career options with the manufacturing sector in our region and the opportunities that exist within the established industry of orthopedics right here in our community.

“The WACC is excited to provide our students with a unique blend of academic learning and real-world experience,” says Ben Barkey, Warsaw Area Career Center Principal, “This collaboration with leading local manufacturers is a significant step in bridging the gap between education and industry, offering our juniors and seniors an invaluable opportunity to develop hands-on skills and gain insights into the world of advanced manufacturing, setting them on a path to success in
a rapidly evolving industry.” More details about the program to follow.

About OrthoWorx

Formed in 2009 with initial funding from the Lilly Endowment through the Orthopedic Capital Foundation, OrthoWorx initiatives feature community-based strategic collaborations with the orthopedic industry and other stakeholders to ensure that the Warsaw region continues to reap the social and economic benefits that derive from its position at the Orthopedic Capital of the World®.

About IN-MaC

IN-MaC provides programs and services to enhance the talents and capabilities of Indiana’s present and future workforce by facilitating connections between educators and industry to catalyze the formation of near-term and long-term skills in a highly accessible manner across Indiana. IN-MaC supports a variety of STEM-type, skilled trades, degree (associates and undergraduate) and certificate programs.

IN-MaC leverages its resources, networks and partnership with industry, local communities, educators and interested stakeholders to provide a variety of formal courses and informal activities that embolden pathways to meet the talent needs of the present and future manufacturing workforce.