Workforce & Education

Connersville and Fayette County are focused on ensuring that our workforce is ready to meet the needs of today’s businesses, providing well trained and highly skilled workers. As an ACT Work Ready Community, Fayette County works hard to link education with workforce development in order to provide workers with the skills that businesses need.

In Fayette County, job preparation begins in high school. Through its partnership with the Whitewater Technical Career Center, students are exposed to a variety of vocational and high tech programs as well as other occupational training including:

  • Welding
  • Construction and Electrical Trades
  • Diesel Mechanics, Automotive Technology, and Collision Repair
  • Business
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machining and Computer Manufacturing
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Robotics
  • Allied Health Fields
  • Food Handling
  • Agricultural Science

It’s not surprising that Fayette County schools enjoy a graduation rate of more than 90%. The K-12 schools here regularly achieve above-average ISTEP (Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress) scores, retaining and engaging their students with high quality and relevant education that sets them on the path to successful and rewarding careers.

Many Fayette County graduates stay close to home, entering either IVY Tech Community College in Connersville to build on the skills they learned in high school or attending Indiana University East to earn a four-year degree. When they arrive on campus, they are more than college-ready having taken advantage of the many dual credit programs that allow students to earn college credits transferrable to higher education institutions. With an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs, Fayette County in partnership with the Whitewater Technical Career Center is preparing students for the most demanding jobs.

Whether they go on to earn advanced degrees or enter the workforce immediately after high school, Fayette County graduates enter the workforce with an unparalleled work ethic – they understand the meaning of a good day’s work for a good day’s pay. The people of Fayette County are career-minded, adaptable and eager to learn new skills.

Connersville and Fayette County support businesses with special workforce needs by partnering with the Manufacturing Matters program to provide customized training to individuals just beginning their careers or retooling for a new one.

Contact us today to find out how we can support your business by connecting you with the kind of workers you need.