Shelby County hopes a partnership with the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute will help attract young, talented workers workers to the area. The county and the city of Shelbyville each agreed to pay $93,000 for five community outreach programs designed by the college, according to Indiana Economic Digest.
Here’s what Rose-Hulman will provide as part of the partnership:
- A science and engineering summer camp for 10 academically gifted high school students;
- Mentoring for high school freshman interested in science and technology careers;
- Five engineering students to serve as interns with regional companies (with hopes they’ll be more likely to stay in the area after graduation);
- Support for budding entrepreneurs through a Rose-Hulman Ventures Innovation Partnership;
- Classes at the Intelliplex technology park with plans to offer an advanced degree in engineering management.
Academic Programs Director Tuesday Strong says although Rose-Hulman has offered its programs in partnership with communities before, this time it will be tailoring outreach efforts to meet the needs of Shelby County. The area is known for its strong manufacturing base.