Training & Education
A longstanding tradition of hands-on, effective workforce training
Orange County has roots in manufacturing industries, early on with the mining of natural resources, growing into more value-added manufacturing services and diversifying into advanced manufacturing, high-technology, and defense contracting.
This dynamic, proactive transition was made possible by nimble, effective workforce training to provide our hardworking labor force with the skills regional employers require. The Orange County team has established relationships with the technical and vocational schools, the colleges and universities, and educational resources serving the County. In particular, there is a Community Learning Center located in Orange County which provides customized business and industry training.
A “who’s who” of learning institutions serving a wide circle of the workforce training needs in the Region.
Ivy Tech Community College is a public community college.
- The Ivy Tech Community College Department of Workforce and Economic Development provides high-quality, cost effective, short-term, career-relevant training solutions, academic programs and certifications aligned with the needs of today’s employers.
- Three Ivy Tech campuses serve the South Central Indiana Region: Bloomington campus serves Greene, Lawrence, Orange, and Martin Counties; Southern Indiana campus (Sellersburg) serves Crawford, Orange, and Washington Counties.
Vincennes University is a land grant public university offering primary two-year degrees.
- It offers statewide custom training programs for businesses and industry.
- Vincennes University is located in Jasper, Indiana.
Community Learning Centers provide customized business and industry training.
- There is a Community Learning Center located in French Lick, Indiana served by Ivy Tech, Bloomington.
- Ivy Tech, Sellersburg Campus, also served Orange County at Salem, Indiana.
Orange County has convenient access to some of the country’s most respected institutions of higher learning; many offer both brick and mortar and distance learning options. A select few are listed below.