Cleveland, OH – The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) is excited to announce that its Indiana Chapter (INTMA) was recognized by the Indiana Office of Career and Technical Education (CTE) with the Award for Excellence for Outstanding Secondary/Post-Secondary CTE Partnership. This award, granted under the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, recognizes exceptional individuals and organizations who have contributed to the success of CTE through the quality of their work and their involvement in the CTE community.
“We are honored to receive this award as it highlights our chapter’s tireless dedication to the precision machining students and instructors in the state of Indiana,” says Scott Buie, INTMA President. “The COVID-19 pandemic challenged our industry like never before, and our chapter’s innovative mindset and determination has shown the immense impact support for CTE programs and their students can have.”
INTMA was selected for this prestigious award based on the chapter’s unique programming which demonstrates its continued commitment to recruiting, training and retaining the next generation of skilled workers for high-skill and highly paid careers in the local manufacturing sector. For example:
- INTMA supports work-based learning programs at every level including high school students eager to pursue careers in tooling and machining. In 2021, INTMA sent a gift of digital calipers to over 100 high school seniors who were enrolled in precision machining courses at Indiana Career Centers.
- When the pandemic forced Indiana high school career centers to move to online learning last spring, INTMA immediately offered instructors free access to its NTMA-U online courses, enrolling over 150 high school students.
- INTMA offers an annual post-secondary education tuition scholarship program. For 2021, INTMA will award $17,000 in scholarships to four recipients.
“I applaud INTMA’s unwavering support for their local CTE community and Indiana’s manufacturers,” says NTMA President Roger Atkins from the association’s national headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio. “Local chapters like this one represent the best of our association’s efforts to help manufacturers achieve business success while engaging and educating the workforce of tomorrow.”