A reported 738 employees of United Technologies Electronic Controls (UTEC) in Huntington are expected to be displaced by a relocation of UTEC's manufacturing operations, beginning in March 2017 and concluding in June 2018. This page is designed to help connect those employees with education, training and social services providers who can assist the workers in transitioning to new opportunities in northeast Indiana.
UTEC employees who are separated as a result of the planned manufacturing relocation will receive separation benefits, including continued access to the company's Employee Scholar Program, which will pay employees' college tuition, fees and books for up to four years after separation. UTEC will also reimburse technical training costs for employees who prefer to pursue a vocational technical certification program.
UTEC workers who have been or may become separated as a result of the relocation are also eligible to receive services under the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program.
This page is a product of Northeast Indiana Works and WorkOne Northeast. Information about WorkOne career and job search services are detailed elsewhere in this site. Questions about those services or the TAA program can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Huntington University’s Adult Education Programs combine a high-quality, convenient educational experience with a solid Christ-centered foundation. By choosing to attend our accelerated five-week format (with classes held one night a week) you can complete your degree while you work. Or, our online courses allow maximum flexibility to fit within your schedule. Email
Mel Winans or call 260-359-4254 for details about our next information session centered on helping you navigate your occupational transition. You can also visit us here
Indiana Wesleyan University
You want to earn more than a degree. You want to make a statement about what matters in your life. Within Indiana Wesleyan University’s accelerated programs for working adults, students develop strategies and solutions for complex problems, evaluate personal management capabilities and design a plan to integrate critical analysis within different disciplines.
For more than 30 years, Indiana Wesleyan University has offered a flexible format of one class at a time, one night a week, or completely online to help busy people turn full schedules into fulfilling lives. Indiana Wesleyan University is a regionally accredited, private, Christian university and a member of the Higher Learning Commission. If you want a degree that makes a statement, contact a representative at 1-866-498-4968. Also, contact Jonell Sherman, corporate representative by email
or at 765-677-2876. You can also visit us here
Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) offers many options for adults seeking to continue their education and gain the attention of employers. Our Training Outreach department provides a variety of non-credit training opportunities for those wishing to develop their professional skills. We offer more than 300 individual classes and 15 certificate programs. Check out our classes in lean manufacturing, production and inventory management, CNC, leadership development, and project management. To learn more, visit us online or contact us at 260-481-6619 or by email.
IPFW Online also offers more than 200 online courses that provide students with the
flexibility to schedule classes around their lives. Our online courses range from business to engineering and can be taken for credit towards an IPFW degree or simply to develop professional skills. Visit us online or contact us at 260-481-6111 or by email.
Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College offers two paths for students to follow. Those who want a good career as soon as possible get an associate degree or certificate, and can enter (or re-enter) the workforce in two years or less. Others come here for two years, and then transfer their credits to a four-year institution — earning their bachelor’s degree. Since the beginning, Ivy Tech has trained students in areas like automotive technology, HVAC, welding, and many other tech fields. But after half a century, we offer more than 150 academic programs. So you’ll also see in-demand programs in fields like health information technology, cyber security, engineering, and aviation technology. Email
Lisa Smith or call 260-480-4134 for more information, or visit us here
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University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis has a long-standing reputation for quality and academic excellence. Here, your education will be personalized, engaging and leave you prepared to begin your professional career. With more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs, we offer you opportunities to learn through hands-on experience. Schedule a visit with us, take a specialized tour, and let us start the discussion on how you can reach your goals. Contact the admissions office at 260-399-8000, email us or go online.
Other Adult Education
Assistance is available for people who are seeking a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma, high school diploma, post-secondary preparation, and/or occupational skills training. All classes are free to students.
- Fort Wayne Community Schools (Allen County), (260) 467-1064
- Impact Institute (DeKalb, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, and Whitley counties), (888) 349-0250
- The Learn More Center (Wabash County), (260) 982-6138
- The Literacy Alliance (Allen County), (260) 426-7323
- Marion Community Schools (Marion County), (765) 667-0507
- Northeast Indiana Works (Adams, Wells), (260) 824-0855.
The United Way of Huntington County works to unite the community to enhance the quality of life for all, including helping ensure UTEC employees are united with support and resources in the transition to their next roles. We are a hub for all individuals who are in need of crisis management, financial stability in operating with new budgets in which to live, connecting with mentors in the community, and serving as a liaison to a host of other resources within Huntington County and beyond. Please contact President & CEO Adam Drummond at 260-356-6160 or email
for details on how we can help enhance your quality of life. You can also visit us here.
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