Ivy Tech launching new manufacturing lab at Shelbyville campus

Ivy Tech Community College is announcing an expansion at its location in Shelbyville, with a new Advanced Manufacturing Lab planned for the site.

The college announced yesterday that the state-of-the-art lab will be built in 4,000 square feet of unused space at the Shelbyville location. Organizers envision an immersive education and training space. The lab will focus on preparing Ivy Tech students for manufacturing careers, including advanced automation and robotics. Students will be able to learn through hands-on experience with real advanced manufacturing equipment.

Blue River Career Programs is providing Ivy Tech with equipment for the lab, which will include robotic arms found in manufacturing plants in Shelby County and worldwide.

The lab will also be used to introduce advanced manufacturing careers to students from Shelby County high schools in early college programs through Ivy Tech.

A ribbon cutting ceremony and tours of the facility are planned for April 18th.