Ivy Tech Community College – Northeast Hosting Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association Meeting and Workshop Nov. 18

NORTHEAST – Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast is hosting a Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association (NIDIA) meeting and workshop Nov. 18 in the Coliseum Campus Auditorium (3800 North Anthony Blvd.)

The general mission of NIDIA is to address issues and opportunities facing the northeast Indiana defense industry community. One of their purposes is to work with community educators to develop and improve the local defense community’s ability to develop, attract and retain the required talent to effectively execute business opportunities.

From 8 to 10 a.m. will be a NIDIA members only meeting to facilitate supply chain networking and to inform members about industry opportunities. The agenda will include a report on NIDIA initiatives, a perspective on the Indiana Defense assets and an introduction to a statewide Aerospace and Defense Council.

At 10:30 a.m. Mary Kaczka, executive director of Partners in Contracting Corporation (PICC), will present a two-hour workshop titled “Introductory Government Contract Procurement.” This workshop is for NIDIA, PICC clients and the general public.

“Even though the nation is anticipating major cuts in Pentagon budgets, Indiana is well positioned to continue supporting the defense, homeland security and aerospace industries,” said Gil Perry, counselor/trainer for PICC. “The large contributing prime contractors, Raytheon, Rolls Royce, ITT and Crane are major players in the Indiana economy in terms of contract awards and jobs. This is a four billion dollar Indiana industry. We are fortunate to have such a large market with resources in northeast Indiana.”

Event Details:
Friday, Nov. 18 in the Coliseum Campus Auditorium (3800 N. Anthony Blvd.)
8 to 10 a.m.   NIDIA Membership Meeting
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.   “Introductory Government Contract Procurement” Workshop (open to public)

The meeting is for NIDIA members only, but the workshop is free and open to the public. Reservations are required for both events.

For more information, contact Gil Perry at 260-481-0491 or fgperry@piccorp.org.

About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

About NIDIA
The Northeast Indiana Defense Industry Association was initiated in 2010 to serve as an advocacy group for the defense industry in the northeast region. To that end it is their mission to work with educators building the necessary talent pool, to coordinate with suppliers of products and services for homeland security and defense. The Association will also provide liaison with local, state and federal agencies to advance defense industry opportunities supporting economic development. To that end, one of the goals is to work with educators on building the necessary talent pool in coordination with suppliers of products and services for homeland security and defense. The Association also provides liaison with local, state and federal agencies to advance defense industry opportunities supporting economic development.

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