Tour of Opportunity to be Held May 12th

Tour of Opportunity Helps High School Students Explore Local Job Opportunities

MAY 4, 2022 – JASPER, IN – Dubois Strong – in partnership with Vincennes University Jasper, Patoka Valley CTE, Hub 19, the four Dubois County school corporations, and local businesses – will be providing 580 high school freshmen with a firsthand exploration of job opportunities in Dubois County on Thursday, May 12th

Students from Forest Park, Southridge, Northeast Dubois, and Jasper will convene for the daylong Tour of Opportunity to learn about careers in agriculture, arts/communication, manufacturing/engineering, automotive, construction, finance, healthcare, hospitality, social services, information technology, marketing/management, public safety, and welding/machining. 

Participating businesses include:

  • Fischer Farms
  • Sander Meat Market
  • DC Broadcasting/WBDC/WJTS 18
  • Thyen-Clark Cultural Center 
  • Indiana Furniture 
  • Jasper Engines & Transmissions
  • Kimball Electronics
  • Kimball International
  • Uebelhor & Sons 
  • Sternberg International Truck 
  • Dubois County Builders Association
  • German American Bank
  • Springs Valley Bank & Trust
  • Memorial Hospital & Healthcare
  • RiverCenter
  • Fairfield Inn 
  • Lifespring Health Systems
  • Southwestern Indiana Child Advocacy Center Coalition 
  • Meyer Distributing
  • Matrix Integration
  • OFS
  • Dubois County Sheriff 
  • Fire Safety/EMT/Dispatch/State and Local Police
  • Ridetech 

For more information on the Tour of Opportunity, contact: 

Jacob Berg, Director

Center for Technology, Innovation and Manufacturing 

jberg@vinu.edu

812.481.5937

Jarred Howard, Director

Patoka Valley Career and Technical Cooperative

jthoward@gjcs.k12.in.us

812.481.5909

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Dubois Strong is Dubois County, Indiana’s collaborative, public-private partnership that maximizes community resources and assets to foster economic growth. Dubois Strong works to grow new businesses and expand existing ones with marketing, networking, training seminars, access to capital, site selection assistance and intellectual properties. The Dubois Strong philosophy is to make a business startup, an expansion or a relocation as easy and as user friendly as possible. Dubois Strong is the county’s economic development source for innovative entrepreneurs and thriving businesses. 

MEDIA CONTACT
Samantha Knies Gray                                                                                                                           sgray@duboisstrong.com