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High School READI Program

High School READI Program

Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue University, from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation's READI program, have developed a new semiconductor workforce development program for high school rising juniors and seniors in the Greater Lafayette region. This partnership will provide opportunities for local high school and college students to pursue careers as technicians, operators, and engineers to support the region's semiconductor industry. Exciting planned activities for this summer include: hands-on experience with faculty at Ivy Tech and Purdue, site visits to area manufacturers who use semiconductors, opportunities to hear from industry leaders, and connect with like-minded peers.

Two week summer program for 60 rising Junior and Senior high school students in the Greater Lafayette Region: Benton, Carroll, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties

Program Dates: June 3 - 14, 2024

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Participants will attend sessions at both the Purdue University and Ivy Tech Community College campuses throughout the two week program.

Student and Parent Info Session 

A new information session will take place once summer 2024 dates and application process has been determined. 

2023 Student and Parent Info Session Recording

Watch Recording 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Students will receive a stipend at the completion of the program

  • Lunch will be provided everyday

  • There is no registration fee or program cost to participate

  • No, students will be dismissed from campus locations at 4:00 PM each day. This is not an over-night program.

  • Students will need to provide their own transportation to Ivy Tech Community College -
    Lafayette and Purdue University, bus charter transportation will be provided for site visits to Greater Lafayette and State-wide Industry Partners

  • Admissions Decisions will be sent out via email May 9, 2023

  • Student must be enrolled in a high school within one of the following counties: Benton, Carroll, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties

  • We understand life happens, but we highly encourage students to commit to attending the entire duration of the program.

  • The program will run Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

  • While the application does ask what STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) courses you have taken, it is not required to have experience in semiconductors or engineering.