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Promoting Education Opportunities with Purdue Polytechnic Anderson


August 1, 2017

Purdue Polytechnic - Anderson has unveiled plans to open its doors to the Madison County and surrounding areas from noon to 6:00pm on Wednesday, June 21st. The career fair is intended to “Shift your perspective, your career and your life”.

Corey Sharp, Purdue Polytechnic Anderson Director, says “Companies like Red Gold have stepped up in a big way to offer tuition reimbursement for all of its employees to take classes at the new Polytechnic, and have also created a sustained Co-op program where High School graduates can work at Red Gold and have all of their tuition paid. “I’m sure a lot of moms and dads would be thrilled to hear how their son or daughter can earn a Purdue diploma, have a great career, and graduate with no student loans or debt”, says Sharp. Engineering technology, computer technology and leadership degrees are in high demand and fit the needs of many employers such as Red Gold with advanced manufacturing, and year-round growth seeking a talented workforce for continual growth.

Concurrent with the open house to show off the class schedules and degree programs, Red Gold will also be showcasing a variety of full-time career opportunities for those who have the passion and desire to join a world class food company.  Regardless of educational needs or inquiries, those in the community wanting to shift to a new career opportunity can gear-up at Red Gold and have the opportunity to be interviewed while at the event.

At Red Gold “the sky is truly the limit with career growth opportunities”, says Tim Ingle, VP of Human Resources at Red Gold, “The benefits of a full-time position at Red Gold in our manufacturing facilities are amazing!”

“Red Gold has just been recognized by Conexus Indiana as one of the 3 best companies to work for in Indiana, who supports advanced manufacturing careers.  Additionally, the company just received the Governor of Indiana’s annual award and was recognized for outstanding employee safety!”, says Ingle

The company recently opened a brand new Health and Wellness Center in Elwood for employees and their dependents.  The company boasts paid training in a variety of skilled areas including machine operators, maintenance, electricians, and advanced controls.  Red Gold offers outstanding full-time wages and employee benefits.  The commute to work in Elwood Orestes and Geneva is convenient, with very little rush hour traffic.  

Red Gold is a family-owned and operated for over 75 years and growing.  The company is union-free, and has tremendous employee involvement both at work and in the community.  “Our employees give back to Elwood and the Madison County Community in a variety of ways including the annual www.redgold5krun.com , says Colt Reichart, who is in the 4th generation of family ownership.

In addition to applying on line at www.redgold.com/careers, qualified applicants are encouraged to show up in person at the Purdue Polytechnic in Anderson to find out more about current 2nd and 3rd shift openings in support of the companies continued growth and investments in its people, products, and technology.

Event location: 2601 S Scatterfield Dr. the corner of Scatterfield and Purdue Parkway north of the Ford Autorworld Dealership

Contact Person: Corey Sharp, Director of Purdue Polytechnic Anderson. 765-648-2920 or sharp22@purdue.edu

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