Austin went on to add that having these options in town are invaluable to the future success of local residents.
“Education is the key to success when you’re getting started in your career, getting on that path, so having Trine here for Avon residents, this is just awesome,” she said. “Avon residents are actually able to attend campus on scholarship. This is a great opportunity for our residents to study engineering, and that’s for Hendricks County and surrounding counties.”
Brooks said there will be a definite partnership between Trine and Ivy Tech that will have articulation and transfer agreements to serve that particular demographic as well.
“You have two great anchors of higher education here to serve the community and also work hand in hand with them and serve Avon,” he said.
Brooks said 45 percent of Trine’s enrollment is in engineering and technology, noting that those areas are where the all important job opportunities will be when students graduate.
According to Trine University, the Avon Scholars Program II will have $20,000 for each of the following 10 years to award scholarships to students that attend the Avon campus and qualify by living within the town.
Trine University’s Avon campus is at 7508 Beechwood Centre Road. Classes will begin in January of 2013.
For more information, call 775-8410, e-mail to Avon@trine.edu, or visit the website at www.trine.edu.