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December 14, 2013

Driven by industry

Ivy Tech's automotive institute graduates first cohort

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One of the automotive institute’s first graduates, Mike VerBryck, who completed the program in August, now works in the mechanics department at Andersons Inc., a fertilizer distributor in Walton.

“(Working on vehicles) is a thing I’ve done my whole life as a hobby, so I figured I’d turn it into a job,” he said.

VerBryck uses the skills he learned at Ivy Tech to work on the semis and trucks at Andersons. He, Hedrick and Summitt all agreed that the training on electronics was especially valuable.

Lauren Fitch, education reporter, can be reached at 765-454-8587, Lauren.Fitch@kokomotribune.com or on Twitter @LaurenBFitch.

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