Applications being accepted for apprenticeships with Tyson Foods

Last Updated on May 15, 2017 by cassnetwork

KOKOMO, Ind. — A new maintenance trainee apprenticeship program has begun at Tyson Foods in Logansport that provides individuals the opportunity to “get paid while you train.”

Tyson Foods is working with Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region and WorkOne West Central to identify eight to 10 qualified applicants for this new tuition-free maintenance trainee program. Interested individuals may submit their resumes through Indiana Career Connect. ( , Job Order 8868741)

New hires will start at $12 an hour, increasing after the first week to $18.50 per hour if they have no absences. After one year and at the conclusion of the training, those successful will make $21.50 per hour.

The apprenticeship includes classes at Ivy Tech in Kokomo or Logansport each morning that lead to a certificate in industrial technology with a concentration in industrial mechanical and hands-on training each afternoon at Tyson Foods in Logansport.

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or equivalent and three months of industrial maintenance experience in such areas as welding and pneumatics. Those who meet the minimum requirements will be invited to an information session to learn more about this opportunity with Tyson Foods.

All applicants must apply for admission to Ivy Tech Community College and meet minimum math competency on a college placement test. Applicants will also meet with WorkOne representatives to determine potential eligibility for the program. Qualified applicants will be interviewed and will be required to pass a physical and drug screen.

For additional information, contact Stephen Waddel, apprenticeship coordinator for Ivy Tech Kokomo Region at 765-252-5545 or; or Hannah Woodward, WorkOne Express Team Leader, at 574-722-6652 ext. 105 or

SOURCE: News release from Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region