Workforce & Education

A Diverse and Well-Prepared Workforce

Logansport, Indiana is in the center of a seventeen-county labor shed region that puts more than 380,000 hard-working individuals within a one-hour (fifty-mile) drive. The people in this region share in a long and proud history of a highly productive and varied economy highlighted by successful manufacturing, agricultural and many other kinds of businesses. They believe in the value of hard work because they see how successful businesses benefit their families and community every day.

Since the 1990s Logansport residents have welcomed steadily growing Latino and Burmese populations to the area that bring a rich cultural diversity to our community, including our schools and businesses.

Logansport High School offers an outstanding education, boasting a 94 percent graduation rate – well above the average for the state. The community continues to invest heavily in its students and the businesses that will eventually employ them with new schools and programs to equip them with the soft skills they will need to understand what is expected by employers. Logansport focuses on the needs of area businesses with excellent training programs to give students in-demand skills such as:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machining operation
  • Machining and machine tool technology
  • Welding
  • Engineering and technology
  • Computer-aided design (CAD)
  • Mechatronics
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Biotechnology
  • Entrepreneurship

Our residents enjoy an incredible number of higher education opportunities, from Ivy Tech Community College and Trine University to several world-class colleges and research institutions in the region. Businesses enjoy this, too. These educational opportunities combined with the strong vocational training programs offered in our high school and its affiliated Century Career Center offer businesses of all kinds easy access to top talent covering the entire spectrum of their labor needs.

Click on the links below to see all the ways Logansport is preparing a workforce to meet your business needs.