A proven training program that gives Hoosiers the skills to not only land an advanced manufacturing job but also have a clear career path toward long-term employment and higher wages.

Catapult Indiana is a 160-hour advanced manufacturing training program offered to unemployed and underemployed adults and high school students. Curriculum is delivered both in a classroom setting and through simulated work experiences and introduces students to key advanced manufacturing and logistics principles. Students also develop critical thinking skills, a superior work ethic and an understanding of production processes and expectations.

Catapult graduates enter the workforce with the hard skills to succeed on the first day on the job and the soft skills to launch a life-long career in the advanced manufacturing industry.

Student Success.

Catapult Indiana has impacted hundreds of students, 90 percent of whom are quickly employed after graduation. Students earn stackable credentials through Catapult, which helps them progress from entry-level positions to leadership or technical positions. For employers, Catapult reduces employer hiring and training costs and prepares talent for long-term careers, not just a job.

Catapult around Indiana

Catapult Indiana is offered throughout Indiana in partnership with community organizations.


  • Anderson
  • Branchville
  • Greensburg
  • Indianapolis
  • Jasper
  • Lafayette
  • Wabash

Future Locations

  • Frankfort
  • Lake County

Our goal with Catapult is to provide every student with a job offer before graduation, with an average placement rate of 95 percent, with many students receiving multiple job offers.

Catapult in the news

Contact: Bob McQuern, Catapult Adult Learning Director

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