An area company is set to receive one of Ivy Tech Corporate College’s 2013 Partner Awards. Ivy Tecn Community College President Thomas Snyder will present the award to officials at Polygon Company in Walkerton on Friday, May 9th at noon. Recipients are chosen based on their level of commitment to workforce training and development programs. Ivy Tech also looks at their adoption of standardized and portable workforce credentials and the use of assessments in the hiring of new workers and determining skills gaps. Other factors include their commitment to financially supporting worker training and ongoing partnership with Ivy Tech Corporate College for continuous improvement and development of programs and services. Polygon Company’s relationship with Ivy Tech has resulted in an increase in production and best practice leadership. Ivy Tech Corporate College offers quality workforce training solutions to meet the needs of businesses, industry, organizations and individuals. The Walkerton facility is the Chicago-based company’s primary manufacturing location. More information about Polygon is available online at http://polygoncomposites.com/.
Written by Mary Perren
WKVI News Director Mary Perren is glad to be back home in northern Indiana and on the radio. She’s a North Judson native with more than 20 years of news experience. She’s worked in print and radio news in Indianapolis, Hopkinsville, Ky., Nashville, Tenn. and most recently in Winamac before taking over as news director for Kankakee Valley Broadcasting in February of 2013. Her work has been honored by the Associated Press, StateNets News Association, Curb Foundation, Hoosier State Press Association and IBA. When she’s not sitting in the anchor chair or chasing down news, Mary enjoys shopping for antiques, attending concerts and taking long walks and rides in her vintage Saab convertible, weather permitting. She’s also a hopelessly devoted Chicago Cubs fanatic who still cringes at the mention of Steve Garvey and Josh Beckett and maintains it wasn’t Steve Bartman’s fault.