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“ People now have jobs or now have better than low-paying jobs ,” he said of AAMP . “ Some of these people were living ( before AAMP ) on public assistance or living week to week .”
Sixty-one percent of the 110 people who completed the program have maintained employment , according to Slayton .
“ This is how we hoped the program would grow for the community ,” he said . “ We have individuals that need a career , and they are stepping up .”
Cory Sharp , director of Purdue Polytechnic-Anderson , said a team effort is required to recruit students and community partners .
“ The team is working to make it a high-quality program for the students ,” he explained . “ This is a special program . I have seen the impact on the lives of the students and for the companies .”
Anderson Mayor Thomas Broderick Jr . said the vision for AAMP started in 2018 to
Phyllis Woods attended the Anderson Advanced Manufacturing Program graduation of her son , Frank , at the Purdue Polytechnic Institute .

After visiting Lafayette , I realized this was something we need to do in Anderson . We looked at other programs around the state to learn from them .