High School READI Program

Ivy Tech Community College and Purdue University, from the Indiana Economic Development Corporation's READI program, have developed a new semiconductor workforce development program for high school rising juniors and seniors in the Greater Lafayette region. This partnership will provide opportunities for local high school and college students to pursue careers as technicians, operators, and engineers to support the region's semiconductor industry. Exciting planned activities for this summer include: hands-on experience with faculty at Ivy Tech and Purdue, site visits to area manufacturers who use semiconductors, opportunities to hear from industry leaders, and connect with like-minded peers.

Two week summer program for 60 rising Junior and Senior high school students in the Greater Lafayette Region: Benton, Carroll, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties.

Program Dates: Summer 2024 Dates

June 3 - 14

Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Application Now Open!

Application Deadline March 15, 2024.

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If you are a teacher/administrator at a high school in one of the READI program counties (Benton, Carroll, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White) and you are open to having someone from the READI team visit your school/class to share more about this opportunity, please fill out the recruitment survey linked below.

Recruitment Survey

Student and Parent Info Session

High School READI Program - Student and Parent Info Session



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Will I be paid for participating in this program?

Students will receive a stipend at the completion of the program

Will lunch be provided?

Lunch will be provided everyday

Does this program have a cost?

There is no registration fee or program cost to participate

Is this a residential program?

No, students will be dismissed from campus locations at 4:00 PM each day. This is not an over-night program.

Will transportation be provided?

Students will need to provide their own transportation to Ivy Tech Community College - Lafayette and Purdue University, bus charter transportation will be provided for site visits to Greater Lafayette and State-wide Industry Partners

When will I know if I have been accepted into the program?

Admissions Decisions will be sent out via email mid-April

Can I live outside the Greater Lafayette Area and still participate?

Student must be enrolled in a high school within one of the following counties: Benton, Carroll, Fountain, Tippecanoe, Warren, and White counties

Do I have to attend the entire duration of the program?

We understand life happens, but we highly encourage students to commit to attending the entire duration of the program.

What hours does the program run, and on what days?

The program will run Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Do I need knowledge of semiconductors or any other electronics?

While the application does ask what STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) courses you have taken, it is not required to have experience in semiconductors or engineering.


Please email readi@purdue.edu