Vincennes University to host Pharmacy Technician Open House in Plainfield

Vincennes University’s training site at MADE@Plainfield will welcome the community for a public open house on Wednesday, Dec. 8, from 6-7 p.m. The open house will feature VU’s Pharmacy Technician program, with a unique online cohort starting in January for Plainfield-area students.

Visitors to the event can meet with VU’s Pharmacy Technician program faculty, see the MADE facility, and learn more about applying to the program. Students who attend the open house and apply to the program will receive priority admission preference to the Pharmacy Technician program.

VU faculty and staff will be on hand to speak about the opportunities available to pharmacy technicians. This career field is in high demand. A national outlook reveals a need for 31,700 pharmacy technicians per year from 2020 to 2030. This particular challenge is due to the aging workforce and overall shortage of trained technicians.

“We’re excited to invite students to learn more about VU’s pharmacy technician program,” VU Pharmacy Technician Program Chair Jillian Kiefer said. “Coming to the open house is the best way for interested students to see if this program is a good fit. The pharmacy technician industry is fast evolving. There is no ceiling to the career opportunities that wait for trained professionals.”

VU’s pharmacy technician program at MADE@Plainfield is an 8-month program with a combination of online instruction and hands-on practical training. In addition, eligible students will receive scholarships through Indiana’s Next Level Jobs program.

According to VU Vice President of Workforce Development and Community Services David Tucker said, “Next Level Jobs is a great way to get Hoosiers started on a new and exciting career path. Any Indiana resident without an associate degree or higher who qualifies will have all of their tuition and fees paid by the program. The pharmacy technician program in Plainfield allows students to earn a certificate at little to no cost, which can ultimately lead to great paying jobs in the pharmaceutical industry.”

The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Jillian Kiefer at jkiefer@vinu.edu or 812-888-4470.