Community collaboration seeks to bring awareness to workforce development initiatives through technologically advanced, interactive learning experience.

On Wednesday, March 16, the results of a community collaboration focused on ensuring local students have access to the most technologically advanced learning environments possible will be revealed. The New and Emerging Automation Technology (NEAT) Experience will provide hands-on opportunities for individuals of all ages to interact with technology and build awareness of Vigo County’s unique Multiple Career Pathways curriculum.

Members of the public are invited to attend the ribbon cutting, scheduled for 3:30 p.m. in front of the Center City Building at 630 Wabash Avenue in downtown Terre Haute.

The NEAT Experience is a technology-based, interactive learning opportunity which will help the community understand the importance of global competitiveness in robotics, computer numerical controlled (CNC) technology, and welding. In addition, younger students can also learn the importance of other pathways such as: automotive services, construction trades and electronics.

The NEAT Experience is a result of collaboration between the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Terre Haute Economic Development Corporation, Western Indiana Workforce Investment Board, Region 7 Works Council, Vigo County Education Foundation and the Vigo County School Corporation.

The NEAT Experience will also be available for public viewing on the main floor at the Homebuilders Association of Greater Terre Haute’s Home Show at Hulman Center on March 18-20. Viewing times are as follows:

  • Friday, March 18: 4 to 7pm
  • Saturday, March 19: 10am to 7pm
  • Sunday, March 20: Noon to 5pm

For more information about the NEAT Experience, contact Doug Dillion at (812) 462-4470 or