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Free workshop at USI connects community with best practices of working with NSWC Crane

Free workshop at USI connects community with best practices of working with NSWC Crane

8/4/2017 | University Communications
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The University of Southern Indiana is hosting a free workshop on the best practices of working with Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division. “Doing business with Crane” will provide an in-depth look at how to engage with Crane as a contractor, an entrepreneur, an industry that can leverage their intellectual property or a potential employee. The workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, August 24 at the Griffin Center on USI’s campus.

“Crane has a huge impact in our region, state and country’s national security,” said Daniela Vidal, director of USI Opportunity Development. “By making industry, academia, entrepreneurs and our workforce aware of the many ways they can leverage this huge asset, we can maximize the impact Crane can have in its own backyard.”

Below is an agenda for the August 24 event:

8:00 a.m. – Overview of NSWC Crane - Kyle Werner, NSWC Crane

8:30 a.m. – “Doing business with crane” - Matt Burkett, NSWC Crane
“Resources for Businesses to Understand How to Navigate Federal, State, Local Contracts” - Jim Haddan, Procurement Technical Assistance Center and Lisa Hoverman, State of IN SBIR / STTR Program Director

9:30 a.m. – Networking break

10:00 a.m. – “Using Crane’s Inventions to Start a Business” - Brooke Pyne, NSWC Crane and Wes Evans, 5D Analytics

11:45 a.m. – Networking break

12:15 p.m. – “Federal Employment Workshop” - Earl Isom, WorkOne
“NSWC Crane Job Opportunities” - NSWC Crane Human Resources Representative

NSWC Crane logo“The goal is to bring awareness of the many opportunities that can be leveraged at Crane and connect the region with the key points of contact,” said Vidal. “We are hoping participants can leave with a new appreciation of this amazing asset we have in our region and practical knowledge of how to leverage it for our own needs.”

This event is made possible through the efforts of Indiana Procurement Technical Assistance Center, Indiana Economic Development Center, Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division, Southwest Indiana Chamber, WorkOne Southwest, American Job Center and the University of Southern Indiana.

For more information and to register for the free event, visit

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