Greater Lafayette is invested in the future.  Greater Lafayette Commerce, Tippecanoe educational entities, governance, and corporations work closely to ensure area children are immersed in a curriculum that prepares youth for post graduate careers and workplace success.


Exposing Youth to High Skill, High Demand Careers

The State of Advanced Manufacturing is a week-long event that provides educators and students in grades K-12 across the Greater Lafayette region the opportunity to learn more about high tech advanced manufacturing and logistics careers.

In 2018 we exposed 1,600+ area students to manufacturing.

Learn more about our State of Advanced Manufacturing programs:


Equipping Youth with Coding Skills

Coder Dojo is a coding club and a collaborative effort between several community partners to expose kids age 7-17 to coding activities which include app development, game creation, Python and JavaScript programming, and a variety of hands on robotic activities.


Rewarding Our High Achieving Youth & Educators

Career & Technical Education Awards

Greater Lafayette Commerce works in partnership with the Wildcat Creek Career Cooperative to recognize Tippecanoe county high school students, for singular outstanding performance in their field of study.  Course offerings range from Agricultural Power to Textiles and Fashion and enable students to enter the workforce with advance training and readiness to succeed and contribute back to the community. 


In 2019, forty- two area high school students were honored.

Golden Apple

This award recognizes and celebrates the positive contributions of educational leaders in Tippecanoe County.  Educators are nominated by students, parents and colleagues.

In 2019, five educational leaders were honored.

Nominate a deserving educator today!  



Workforce Development Director

Kara Webb

337 Columbia St

Lafayette, IN 47901

(765) 742-4044

(765) 742-6276


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