Trent and Tyler Kimbrell are examples of how an internship can lead to a community’s brain gain instead of brain drain.
The twins graduated in 2007 from Trinity Lutheran High School and, like many other bright, young graduates, went off into the world to make their mark.
With scholarships to Rose Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, neither planned to return to Seymour to live and work.
But an internship with Cummins Inc. changed that. Now, both work there full time.
Jackson County Industrial Development Corp. and the Jackson County Education Coalition hope to model the Kimbrells’ success by connecting more local college students with area companies for internships and other job opportunities. The goal is to help attract county graduates back here to work.
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