Ivy Tech Holds Fifth Annual Service Week in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

EVANSVILLE, IN – Ivy Tech Community College Southwest announces its fifth annual Service Week in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The Service Week begins Monday, January 18, 2016, and will continue through Saturday, January 23. Through this event, Ivy Tech encourages its students and employees to volunteer in the community in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Students and employees will be volunteering and completing projects at organizations across the tri-state, including: 

  • Boys and Girls Club
  • CK Newsome Center
  • Evansville African American Museum
  • Evansville ARC
  • Holly’s House
  • Mother Teresa Treasures Thrift Store
  • North Park Baptist Church
  • St. Vincent’s Child Care
  • Tri-State Food Bank
  • YWCA 

On Saturday, January 23, from 9:00 a.m. to Noon, Ivy Tech Community College will host a card-making party. At this popular crafting event, volunteers will create greeting cards for local nursing home residents. _________________________________________________________________

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest single-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.  It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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Ivy Tech Holds Fifth Annual Service Week in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Ivy Tech & Deaconess Announce Partnership to Benefit Employees

EVANSVILLE, IN- Ivy Tech Community College and Deaconess Health System announced an innovative new partnership today, Achieve Your Degree. The Deaconess Achieve Your Degree program will provide guidance and financial assistance to any Deaconess Health System employee interested in pursuing an education at Ivy Tech Community College.

“We are excited to expand our partnership with Ivy Tech Community College and provide our staff the opportunity to further their education and skills training,” said Linda E. White, President and CEO of Deaconess Health System. “Participation in Achieve Your Degree will produce well-educated health care professionals in a variety of important fields while simultaneously addressing the need for post-secondary education.  It’s a win-win situation for our entire community.”

The Achieve your Degree program is open to all Deaconess employees who are eligible for tuition reimbursement, and they can begin participating immediately. Employees will also be able to start classes during Ivy Tech’s spring semester, which begins on January 11, 2016. Participants will be encouraged to pursue coursework that is applicable to their current or desired position at Deaconess, and it is anticipated that Nursing, Surgical Technology, CNA, Phlebotomy, Medical Assisting, and Paramedic Science will be among the most frequently selected programs.

There will be no out-of-pocket tuition costs for Deaconess employees to participate in the program. Tuition will be covered by a combination of financial aid and tuition reimbursement. Another benefit that all employees will receive is deferred tuition (which will cover any initial fees) and in-state tuition rates regardless of their location.

“Employers across the state are struggling to find qualified and skilled workers. With the Achieve Your Degree program, Ivy Tech Community College is helping employers to develop that talent from within,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor, Jonathan Weinzapfel. “In addition, by participating in the Achieve your Degree program, Deaconess is investing in their employees and helping them to grow both personally and professionally.”

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Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Deaconess was founded in 1892 by a group of Protestant ministers and laymen who felt called to care for the sick. More than 120 years later, Deaconess Health System has become the premier provider of health care services to three states and 26 counties. We continue our mission of providing quality health care services with a compassionate and caring spirit to the community.

Deaconess Health System consists of six hospitals in Southern Indiana: Deaconess Hospital, Deaconess Gateway Hospital, The Women’s Hospital, The Heart Hospital, Deaconess Cross Pointe, and HealthSouth Deaconess Rehabilitation Hospital. Additionally, the health system includes Deaconess Clinic, a fully integrated multispecialty group featuring primary care physicians as well as top specialty doctors. Also included in the health system are a freestanding Cancer Center, Urgent Care facilities, a network of preferred hospitals and doctors, more than 20 care sites, and multiple partnerships with other community health care providers.

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Ivy Tech & Deaconess Announce Partnership to Benefit Employees

Ivy Tech to Host Pet Therapy Events for Students

EVANSVILLE, IN- Ivy Tech Community College Southwest announces today that it will host Paws ‘N Relax events during finals week from December 14 – 16. During Paws ‘N Relax, students can enjoy the stress-reducing benefits of visiting with Certified Therapy Dogs. The events will be held in Ivy Tech’s Koch Student Center located at 3501 N. First Ave.

Monday, December 14: 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. and 4:00—6:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 15: 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, December 16: 10:00 a.m.– 2:00 p.m.

The Welborn Foundation Wellness and Fitness Center developed Paws ‘N Relax to help students manage the stress of final examinations.  “Studies have shown that pets (dogs) help lower anxiety and blood pressure,” says Amy Lutzel, Ivy Tech’s Wellness and Fitness Coordinator, “we are always looking for ways to help our students de-stress as stress takes such a toll on the body and can cause numerous health issues.”

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Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest single-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana.  It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.  It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Ivy Tech to Host Pet Therapy Events for Students

Ivy Tech Tell City Cuts Ribbon on New Laboratory

TELL CITY, IN- Ivy Tech Community College Southwest announces today a new state-of-the-art health laboratory at its Tell City campus. The 1,315 sq. ft. lab was designed for use in Anatomy and Physiology courses as well as general science courses. 34 anatomical models were provided for the laboratory by the Southwest Indiana Area Health Education Center (SWIAEHC).

The Ivy Tech health laboratory was completed in the spring of 2015 and the total project cost to the College was just over $260,000. Prior to this laboratory, the College offered Anatomy & Physiology classes at the Tell City High School laboratory. Ivy Tech also plans to offer future courses for students interested in completing a certificate in Phlebotomy.

This project is important to the College and the community as Anatomy & Physiology is a gateway course for many health professions. A special thank you to the city of Tell City for their unending support of the College.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

 

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Ivy Tech Tell City Cuts Ribbon on New Laboratory

Ivy Tech to Host Business Professionals of America Conference

EVANSVILLE, IN — Ivy Tech Community College will host the Indiana Business Professionals of America (BPA) District Ten Leadership Conference on Saturday, December 5. The event will be held at Ivy Tech’s Evansville campus, located at 3501 N First Avenue. Nearly 450 students from 17 area high schools in Vanderburgh, Warrick, Posey, Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Pike, Knox, and Daviess counties will be competing.

Business Professionals of America Leadership Conference (High School Competition)
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Events will take place from approximately 7:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Awards begin: 2:30 p.m.
Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus

Students will be competing in contests in over fifty categories, under the four broad topics of Finance, Information Technology, Administrative Support, and Management/Marketing/Human Resources. Participants are competing for the honor of representing Indiana Business Professionals of America District Ten at the State Leadership Conference in March and ultimately at the National Leadership Conference in Anaheim, California, at the end of April. Ivy Tech employees will be volunteering as judges for the events.

What is BPA? Business Professionals of America is the leading CTSO (Career Technical Student Organization) for students pursuing careers in business management, office administration, information technology and other related career fields. Indiana BPA has close to 2,700 members in over 90 chapters.
BPA is a “co-curricular” organization that supports business and information technology educators by offering curriculum based on national standards. Resources and materials are available on-line and designed to be customized to a school’s program. The Workplace Skills Assessment Program (WSAP) prepares students to succeed and assesses real-world business skills and problem solving abilities in finance, management, IT and computer applications. Visit BPA.org for additional information.
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Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

Ivy Tech to Host Business Professionals of America Conference

Ivy Tech to Offer Fiat Chrysler Automobile Technician Training Program

EVANSVILLE, IN- Ivy Tech Community College Southwest announces today that it will now offer the Chrysler Automobiles Mopar Career Automotive Program to students as they complete their training in Ivy Tech’s Automotive program.

Earlier this year, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) US LLC announced the launch of this strategic automotive technician program with the National Coalition of Certification Centers to develop a critical stream of highly-trained technicians for FCA US dealers nationwide. Via the program, general automotive students enrolled in select two-year programs across the country, such as Ivy Tech Community College, will simultaneously be certified as Mopar Level 1 Technicians.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US LLC established the Mopar Career Automotive Program in partnership with the National Coalition of Certification Centers (NC3) in order to train approximately 1,000 students annually in more than 100 colleges. The program builds on the existing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles US Mopar Career Automotive Program by providing a larger geographic footprint to serve more dealers in a highly scalable, online certification model.

According to John Fox, Global Director of Dealer Training at FCA US, “Leveraging NC3’s network of outstanding educational members and rigorous performance standards, the Mopar CAP Local Program will allow FCA US to reach the corporation’s goal of more than 5,000 additional skilled service technicians by 2018”. Mr. Fox added, “Not only will our dealerships gain much needed, highly-skilled technicians, but each will have the specialized training and familiarity with FCA dealerships to make them highly effective on day one of employment.”

Expressway Dodge has shown interest in becoming Ivy Tech Community College’s dealership sponsor, and is willing provide assistance with technical training and job placement.

Reflecting on the new Mopar CAP Local partnership with FCA US, Roger Tadajewski, Executive Director of NC3 noted, “The foresight and national leadership that FCA has taken toward training the next generation of skilled professionals puts it in a class of its own across all industries beyond automotive. Combined with NC3’s colleges’ deep commitment to industry-education partnerships and industry-driven education, the Mopar CAP Local program sets a new bar in America for how training should be conducted.”

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About Ivy Tech
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest single-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

About NC3
NC3-National Coalition of Certification Centers is a network of education providers and corporations that supports, advances, and validates new and emerging technology skills in the transportation, aviation, and energy industry sectors. NC3 develops, implements and sustains industry-recognized portable certifications built on national skill standards. Learn more at http://www.nc3.net
About FCA US LLC
FCA US LLC is a North American automaker with a new name and a long history. Headquartered in Auburn Hills, Michigan, FCA US is a member of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (FCA) family of companies. FCA US designs, engineers, manufactures and sells vehicles under the Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, Ram and FIAT brands as well as the SRT performance vehicle designation. The company also distributes the Alfa Romeo 4C model and Mopar products. FCA US is building upon the historic foundations of Chrysler, the innovative American automaker first established by Walter P. Chrysler in 1925; and Fiat, founded in Italy in 1899 by pioneering entrepreneurs, including Giovanni Agnelli.

FCA, the seventh-largest automaker in the world based on total annual vehicle sales, is an international automotive group. FCA is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FCAU” and on the Mercato Telematico Azionario under the symbol “FCA.”

Ivy Tech to Offer Fiat Chrysler Automobile Technician Training Program