Ivy Tech Community College, EVSC Partner to Prepare High School Students For Careers with Local Employers

Evansville, IN – The Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus last week approved a Memorandum of Understanding to build career and academic pathways that allow EVSC high school students to earn a college credential that is highly valued in the workforce at little or no cost to the student.

In order to better prepare today’s high school student for good-paying jobs with local employers, EVSC and Ivy Tech have created a formal partnership between the college, local business and industry, and the school corporation to effectively create a preK-14 educational system.  While students won’t be required to attend two additional years of school to participate in this program, it does ensure that high school students can acquire the education and work skills provided through a rigorous community college education that employers demand.

“Through this partnership, every student will have the chance to earn a certification, certificate or technical certificate in high-skilled, high-demand fields that is highly valued in the workplace,” said Jonathan Weinzapfel, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Evansville. “This will create great career opportunities and build a brighter future for young people to make a decent living, raise a family and contribute back to our community.”

EVSC Superintendent David Smith said, “This is a tangible example of the partnerships we are creating to prepare students for future success. We are committed to doing everything possible to support our students in reaching their goals in life after high school.”

OptIN’s mission is to introduce, explore and prepare EVSC students for all pathways leading to high-wage, high-demand careers paired with student interest, abilities, skills and knowledge. This work, in collaboration with leading community partners, will expand post-secondary options and opportunities for students throughout the EVSC.

By intentionally sequencing dual credit and dual enrollment courses offered respectively by EVSC and Ivy Tech in pathways outlined in EVSC’s OptIN program, a high school student should be able to earn a credential before graduating.  EVSC students have the potential to earn college credentials in Advanced Manufacturing, Industrial Technology, Automotive Technology, Visual Communications and Business Administration.  Additional pathways in Healthcare, Information Technology, Logistics and Transportation are currently being built for students.

This partnership will help to eliminate duplication of course materials and instruction and maximize the use of equipment, facilities, resources, and faculty so that students may complete programs in a cost and time efficient manner. Weinzapfel noted that private sector support of this program will assist in holding students and families harmless financially.

Weinzapfel said in addition, the MOU outlines how Ivy Tech and EVSC will expand educational opportunities also for students already planning on going to college, by creating academic pathways to allow students to earn a post-secondary credential to transfer to other post-secondary institutions in Indiana, though Ivy Tech’s seamless Transfer as a Junior initiative.

“I want to applaud Superintendent David Smith’s vision in creating OptIN and his relentless focus on creating a brighter future for young people in our community,” Weinzapfel said. “This agreement would not have been possible without his foresight and the support of the school board and the OptIN advisory council.”

According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development Research & Analysis, 82 percent of the projected job openings through 2024 will require less than a four-year degree. Twenty-five  percent of the manufacturing workforce is eligible to retire today; and 45 percent will be eligible to retire by 2024.

These opportunities are expected to begin by Fall 2019. For additional information, please send questions to Optin@evsck12.com.

Ivy Tech Community College, EVSC Partner to Prepare High School Students For Careers with Local Employers

Express Enrollment Days Planned at Ivy Tech Evansville

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Evansville, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College is hosting two Express Enrollment Day events on Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at its Evansville campus located at 3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville.

During Express Enrollment, prospective students will have the opportunity to register early for spring classes and receive assistance with the enrollment process. It also is an opportunity to meet the December 1 financial aid priority date (the date students must complete financial aid requirements to be awarded aid on the first day of classes).

These events are free and participants are encouraged to RSVP. All details can be found at IvyTech.edu/EEDay.

Express Enrollment Days Planned at Ivy Tech Evansville

Next Level Jobs Event Planned at Ivy Tech Community College

Evansville, IN — An opportunity to learn more about earning a free workplace certificate is planned October 18 from 6-8 p.m. at Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus.

The Next Level Jobs event will explain about educational opportunities on the Evansville campus and will showcase two employers, St.Vincent and SABIC. Next Level Jobs is an initiative through the Office of the Governor, using workforce ready grant monies to pay for individuals to be trained for high-value careers.

On the Evansville campus, areas of study include:  Advanced Manufacturing, IT and Business Services, Health and Life Sciences, and Transportation and Logistics.

At this event, individuals will find out if they qualify for the free workforce credential, and can begin steps to enroll for the spring semester.NLJ Design_Ad

 

Next Level Jobs Event Planned at Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College offers Express Enrollment events to help students register early for spring semester

express-enrollment-rsvpEVANSVILLE, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College is hosting two Express Enrollment Day events on Tuesday, October 23 and Wednesday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., at its Evansville campus located at 3501 N First Avenue in Evansville.

During Express Enrollment, prospective students will have the opportunity to register early for spring classes and meet the December 1 financial aid priority date (the date students must complete financial aid requirements to be awarded aid on the first day of classes). In addition, Ivy Tech representatives will be available to assist with the enrollment process.

These events are free and participants are encouraged to RSVP. All details, including the list of participating locations, can be found at IvyTech.edu/EEDay.

Ivy Tech Community College offers Express Enrollment events to help students register early for spring semester

Ivy Tech Now Has Bike Share Program

20181008_130518Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus is the newest location for the Evansville Trails Coalition Upgrade Bike Share Program.

A celebration of the opening of this location, on the corner Colonial Avenue and First Avenue adjacent to the Ivy Tech campus, is planned at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 9. The community is invited to attend. Refreshments and a limited supply of free passes and other items will be provided. The event is free and open to the public.

Ivy Tech Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel said he is pleased to have Ivy Tech sponsor this location. “We want our students and the public to have access to this transportation option,” Weinzapfel said. “Not only is it easily accessible on the corner of First Avenue at our campus, but it also provides a healthy and less costly alternative to traveling around Evansville.”

To use the bikes, interested individuals need to:

  1. Download the Zagster app and join the Upgrade Bike Share. Full information is available at bike.zagster.com/upgrade
  2. Find the bike number and enter it into the Zagster app to get an unlock code.
  3. Enter the unlock code into the on-bike keypad.
  4. Use the bike as needed for $3 an hour. (monthly, annual, and annual student memberships available)
  5. Return the bike at the nearest Upgrade Zagster station.
  6. Lock the bike and place the docking cable into the port and tap “end ride” into the Zagster app.
  7. There are also options available to text message to ride the bike.

Since the Evansville Trails Coalition launched the program in 2016, the Upgrade Bike Share Program ridership has climbed steadily to more than 7,000 rides, with more than 3000 active members.

With this new location, Evansville now has eight bike locations: Ivy Tech, Evansville Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Haynie’s Corner, downtown YMCA, Franklin Street West Library, North Main Street, University of Evansville and Deaconess Sports Park.

Ivy Tech Now Has Bike Share Program