Next Level Jobs: An Opportunity to Earn a High-Value Certificate FOR FREE


logo-horz.dd32d358The Workforce Ready Grant gives Hoosiers an opportunity to remove financial barriers that can prevent them from receiving the training they need to obtain a Next Level Job and thrive in today’s economy. This includes the opportunity for working-age adults to earn a high-value certificate at Ivy Tech Community College – free of cost to the student.

Managed in partnership by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the Workforce Ready grant promotes the high-value certificate programs in the five sectors that align with Indiana’s economy:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Information Technology and Business Technology
  • Transportation and Logistics

Covered Costs

  • Tuition and required fees associated with courses that apply toward an approved Workforce Ready Grant eligible program (excludes book(s) charges)
  • Only costs in excess of federal grants, state grants and scholarships are covered


Next Level Jobs: An Opportunity to Earn a High-Value Certificate FOR FREE

Nearly 2,600 Credentials to be Conferred Upon Ivy Tech Community College Students May 10

EVANSVILLE, IN- Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus will confer degrees upon more than 1,700 individuals graduating Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the Ford Center in Evansville. A total of nearly 2,600 Certificates, Technical Certificates, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees will be awarded. Approximately 400 students will take part in the ceremony on Friday. The public is encouraged to attend the free event. No tickets are required.

Derrick Stewart, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, will be the guest speaker at Ivy Tech’s Commencement. Stewart, formerly a six-year member of the Evansville Campus Board of Trustees, was also the CEO of the local YMCA for 10 years. Under his leadership, the Y experienced significant growth in core programs and philanthropic support, launched new initiatives, expanded and improved facilities, and positioned itself as an influential voice in the non-profit community. Also speaking during the ceremony will be Evansville Campus Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel; Kara Monroe, Ivy Tech provost and senior vice president; and Newburgh resident and ASAP student Gina Nalley. Amanda Crowe, vice president of Human Resources at the Evansville Rescue Mission and 2008 Ivy Tech graduate, will be honored as Distinguished Alumna.

Among the more than 1,700 students graduating are 54 working adults who benefited from the Achieve Your Degree program. “With the skills and knowledge they have gained, these individuals will be better able to perform their work responsibilities and have a stronger foundation for future professional success,” said Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel.  There are also 670 students who will be earning their Associate of Applied Science degree through Ivy Tech’s Apprenticeship Programs, Weinzapfel added. This is an earn-and-learn model combining on the job training with related classroom instruction that increases an apprentice’s skill level and wages.

There will also be 90 high school students who receive their college degree or credential – even before graduating from high school. These students currently attend the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s Early College High School, housed at Ivy Tech; Harwood Career Preparatory High School, Perry County High School and Tell City High School. Weinzapfel explained that the students are able to earn these degrees by combining dual credit offered through Ivy Tech with dual enrollment courses. Ten of the Early College students are earning two associate degrees. They will use Ivy Tech’s Transfer as a Junior Program to begin their baccalaureate studies as a junior at one of Ivy Tech’s partner colleges.

“We believe that every high school student should and can earn a post-secondary credential before graduating from high school,” Weinzapfel added. “Education must be viewed as a continuum. We have changed that mindset for working adults through the Achieve Your Degree program. We can and must do the same for all high school students.” Ivy Tech is working with area business and industry to establish the resources needed.

This year, 31% of Ivy Tech’s graduating class is completing with a GPA of 3.5 or higher – and 21% are graduating Summa Cum Laude – 4.0.

Nearly 2,600 Credentials to be Conferred Upon Ivy Tech Community College Students May 10

Ivy Tech Community College to host Express Enrollment Day in May

express-enrollment-rsvpEVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Ivy Tech Community College Evansville, Tell City and Princeton locations will host an Express Enrollment Day on Tuesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. During this event, prospective students can visit a participating Ivy Tech location for an in-person enrollment experience.

With Ivy Tech staff onsite, students will have the opportunity to register for classes, discuss financial aid options and meet with academic advisors. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about assessment options. For students without school transcripts or test scores to provide, the ACCUPLACER assessment can assist them in determining the classes that align with their needs.

Ivy Tech is dedicated to helping students adjust to college life, move through programs efficiently and expand their careers. The first part of that commitment involves helping students know their way around. During Express Enrollment Day, students can complete the FYIvy online orientation and schedule in-person orientation sessions, including campus tours.

Express Enrollment Day is free. However, students are encouraged to RSVP, ensuring that each location can effectively serve its community. For more details, including a list of participating Ivy Tech locations, visit

Ivy Tech Community College to host Express Enrollment Day in May

Ivy Tech Evansville Cyber Security Students Place at Competitions

Evansville, Ind.— Ivy Tech Evansville students Jason Reese (Newburgh) and Matthew Martin (Evansville) placed sixth and Andrea Wall (Newburgh) and Nicholas Paladini (Evansville) placed seventh out of 140 students on 14 teams in the statewide Ivy Tech Community College Information Technology Challenge in Indianapolis on April 26.

Also last week, Ivy Tech Evansville teams took home national honors. One team comprised of Jason Reese (Newburgh), Josh Hill (Evansville), Matthew Martin (Evansville), and Sean Gross (Newburgh) placed 88th and the second team Andrea Wall (Newburgh), Nicholas Paladini (Evansville), Hart Wallace (Evansville) and Nicholaus Abate (Newburgh) placed 138th out of 627 teams in the spring season of the National Cyber League, an online puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style cybersecurity competition.

Ivy Tech is certified by the National Security Agency (NSA) as a Center for Cyber Security in education for two-year colleges and is one of the few two-year colleges to offer this program. To find out more about the Cyber Security/Information Security program visit .

Ivy Tech Evansville Cyber Security Students Place at Competitions