Ivy Tech Workforce Alignment Offers Truck Driver Training in Perry and Dubois Counties

truckEVANSVILLE, IND.- Ivy Tech Community College’s Workforce Alignment is now offering CDL training in both Perry and Dubois counties. 

The program is designed for individuals interested in a career as a professional truck driver, or those already employed in the trucking industry looking to refresh their skills. Students will receive extensive truck driving instruction and maximum driving time. The tuition cost for the program includes CDL permit, Class A license testing, DOT physical, training materials, and more. In addition, WorkOne may offer tuition assistance. The trucking industry needs more than 400,000 new drivers every year and our graduates earn upwards of $60,000. 

Classes run for four weeks. Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age, and have a valid Indiana driver’s license. 

To register or to receive more information, call Marinia Minter at 812-429-9868, or email mminter5@ivytech.edu.

Ivy Tech Workforce Alignment Offers Truck Driver Training in Perry and Dubois Counties

Ivy Tech Community College to host Express Enrollment Day in December

express-enrollment-rsvpEVANSVILLE, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College will host Express Enrollment Day at its Evansville main campus, 3501 N First Avenue, on Thursday, December 5, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. During the event, students can visit participating Ivy Tech locations for an in-person enrollment experience.

Ivy Tech encourages all new students to participate, even if they have yet to enroll. Everyone is welcome. This one-day event will allow prospective students 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. Students can stop by at any time, but they 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 IvyTech.edu/EEDay.

Ivy Tech Community College to host Express Enrollment Day in December

Ivy Tech Evansville Cyber Security Students Place in Competition

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Evansville, Ind.— Over the past weekend Ivy Tech Evansville Cyber Security students participated in the fall season of the National Cyber League (NCL), an online puzzle-based, capture-the-flag style cybersecurity competition. In the team competition, Jason Reese  (Newburgh), Andrea Wall (Newburgh), Nicholas Paladini (Evansville), Matthew Martin (Evansville), Eric Frumkin (Evansville), and Joseph Gerhardt (Evansville) placed 20 out of 242 teams in the silver bracket (88 out of 781 teams overall).

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 https://www.ivytech.edu/cyber-security/ .

Ivy Tech Evansville Cyber Security Students Place in Competition

Ivy Tech Community College Offers College 101 Event

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Evansville, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus will host College 101, an on-campus event for potential students and their families about the many different aspects of going to college. The event is planned for Thursday, Nov. 14, from 6-8 p.m. in Vectren Auditorium (Room 147), at Ivy Tech’s main campus, 3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville.

During the event, information will be shared about the more than 50 programs of study offered at Ivy Tech, the transferability of credits to other institutions of higher learning, financial aid and scholarships available, how to apply and enroll, and much more.

College 101 is free and open to all potential students, including high school Ivy Tech dual credit students and 21st Century Scholars. Participants are encouraged to RSVP prior to attending the event. All details, including the list of participating locations, can be found at IvyTech.edu/College101.

For additional information, call 812-429-1391.

Ivy Tech Community College Offers College 101 Event

Chancellor Weinzapfel Leaving Ivy Tech Community College to Join Jones Wallace

Evansville, IN – Jonathan Weinzapfel, chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus, is resigning his position to join the law firm Jones Wallace LLC, an Evansville legal firm providing service to mid-size tri-state businesses, as partner.  His last day with Ivy Tech will be November 30. Evansville Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Kelly Cozart, will serve as the campus interim chancellor upon Weinzapfel’s departure.

”I have enjoyed my time at Ivy Tech.  Its mission of providing folks a head start on a great career or a solid foundation to earn their baccalaureate degree is vital to the future of our state and its communities.  With a great team of individuals in Evansville, we have accomplished a lot and I am very proud of our work,” Weinzapfel said.  “Nonetheless, after five and a half years, it is time for me to move on to new professional challenges.  I look forward to getting back into the active practice of law.”

Weinzapfel began his tenure at Ivy Tech in May 2014, as chancellor of the newly merged Evansville and Terre Haute campuses and their associated sites. In 2017, the two regions separated, and he remained chancellor in Evansville.

Weinzapfel led several initiatives designed to serve Southwest Indiana business, industry, and residents during his 5+ years at the state community college.

One of these was the Achieve Your Degree program, which began on the Evansville campus, and now has spread to nearly all of the 19 campuses throughout the state. This program, which began with Old National Bank, offers an opportunity for an employer who has tuition remission benefits to have the ability to offer a free community college education to their employees, with no upfront costs. Ivy Tech assists students with the college and financial aid application and defers billing until the end of the semester – ensuring that students take advantage of any financial aid opportunities for which they qualify. The company tuition plan then covers the balance per their own company policy.

“Jonathan has served Ivy Tech Community College and our Evansville community well.  He developed new intuitive programs like Achieve Your Degree, which started at the campus and grew into a statewide model endorsed by the Indiana Chamber with more than 170 companies and several thousands of their employees pursuing degrees and credentials in high demand careers,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said.  “We wish Jonathan well in his future endeavors and thank him for his commitment to our students.”

The College Connection Coach initiative, also began on the Evansville and Terre Haute campuses, and has been instituted at several other Ivy Tech campuses. These coaches are embedded in area high schools and work closely with high school students to help them with understanding the value of higher education and with the search and application process. The newest addition to this initiative is reaching down into the middle schools to build the college-going philosophy with students and families; and to assist with the application for 21st Century Scholars, which offers a free college education.

Another such effort that was developed under Weinzapfel’s leadership is Pathways Plus which offers a way to help prepare high school students for high-wage, high-demand careers that exist in Southwest Indiana communities. It allows students to complete a college credential before they graduate from high school. Pathways Plus builds on the many dual credit courses already offered in the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation and the Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center. By combining dual credits students are earning at their school, with dual enrollment courses offered at Ivy Tech, the college and school corporation are providing intentional career pathways that can lead to a college credential.

Weinzapfel currently serves on the Indiana Humanities Board of Trustees, the Vanderburgh Community Foundation Advisory Board, and the Board of Directors for Deaconess Health Systems, WNIN, Economic Development Coalition of Southwestern Indiana, Indiana United Ways, and the United Way of Southwestern Indiana. He is also a member of Rotary of Evansville, Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce and Jasper Chamber of Commerce.

Prior to his role at Ivy Tech, he was a practicing attorney at Faegre Baker Daniels. His professional experience includes serving as the Mayor of the City of Evansville (2004-2011) and State Representative in the Indiana General Assembly (1999-2003).

Some of his notable experiences include serving as a Legislative Assistant to Congressman Frank McCloskey (1990-1993), Deputy Commissioner for the Indiana Department of Labor (1998-1999), Public Relations Manager at Old National Bank (1993-1995), and Sales Representative for Eli Lilly and Company (1988-1990).

Chancellor Weinzapfel Leaving Ivy Tech Community College to Join Jones Wallace