ASAP Night Planned Jan. 30 at Ivy Tech Evansville

ASAPThose interested in an accelerated completion of their college degree may be interested in attending the Ivy Tech Community College ASAP Night planned for Thursday, Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. at the main campus, 3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville.

The Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) at Ivy Tech is designed for high school graduates to earn an associate degree in 11 months and prepares them to transfer as a junior to a four-year college to earn a bachelor’s degree. Classes are held in small, closely-knit groups and students remain with this group throughout the program.

98% of ASAP students go on to pursue their bachelor’s degree or a second associate degree, and 100% of ASAP graduates who applied to one or more four-year college were accepted.

Mason Clark, a graduate of Mt. Vernon Senior High School, graduated from ASAP in 2019. He said that not only was there value in completing his degree quickly and with a group of like-minded individuals, he also learned a lot in several experiences the group did together. “While I, with six other members of Cohort V, was busy taking four 8-week courses at a time, I was also busy bettering the community and myself,” he said, noting all of the many service projects with which ASAP assisted. He also had the honor of being the Outstanding Graduate of the General Education Transfer Core.

Gina Nalley, also a 2019 ASAP graduate, had the honor of being selected the student commencement speaker. “This program is fast paced, but if students are willing to apply themselves, they will be given the resources they need to be successful,” she said. “In ASAP, you do not just learn about school subjects, you learn life lessons.”

For more information about the program, come to the event or go to www.ivytech.edu/asap. Those completing the Interest Form link at this site will also receive additional information.

ASAP Night Planned Jan. 30 at Ivy Tech Evansville

STEM Escape Room Event Planned for High School Girls

STEM_Flyer_v3Evansville, IN – High School girls are invited to a special Girls STEM Day promoting the career fields in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. It is designed as an Escape Room activity, where the girls will have to use concepts in these fields to solve puzzles and “escape.” It will be conducted at Ivy Tech Community College, February 29, from 9-11:30 a.m.

This free event is designed around the scenario that zombies are coming and the girls will have to solve how to get out of the room and save the pizza, before the zombies arrive.

Prizes will be awarded and lunch provided. A special activity is planned for any parents who would like to attend. Registration is limited to the first 50 students to register at http://bit.ly/HSGirlsSTEM

The event is funded through the Marilyn J. Klenck Fund for Education and Literacy at the Community Foundation Alliance, supporting southern Indiana.

STEM Escape Room Event Planned for High School Girls

Ivy Tech Offers CDL Program at Perry County Port Authority

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The Ivy Tech Truck Driving School is now open for enrollment for individuals living in the Perry County region. Students can earn their CDL in four weeks. Next class begins Feb. 3. Additional classes planned.

Tuition includes 160+ hours of instruction and drive time, materials, drug screen, Department of Transportation physical, and CDL Class A License testing.

“Ivy Tech is excited to offer this opportunity locally,” said Kyla Dowell, executive director of Ivy Tech’s Workforce Development. “With hundreds of local haul and over-the-road driving positions going unfilled in the area, Ivy Tech is offering this program to serve this major local need.”

Cost for the program is $4,100. Payment options include self-pay and third-party pay via employer sponsorship, grant funding, Veterans Affairs, WorkOne and other sources. Individuals must be 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license to enroll. The school is Veterans Affairs approved. Full funding may be available to those who qualify through WorkOne.

Training is located at the Perry County Port Authority. To learn more, call 812-429-9868 or go to www.IvyTech.Edu/TrainedAndReady

Ivy Tech Offers CDL Program at Perry County Port Authority

Adult Learner Open House Jan. 23

Ivy Tech Community College will host an event for adult learners who may be looking for a career change, or the opportunity to earn more money in today’s high-demand fields.

Ivy Tech’s Adult Learner Open House will be Jan. 23, from noon-2 p.m. at Ivy Tech’s main campus, 3501 N. First Avenue. Ivy Tech also has locations in Princeton and Tell City.

Next classes begin Monday, March 16. Questions? Email jbinkley10@ivytech.edu.

Adult Learner Open House Jan. 23

Ivy Tech Evansville Partners with Toyota to Train High School Students and Develop Workforce

Ivy Tech Community College Evansville campus will play a major role in the education and workforce development of high school students in Gibson County through the Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana’s new 4T Academy, announced Ivy Tech Evansville Interim Chancellor Kelly Cozart.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing of Indiana announced the rollout of the new 2020 Highlander January 17 during a community announcement at the Experience Center, as well as the beginning of the 4T Academy.

“Ivy Tech is so pleased to be a partner in the 4T Academy providing the dual credit and dual enrollment courses for students to complete their Workforce Certification,” said Ivy Tech Community College President Sue Ellspermann. “We are proud to help power up the workforce development initiatives in Gibson County.”

This partnership is designed to begin in Fall 2020 with North, South and East Gibson School Corporations. Students will be able to take Advanced Manufacturing and Industrial Technology classes to earn both high school credit and college credit through Ivy Tech’s dual credit and dual enrollment courses.

Freshman and sophomore years, participants will take Ivy Tech dual credit classes, at their respective high schools and will take the advanced level classes at Princeton Community High School and Toyota during their junior and senior years. The students’ on-site training at TMMI will also earn them a paycheck for their work. The 4T Manufacturing Academy students have the opportunity to earn an Interdisciplinary Workforce Certificate from Ivy Tech Community College.

Leah Curry, Toyota Indiana president and Ivy Tech graduate, said TMMI is investing $1 million into the project over the next four years. She said that this is what potential looks like. At the completion of the program, and through the Ivy Tech classes and on the job training students will receive at Toyota, she expects that students will be prepared to enter the manufacturing field. “By collaborating with our local schools, we are creating a workforce solution,” Curry said. “But more importantly, providing greater visibility to student career options and pathways in the region.”

Any Gibson County family wanting to learn more about this opportunity should contact their high school guidance counselor.

Ivy Tech Evansville Partners with Toyota to Train High School Students and Develop Workforce

McDonald’s Restaurants of Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College Launch Statewide Alliance

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McDonald’s Restaurants of Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College Launch Statewide Alliance
McDonald’s restaurants offer their employees up to $3,000 in tuition assistance, Ivy Tech to support with counseling, planning and by articulating some McDonald’s work experience into credit hours.

INDIANAPOLIS- (Jan. 9, 2020) — McDonald’s restaurants and Ivy Tech Community College across Indiana today launched an alliance to make college more affordable and offer training for the future workforce that will be shared at more than 300 McDonald’s locations and 18 Ivy Tech campuses with 40 sites.

Through McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity program, restaurant employees who work a minimum of 90 days at 15 hours per week will be eligible for tuition assistance of up to $2,500 per year as a crew member and up to $3,000 per year as a manager. Ivy Tech will offer crosswalk credits to McDonald’s restaurant employees for some on-the-job training and classes, plus individualized counseling – allowing them to earn a degree faster.

McDonald’s restaurants in Indiana have enrolled a number of employees in the Archways to Opportunity tuition assistance program since its inception five years ago. Throughout 2019, McDonald’s invested more than $1.2 million in tuition assistance to restaurant employees across Indiana. “There is no limit,” said Robert Terhune, McDonald’s owner/operator and president of the Greater Indiana Operator Co-Op. “We want to encourage as many of our employees and students across Indiana as we can to take advantage of this tuition assistance program. We believe this strengthens all of our communities throughout Indiana.”

Ivy Tech’s degree crosswalk will allow McDonald’s employees to work with an Ivy Tech counselor to determine which of their McDonald’s training and work experiences may articulate into credits which they can apply towards their certificate or degree. The flexibility of Ivy Tech having both online classes and locations statewide will give employees the option to complete coursework on their schedule: whether that be during the day, evening, weekend or whenever it’s convenient.

With most Ivy Tech students working while they attend school, Ivy Tech leadership says this new partnership fits in perfect with Ivy Tech Community College’s mission. “Ivy Tech locations across Indiana currently enroll many talented McDonald’s employees pursuing upward mobility in their careers and we expect this partnership to encourage even more employees to enroll and at the same time, assist in finding potential new employees for McDonald’s and new students for Ivy Tech,” said Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann.  “Each Ivy Tech campus will dedicate an advisor to McDonald’s employee enrollment, questions and scheduling needs. We are committed to helping each and every employee further their education and achieve their dreams.”

“This is the exact kind of forward-thinking partnership that enables Indiana to develop our skilled and ready workforce,” said Governor Eric Holcomb. “The combined strength of these two great entities will allow thousands of students to pursue their dreams and simultaneously help keep Indiana’s economy moving full steam ahead.”

McDonald’s and its independent franchisees provide jobs for almost 2 million people across the world and are committed to inspiring workplaces where everyone – from crew to C-suite – is equally supported and empowered to realize their full potential. This Ivy Tech alliance underscores the ways jobs at McDonald’s restaurants help build skills, education and relationships that translate to new experiences. Whether crew members plan to enjoy a career at McDonald’s or in another industry, the skills made at McDonald’s restaurants are transferrable no matter what career path they choose.

To learn more about the McDonald’s Archways to Opportunity education program, visit any Indiana McDonald’s or the Archways to Opportunity website (archwaystoopportunity.com) or visit Ivy Tech’s website (ivytech.edu/mcdonalds).

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ABOUT McDONALD’S

McDonald’s is the world’s leading global foodservice retailer with over 38,000 locations in over 100 countries. Approximately 93% of McDonald’s restaurants worldwide are owned and operated by independent local business men and women.

ABOUT ARCHWAYS TO OPPORTUNITY

The Archways to Opportunity program provides eligible employees at participating U.S. restaurants an opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive upfront college tuition assistance, access free education/ career advising services and learn English as a second language. Since 2015, the education program has increased access to education for over 40,000 people and awarded over $63 million in high school and college tuition assistance. To learn more about the Archways to Opportunity program, please visit ArchwaysToOpportunity.com.

ABOUT IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.

 

 

McDonald’s Restaurants of Indiana and Ivy Tech Community College Launch Statewide Alliance

Ivy Tech Begins CDL Program in Dubois County

truckThe Ivy Tech Truck Driving School has just begun classes for individuals living in the Dubois County region. Students can earn their CDL in four weeks.

Tuition includes 160+ hours of instruction and drive time, materials, drug screen, Department of Transportation physical, and CDL Class A License testing.

“Ivy Tech is excited to offer this opportunity locally,” said Kyla Dowell, executive director of Workforce Development. “With hundreds of local haul and over-the-road driving positions going unfilled in Dubois and the surrounding counties, Ivy Tech is offering this program to serve this major local need.”

Cost for the program is $4,100. Payment options include self-pay and third-party pay via employer sponsorship, grant funding, VA, WorkOne and other sources. Individuals must be 18 years old and possess a valid driver’s license to enroll. The school is Veterans Affairs approved. Full funding may be available to those who qualify through WorkOne.

Training is located at the Dubois County Fairgrounds. To learn more, call 812-429-9868 or go to www.IvyTech.Edu/TrainedAndReady

Ivy Tech Begins CDL Program in Dubois County

Ivy Tech Cyber Security program nationally ranked for excellence

Program offered locally in Evansville

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EVANSVILLE – A recent report by Intelligent.com, a trusted resource for online degree rankings and higher education planning, has named Ivy Tech Community College’s cyber security program in its list of Top 60 Cyber Security Degree programs for 2020. Ivy Tech ranked 37 nationally and was the only associate degree granting school in Indiana to make the list. The comprehensive research guide is based on an assessment of 105 accredited colleges and universities in the nation. Each program is evaluated based on curriculum quality, graduation rate, reputation, and post-graduate employment.

The Ivy Tech Evansville campus offers the cyber security program and employers are increasingly seeking graduates with this skillset in the information technology (I.T.) field.

Ivy Tech is certified by the NSA as a Center for Cyber Security in education for two year colleges. The college is also one of few two year colleges that offer the program.

For more information about Ivy Tech’s cyber security program, visit ivytech.edu/cyber-security.

Ivy Tech Cyber Security program nationally ranked for excellence