Southridge, Heritage Hills, and Tell City come out On Top in Skills Competition at Ivy Tech Community College

Evansville, Ind.— Three area high school students took home scholarships, tools, and trophies today following the 3rd Annual Ivy Tech Community College Automotive Skills Competition.

Winners were:

  • Dylan Jones, first place, Southridge High School
  • Logan Klueh, second place, Tell City High School
  • Ernest Volz, third place, Heritage Hills High School

Prizes included one, $1,000 scholarship to Ivy Tech; two, $500 scholarships and tools from Snap-On, NAPA, and AutoZone.

The competition among selected students from area high schools with automotive programs consisted of testing through a variety of scenarios one would find in an automotive repair setting such as:  alignment issues, no start, looking up service information, confirming customer complaint and diagnostic process, investigating check engine light and live data, multi-point inspection, and a 50-question ASE style test.

Training sessions for students not participating in the skills challenge were provided by Snap-On, NAPA, and FCA Mopar Cap Fiat Chrysler Corp, AutoZone, and Technician Academy. Lunch was sponsored by Kenny Kent Toyota.

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Southridge, Heritage Hills, and Tell City come out On Top in Skills Competition at Ivy Tech Community College

Free Mining Training at Ivy Tech Community College

Evansville, Ind.- Ivy Tech Community College will offer free mining training at the Princeton Career and Technology Center beginning in April.

The training, MSHA Part 48 is being offered May 7-10 and May 21-24 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants must register in person at Ivy Tech’s Princeton Career & Technology Center, 2431 South Crabtree Drive, Princeton.

Proceeds from Indiana Coal Mining Institute license plate sales are making this opportunity available at no cost to participants who meet the general hiring requirements. Participants will be trained and ready for hire on the last day of class.

More than 125 immediate job openings in Gibson County require MSHA Part 48 training. MSHA training is required for all employees, maintenance, and vendors on any mine site. Training is valid for 36 months, so participants can train now and work later.  Ivy Tech hopes to continue to offer this training this summer, for Class of 2018 high school graduates that have an interest in a career in coal mining or mining support industries, such as diesel maintenance, engineering, industrial technology, logistics, management, and welding.

John Snowden, mining program director, will coordinate the free mining training classes at Ivy Tech. Snowden boasts nearly 30 years of mining experience and workforce training instruction throughout Southern Indiana.

For more information about free mining training classes, call the Princeton Career and Technology Center at 812-385-8495 option 0. Learn more about Ivy Tech Workforce Alignment at ivytech/edu.TrainedAndReady.

Free Mining Training at Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Medical Assisting Awarded Continuing Accreditation

EVANSVILLE, IN – The Medical Assisting Program at the Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus has been awarded continuing accreditation by the Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) until 2027. The Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) Site Surveyors reported no deficiencies based on their onsite review on October 23 & 24, 2017.

“I am very proud of the faculty and staff at Ivy Tech Community College and their dedication to ensure we are assisting our students with meeting their career goal to become a Certified Medical Assistant, as well as preparing them for their role within the health care industry,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel.

Kyra Hiatt, program chair for the program, explained that medical assisting is an allied health profession whose practitioners function as members of a health care delivery team, performing administrative and clinical procedures. “According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, medical assisting continues to be projected as one of the fastest growing occupations,” Hiatt said.

For more information on Ivy Tech’s Medical Assisting Program visit www.ivytech.edu/medical-assisting/.

 

Ivy Tech Medical Assisting Awarded Continuing Accreditation

Ivy Tech Community College Hosts Annual Wellness Fair

EVANSVILLE, IN—Ivy Tech Community College Southwest will conduct its Wellness Fair on Wednesday, April 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ivy Tech’s main campus located at 3501 N. First Avenue. The event is free and open to the public. 

The Wellness Fair will showcase booths from more than 40 area vendors including Anthem, Gilda’s Club, Evansville Tri-State Affiliate of Susan G. Komen, Deaconess Hospital, St. Vincent, Active Chiropractic, YWCA, and many more. There will also be free blood pressure screenings, chair massages, and cholesterol screenings provided by our students as they showcase what they are learning in their programs. The Ivy Tech nursing students will also be on hand giving out health-related information as part of their community project.

”Our goal is to offer a large variety of health information while also educating our students. We are excited to have more student participation in our Wellness Fair this year,” said Ivy Tech’s Wellness and Fitness Coordinator Amy Lutzel.  “This is a convenient opportunity for the community to not only learn about some of the programs we offer at Ivy Tech, but also to ask questions about their health.”

 

Ivy Tech Community College Hosts Annual Wellness Fair

“Second Chance” Law to be Discussed at Ivy Tech Community College on April 3

Evansville, IN — Individuals who would like to learn more about expunging their legal records are invited to a presentation by the Vanderburgh County Courts, on April 3 at 5:15 p.m. in Vectren Auditorium on the Ivy Tech Community College Evansville campus.

Sponsored by Ivy Tech’s Human Services, Criminal Justice and Legal Studies programs, the event is free and open to the public. Expungement is a legal process where an arrest or conviction may be erased from a person’s criminal record. This could be beneficial when a person’s past history may be interfering with future goals such as employment, education, or housing.

Speakers at the event will be the Honorable Les Shively, presiding judge in all expungement cases in Vanderburgh County; attorneys Katherine Ryback and Shaunda Lynch; and Deputy Prosecutor Doug Brown. The panel will address the new “second chance” law and answer questions to provide guidance to those wanting to clean up their record.

“Second Chance” Law to be Discussed at Ivy Tech Community College on April 3

Ivy Tech Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Wins Awards

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EVANSVILLE, IN – Ivy Tech Community College’s Evansville chapter of the national honor society Phi Theta Kappa (PTK) recently won several awards at the Phi Theta Kappa Indiana Regional Conference. The Alpha Phi Theta chapter won:

  • Outstanding Chapter
  • Continued Excellence Award
  • Most Distinguished Chapter Officer Team
  • Distinguished Chapter Member
  • Distinguished Honors in Action Project
  • Honors in Action completion
  • Indiana Member Recruitment Recognition for 18% membership increase
  • College Project completion
  • 3 students and 1 advisor completed the 5 star competitive edge certification
  • 5 star chapter plan
  • Horizon Award for Ivy Tech Faculty Advisors Donna Krampe and Natalie Morgan

Also announced at the event, Ivy Tech student Emerald Greene, from Newburgh was named Indiana All Academic Team, as well as becoming the Indiana Regional President and was the Jack Kent Cooke semi-finalist. She also received the Sue Jackson Award and was announced as the recipient of the Eugene Spies Scholarship and the Honors Institute Scholarship.

Ivy Tech Student Michele King, of Evansville, was announced as the recipient of the Catalyst Scholarship. Student Tyler Suter, of Boonville, was named Distinguished Chapter Member.

Phi Theta Kappa is the international honor society of two-year colleges and academic programs, particularly community colleges and junior colleges. The mission of Phi Theta Kappa is to recognize academic achievement of college students and to provide opportunities for them to grow as scholars and leaders.

Ivy Tech Phi Theta Kappa Chapter Wins Awards

Free Mining Training at Ivy Tech Community College

Evansville, Ind.- Ivy Tech Community College will offer free mining training at the Princeton Career and Technology Center beginning in April.

The training, MSHA Part 48, is being offered April 9-12 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Participants must register in person at Ivy Tech’s Princeton Career & Technology Center, 2431 South Crabtree Drive, Princeton.

Proceeds from Indiana Coal Mining Institute license plate sales are making this opportunity available at no cost to participants who meet the general hiring requirements. Participants will be trained and ready for hire on the last day of class.

More than 125 immediate job openings in Gibson County require MSHA Part 48 training. MSHA training is required for all employees, maintenance, and vendors on any mine site. Training is valid for 36 months, so participants can train now and work later.  Ivy Tech hopes to continue to offer this training this summer, for Class of 2018 high school graduates that have an interest in a career in coal mining or mining support industries, such as diesel maintenance, engineering, industrial technology, logistics, management, and welding.

John Snowden, workforce development consultant, will coordinate the free mining training classes at Ivy Tech. Snowden boasts nearly 30 years of mining experience and workforce training instruction throughout Southern Indiana.

For more information about free mining training classes, call the Princeton Career and Technology Center at 812-385-8565. Learn more about Ivy Tech Workforce Alignment at ivytech/edu/TrainedAndReady.

Free Mining Training at Ivy Tech Community College