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Ivy Tech is launching what may be the country’s first commercial driver’s license program, comprised of academic and practical coursework, where students can use federal student loans to pay for it.

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The U.S. Department of Labor says Indiana’s Ivy Tech Community College system will be one of 18 organizations in the country selected to develop a new model for apprenticeships. The new model aims to increase the number of apprenticeships by reducing federal requirements.

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Ivy Tech Community College broke ground on a new 10,000 square foot training lab in Goshen Wednesday.

 

Ivy Tech To Debut Program For Students With Down Syndrome

Feb 29, 2020
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SELLERSBURG, Ind. (AP) — Ivy Tech Community College is preparing to test a pilot program at one of its southern Indiana campuses that will provide post-secondary education for students with Down syndrome.

The  Ivy Power program is set to begin this fall at the statewide college’s Sellersburg campus, about 10 miles north of Louisville, Kentucky.

The pilot program will offer a two-year course of individualized studies and also provide students with a variety of vocational experiences, including internships and work-study opportunities.

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Ivy Tech Community College announced a new apprenticeship program Wednesday that will place students in emerging career fields around internet-connected factory robots. It's being funded by a nearly $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

Indiana Community College Offers Firefighters Free Tuition

Dec 16, 2019
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ELKHART, Ind. (AP) — A community college in Indiana is offering free tuition to volunteer firefighters and first responders seeking associate degrees.

Ivy Tech Community College has joined with the Indiana Volunteer Firefighter Association.

The school, with over 40 locations statewide, is providing $250,000 over two years starting in the 2020 spring semester.

Organizers hope the tuition offer will boost the number of volunteers in Indiana.

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Prospective firefighters in Indiana often have to complete a mix of state-required certifications and classes for training. A new partnership between Ivy Tech Community College and the Goshen Fire Department hopes to streamline that process.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Ivy Tech Community College is one of four community colleges across the nation chosen for a push to boost single mothers' college success rates.

The national nonprofit Education Design Lab will oversee a structured process under which the four colleges will design, implement and scale efforts intended to dramatically improve single mothers' success rates at the four institutions by addressing the unique needs of those women.