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Ivy Tech Skills Collaboration Continues to Evolve

February 22nd, 2017

By Dan McGowan | Inside INdiana Business

Ivy Tech Community College has announced nine new industry-recognized credentials available through an ongoing partnership. The training, which is a collaboration among Ivy Tech, the National Institute for Metalworking Skills and Lightweight Innovations for Tomorrow, focuses on skills needed for high-demand industrial technology maintenance jobs.

The school and organizations say more than 320,000 industrial technology maintenance openings were posted between 2015-2016, but only 26,152 graduated from related training or post-secondary programs. The partners first provided details of the skills training collaboration last year.

The new credentials include:

  • Maintenance Operations
  • Basic Mechanical Systems
  • Basic Hydraulic Systems
  • Basic Pneumatic Systems
  • Electrical Systems
  • Electronic Control Systems
  • Process Control Systems
  • Maintenance Welding
  • Maintenance Piping

Ivy Tech Assistance Vice President of Academic Workforce Programs Glen Roberson says "it is critical to ensure the integrity of the certification credential, so Ivy Tech provides professional development opportunities for faculty delivering this content. By embedding these certifications directly into our academic programs, students will have mastered needed skills upon entering the job market."

You can read more about the partnership by clicking here.