GARY – The Ivy Tech Foundation received a check for $49,500 from US Steel Gary Works to support 55 scholarships for industrial technology students. U.S. Steel has been a longtime customer and corporate partner with the College and its Workforce and Economic Development (WED) department for over a decade.
The College is in the final stages of completing a technical certificate program for electrical (MTE) and mechanical maintenance (MTM) for U.S. Steel and should have that curriculum completed soon. The curriculum is being developed by the industrial technology instructors and WED staff. Students that receive these certificates will be prepared to work in an industrial setting providing services to machinery used in the manufacturing process.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 200,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community 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.