Ivy Tech and EmployIndy partner to offer employment training program for logistics industry

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College is partnering with EmployIndy to offer a training program aimed at providing an employment pathway to the fast-growing logistics sector.  The goal of this partnership is to provide Indiana’s logistics industry with trained workers while increasing the global competitiveness and productivity of the industry in Indiana.

The training, which is offered through Ivy Tech’s Workforce and Economic Development program, is designed to place certified supply chain logistics workers into Central Indiana logistics companies.  Students who complete the course will receive the basic training necessary to pursue a career with many logistics companies in Central Indiana.  The 40-hour program includes training for the Manufacturing Skill Standards Certificate (MSSC)-Certified Logistics Associate.  At the end of the program, participants will take the MSSC CLA Assessment at an Ivy Tech Assessment Center. 

Upon successful completion of the assessment, students will earn the Certified Logistics Associate Certificate, the MSSC CLA National Workforce Credential.  Participants will be offered interviews with local companies for positions as shipping, receiving, and traffic clerks or first line supervisors of helpers, laborers, and material movers.

The training program, funded by EmployIndy (formerly the Indianapolis Private Industry Council), is offered at no cost to eligible participants.  Other partners in the new initiative include Conexus Indiana and central Indiana logistics and distribution companies.  

The first class will be offered on February 21, 2011, at Ivy Tech-Avon, located at 7508 Beechwood Centre Road in Avon.  Interested job seekers can visit a local WorkOne center in Marion County for information on the application and eligibility.  A list of WorkOne locations can be found online at www.workoneindy.com.

Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students 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.

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