Free advanced manufacturing/green energy training now available – Department of Labor grant funds 500+ training openings for qualified candidates

Ivy Tech Corporate College announces free Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Green Production Worker training. This 35-hour course will prepare workers with the ‘green’ skills that companies need to maximize existing resources, reduce waste and improve productivity across the manufacturing sector.

The MSSC Green Production Worker credential is an industry driven, standards-based, nationally recognized portable certification that employers specify when making hiring and promotion decisions. Increasingly, manufacturers are adopting more efficient and sustainable ‘green production’ processes that go beyond the requirements of laws and regulations.

This course, funded through a U.S. Department of Labor grant, the State Energy Sector Partnership Education and Training grant, will provide free education opportunities to a minimum of 500 participants and covers the cost of tuition and textbooks. The grant specifically is designed to assist displaced, dislocated, unemployed and underemployed Hoosiers get the important skill upgrades needed to implement new green production processes as front-line green production workers.

The training program, offered by Ivy Tech Corporate College, in partnership with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and its regional WorkOne Centers, will include the MSSC Green Production Worker certification. This nationally-recognized certification assures employers that the holder has successfully completed and demonstrated competency, knowledge and skills sought by manufacturing companies dedicated to increasing sustainable practices and processes.

Specifically, the MSSC Green Production Worker credential certifies worker knowledge of environmental topics, safety and loss prevention, environmental policies, procedures and implementation and incident/hazard investigations.  Additionally, students will understand continuous improvement, environmental assurance practices, advanced materials usage and recycling systems. Graduates will be prepared for in-demand jobs and positioned to offer employer value, efficiency and costs-savings perspectives, applicable to the overall manufacturing process.

For information about these limited-space MSSC Green Production Worker training opportunities, interested students can obtain more information at any of the regional Ivy Tech Corporate College offices, online at or a local WorkOne center at These free courses are expected to fill quickly.

Ivy Tech Community College 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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