Free training in Green Manufacturing offered at Ivy Tech

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College is extending the free Green/Sustainability Manufacturing training provided by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) until August 31st.  The training prepares Hoosiers for 21st century jobs by teaching workers sustainable manufacturing practices for industries with an emphasis on energy-reduction and environmental improvement. Training will be provided at no cost to qualified unemployed, underemployed and dislocated workers through a U.S. Department of Labor State Energy Sector Partnership grant.


Training sessions are scheduled for Ivy Tech Community College in the following regions: Northwest, North Central, Northeast, Central Indiana, East Central, and Kokomo.  Hoosiers may contact any participating regional Ivy Tech office or by calling the Ivy Tech Corporate College toll-free phone number at 888-999-3639. 


Green manufacturing practices are an emerging skill set not readily available, making workers with this knowledge and these abilities extremely valuable to employers. Employers have a strong interest in workers who can identify conservation methods and implement cost effective solutions.


Participants will learn the essential green skills in 21st century manufacturing for front-line production workers with successful completers earning the MSSC Green Production worker nationally portable workforce certification.

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.

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