Ivy Tech Community College program and students win Awards for Excellence

INDIANAPOLIS – Three Ivy Tech Community College programs, one partnership and five students have been selected to receive Awards for Excellence from the Indiana Department of Education. The awards were presented at a ceremony February 8 at the Indiana Government Center South.

The Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology program at Ivy Tech Indianapolis, the Supply Chain Management program at Ivy Tech Lafayette and the Physical Therapist Assistant program at Ivy Tech Lake County each received an Indiana Career and Technical Education Program Award for Excellence. Ivy Tech South Bend received a Partnership Award for Excellence for the Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem. Five Ivy Tech students were also honored with a Postsecondary Student Award for Excellence, including: Jaelyn Matthews from Ivy Tech Columbus, Sanghee Han from Ivy Tech Muncie, Jacob Wicker from Ivy Tech Richmond, Caleb Pierson from Ivy Tech Batesville and Luke Shepherd from Ivy Tech Kokomo.

The Indiana Career and Technical Education Awards for Excellence program is designed to identify and recognize career and technical education students, programs, active partnerships that contribute to high quality career and technical education, guidance/career services displaying excellence in Indiana, and outstanding contributors to career in technical education in Indiana.

The Bowman Creek Educational Ecosystem is a partnership that pilots community-engaged, sustainable projects to address the real world challenges in the Southeast neighborhood of South Bend, Ind. Interns work with community organizations, city government, and several local educational institutions to collaborate on creative solutions to community issues and bring about positive change. In addition to Ivy Tech South Bend, partners include: the City of South Bend, City of South Bend Venues Parks and Arts, University of Notre Dame, IU South Bend, Riley High School, enFocus, Inc., EmNet, LLC, SOAR Southeast Organized Area Residents, 466 Works Community Development Corp. and Saint Mary’s College.

Ivy Tech’s Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology program offers an Associate of Applied Science degree, as well as certificate and technical certificate options. Through the program, students are able to earn the nationally recognized Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) credential, the OSHA certification and the Siemens Level 1 certification. Learn more at www.ivytech.edu/advanced-automation-robotics.

Ivy Tech’s Supply Chain Management program offers an Associate of Science degree in person and online, as well as certificate options in Supply Chain/Logistics and CDL Plus. Learn more at www.ivytech.edu/supplychain.

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