Ivy Tech Community College earns accreditation from the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has received accreditation from the Association of Technology, Management and Applied Engineering (ATMAE). The Ivy Tech Community College system is accredited at the state level, with review of all regional programs included. ATMAE ensures that students in educational programs receive an education consistent with standards for entry to practice, or advanced practice, in each of their respective fields.

Ten of the Ivy Tech Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Science (AMEAS) programs were reaccredited. Two AMEAS programs, Diesel Technology and the online Building Construction program, were accredited for the first time.

“Congratulations to Ivy Tech for their successful accreditation review,” said Glenn Rettig, ATMAE Accreditation Board Chair. “Ivy Tech is the only state-wide ATMAE accredited institution in the United States. Continuous review of program goals and needs are required to achieve program success. Ivy Tech has demonstrated this success at each accredited location throughout the state. Once again, congratulations to Ivy Tech for receiving statewide accreditation in multiple programs.”

Ivy Tech, along with the University of Arkansas, were the first institutions for ATMAE to consider a 100% online program during the pilot review. Initial accreditation is granted for a four-year period. Programs must submit to a comprehensive re-evaluation for reaccreditation which, at the sole discretion of the ATMAE Board of Accreditation, is granted for a six-year period.

“We are honored to be the only approved statewide accreditation in ATMAE’s history,” said Glen Roberson, assistant vice president, Ivy Tech Community College. “The six-year accreditation validates our dedication and commitment to student success and Indiana’s workforce. By listening to our industry partners and graduates, we have continuously improved in every area to meet the nationally recognized accreditation standards set forth by ATMAE.”

The ATMAE evaluation of Ivy Tech includes a thorough review of programs. This year, the results included zero non-compliance ratings. For the 19 standards, Ivy Tech has improved in five of the standards since first getting approved for statewide ATMAE accreditation in 2013.

 The ATMAE receiving programs provide students with the opportunity to earn a credential for a high-wage, high-demand job and classes start March 16. The programs offer options for an associate degree, but also certificates and technical certificates that can be earned in less than two years. Some of the certificates and technical certificate options are covered as part of the Next Level Jobs program where the credential can be earned for free.

 To learn more, visit IvyTech.edu.

 About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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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Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg Announces New Scholarship

LAWRENCEBURG, Ind. – The Ivy Tech Community College Lawrenceburg Campus is now offering an EdOPP scholarship to adults 18+ seeking a credential or required classes for advancing employment. This scholarship was made possible in part by a $125,000 grant from the City of Lawrenceburg to help improve Lawrenceburg’s workforce and pay for a college education. Ivy Tech is awarding students on a first-come, first-served basis, up to $5,000 per student, per year. If a student receives federal or state aid, the scholarship funds will be applied to any balance after financial aid is credited.

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Pictured in one of the manufacturing labs at Ivy Tech’s Lakefront building from left to right: Ivy Tech Foundation Director of Development, Loretta Day; Ivy Tech Community College Chancellor, Mark Graver; City of Lawrenceburg Mayor, Kelly Mollaun and City of Lawrenceburg Communications Director, Guinevere Emery

“On behalf of City Council and myself we are excited to partner with Ivy Tech to provide a great opportunity for local adults to better their personal and family situation,” said Mayor of Lawrenceburg Kelly Molluan. “We take great interest in helping our local adults with this creative initiative.”

The student must also be enrolled in classes offered in the Lawrenceburg service area and can attend either full-time or part-time as there is no credit hour limit to take per semester. Individuals that already have a degree are eligible. However, Ivy Tech reserves the right to prioritize students on a case-by-case basis depending on the needs of the community.

“On behalf of Ivy Tech Community College, we are extremely grateful for the generous funding provided by the City of Lawrenceburg,” Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Chancellor Mark Graver said. “These dollars will provide scholarships for adults in our community that are interested in gaining college experience and earning a degree or credential to enhance their career goals in the local workforce.”

There is no additional application for the EdOPP scholarship, but students must apply to Ivy Tech and follow the enrollment process. Students are also responsible for notifying their local Registrar’s office of their potential eligibility.

Funding and partnerships like the EdOPP scholarship provide students with the opportunity to earn a credential for a high-wage, high-demand job and classes start March 16. The programs offer options for an associate degree, but also certificates and technical certificates that can be earned in less than two years. Some of the certificate and technical certificate options are covered as part of the Next Level Jobs program where the credential can be earned for free.

For more information, contact: R11Express@ivytech.edu or call us at 537-4010 x5305

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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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New Ivy Tech Career Coaching and Employer Engagement Initiative Receives Over $1 Million in New Funding

Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation awards nearly $1.1 million over two years for Indianapolis campus

Ivy Tech Community College’s new career coaching and employer connections initiative will empower Ivy Tech students to achieve their career aspirations by facilitating meaningful employer connections from pre-enrollment through post-graduation, in part with the support of a $1,092,860 grant from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation.

The career coaching and employer connections is a statewide initiative that will emphasize comprehensive career readiness best practices alongside rigorous academics through the duration of the Ivy Tech student experience. With this support, each student will be required to develop a career action plan within the first semester of enrollment that is informed by labor market data and aligned with the student’s academic plan. Ivy Tech coaches will engage with students early and often, ensuring students complete iterative career-aligned milestones every 15 credit hours, including resume development, interview preparation, employer engagement and work-and-learn experiences.

“We are grateful and honored for the investment the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has made in Ivy Tech and our students,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said. “Our approach to what some might refer to as career advising or career services is going to change and become part of the student experience from day one so that when our graduates leave to take that next step in their career they are ready to enter into a high-value, high-demand job.”

Under this new initiative, dedicated, campus-based staff will help students align curriculum selection with high-wage, high-demand careers, as well as build and sustain employer partnerships. This new staffing structure will lead to a significant increase in individualized career coaching, student internships and other work-and-learn experiences, and career placements that align with the needs of Indiana’s workforce, all of which will ultimately enhance the Hoosier economy and strengthen communities across the state.

“Research shows that students who engage in career advising are more likely to select academic programs that align with their desired career, and students who complete work-and-learn experiences have greater success in securing employment after graduation,” said Claire Fiddian-Green, President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. “We are proud to support Ivy Tech Community College’s work to provide students the resources and opportunities necessary to achieve meaningful career outcomes.”

Ivy Tech Community College will roll out the new program through a phased approach over the next four years.  The first phase started this fall with six campuses: Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, South Bend/Elkhart, Kokomo, Sellersburg and Madison. Student-facing activities will begin on these campuses in the Spring of 2020.

The Fairbanks Foundation grant will support the implementation of the program at the Indianapolis campus.

The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation adds to the list of partners who has provided resources to help the College establish this unique experience for students. The list includes: Central Indiana Community Foundation, Glick Fund, Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Garatoni-Smith Family Foundation, JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and Salesforce.

 

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.