Ivy Tech Community College Offers Food Handler ServSafe Certificate to Reach Home Based Food Vendors Across the State

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Food handlers in Indiana can now receive Food Handler ServSafe certifcate at seven Ivy Tech Community College campuses across the state.

The ServSafe certificate, a requirement for entities selling food out of their home or at markets, is part of a new law enacted by the Indiana State Department of Health in July of 2022.

Participants who register for the ServSafe certificate receive a four-hour training with an exam. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a ServSafe Food Handler certificate of achievement valid for up to three years, placing them in compliance with the requirements set forth by the State Department of Health.

Ivy Tech campuses currently offer the ServSafe certificate training include Fort Wayne, South Bend, East Chicago/Lake County, Muncie, Indianapolis, Bloomington, and Evansville.

The cost is $50 per student and includes exams, books, registration, and live facilitation.

Individuals who are interested in the ServSafe Food Handler certificate can register online.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information.

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IVY TECH TO OFFER ACCELERATED STATEWIDE IT CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS

Ivy+ IT Academy to provide immersive, market-relevant certification training programs
for the most in-demand information technology careers

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College announced today that the Ivy+ IT Academy will launch in early 2023, offering students the most advanced and innovative way to get in-demand IT training and skills quickly.  Indiana employers will now have a “one stop shop” for employees who need training, with the largest variety of information technologies and tools offered anywhere. 

The IT Academy begins classes in early 2023. Students will be able to take courses from any Ivy Tech campus or site or online as their circumstances demand.  Some of the initial certifications available through the program will include IT support, cybersecurity, mobile application development, and certifications from some of the world’s most respected and in-demand technology providers such as Google, Salesforce, Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Cisco.

Students new to the IT industry can rapidly and inexpensively obtain a range of skills, and if they desire to deepen their education, proceed to enroll in academic programs offered by the Ivy Tech School of IT to obtain a degree. Ivy+ Career Link services will also be available statewide to attract students to the high demand careers in IT and ensure that all students are career ready and are matched with an employer after completing a certification offered by the Academy.

 “Ivy Tech is known for our affordability, so the Ivy+ IT Academy will align with that,” said Dr. Sue Ellspermann, President of Ivy Tech Community College. “The Ivy+ IT Academy is designed to meet students and industry partners exactly where they are, with exactly the training they need, when they need it.”

 “We’ve partnered with the biggest tech companies in the world in order to accelerate learning and provide rapid upskilling to Indiana students through the most thorough and comprehensive IT portfolio training anywhere,” said Matt Etchison, Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice President of Ivy Tech Community College.

The IT Academy will have a presence in every service territory and campus in the state as it scales up. Additionally, certain campuses will serve as “Centers of Excellence” for specific topics, providing intense “boot camp” and summer programming designed to serve the rest of the state.

Students can take courses offered by the IT Academy on a full-time or part-time basis, and the IT Academy offers flexible course options designed to meet the training needs of employers and students. The program will be the most affordable provider of IT training, and bootcamps in Indiana. Pricing widely varies by subject matter and length of program. For example, some programs are as short as two days and some are four weeks.

Visit the IT Academy webpage to learn more or email the IT Academy for questions or more information.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information.

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Community Health Network and Ivy Tech Community College partner to address Statewide Nursing Shortage

Partnership expands nursing programs at four Ivy Tech campuses

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Community Health Network and Ivy Tech Community College are long-time partners in providing Hoosiers with quality healthcare. From providing students with clinicals to hiring Ivy Tech alumni, it is a partnership that the Hoosier state has benefited from in the form of talented nurses and other healthcare professionals. Earlier this year, Community opened its doors at the Community Health Pavilion in Noblesville to Ivy Tech medical assisting students. In addition to providing clinical site space for the incoming cohort, Community provided externship opportunities with temporary job training and learning opportunities to experience the potential of working in a healthcare setting. And Community representatives joined with Ivy Tech leaders in asking the state legislature for flexibility in the administration of the College’s nursing school, allowing the College to expand the number of students it enrolls.

Today, Community announced it will be taking the partnership to a new level to tackle the state’s nursing shortage through a donation that will expand the College’s nursing programs at its Anderson, Hamilton County, Indianapolis, and Kokomo campuses. Funds will be used for faculty and staff recruiting, equipment, student support and scholarship, faculty compensation and other related costs.

“Ivy Tech is proud to partner with Community Health Network to increase the number of nurses in Indiana,” Ivy Tech Community College President Dr. Sue Ellspermann said. “This generous gift will positively impact our communities by helping us create talent pipelines for highly skilled nurses needed to support Community’s healthcare mission and the countless Hoosiers they serve each year.”

Ivy Tech awards more undergraduate nursing degrees than any other Indiana postsecondary school. Approximately 90% of the College’s nursing graduates stay in Indiana.

“This is a very personal commitment to our communities and to our own caregivers that we are dedicated to finding the right partners to train our future nurses at Community Health Network,” said Jean Putnam, Chief Nursing Officer for Community Health Network. “Our innovative partnership with Ivy Tech Community College lays a foundation that is paramount to the future of our nursing profession.”

The donation will go to the Ivy Tech Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that acts for the benefit of Ivy Tech Community College, as part of the Foundation’s $285M statewide campaign, “Invest IN Ivy Tech.” The Foundation’s most important function is to provide support for the College beyond state appropriations and student fees. Its overall program of work focuses on meeting student needs.

Portions of the funds will provide scholarships covering tuition, course materials, and clinical resources for up to 225 students, known as Community Health Network Scholars. Funds will also specifically address nursing expansion by providing test preparation and tutoring for students and faculty recruitment.

Additionally, Community Health Network will select staff members to serve as clinical adjunct faculty each semester and provide clinical access to College students. The Community faculty expertise and experience will make significant contributions to the curriculum, and students will have the opportunity to become paid employee Patient Care Techs. After graduation, Community Health Network will offer full-time employment to qualifying students.

About Community Health Network

Headquartered in Indianapolis, Community Health Network has been deeply committed to the communities it serves since opening its first hospital, Community Hospital East, in 1956. Community Health Network puts patients first while offering a full continuum of healthcare services, world-class innovations and a new focus on population health management. Exceptional care, simply delivered, is what sets Community Health Network apart and what makes it a leading not-for-profit healthcare destination in central Indiana. For more information about Community Health Network, please visit eCommunity.com.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns to the needs of the community. The College provides seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree. Follow Ivy Tech on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn for the most up-to-date information.

About Ivy Tech Foundation

The Foundation’s most important function is to provide support for Ivy Tech Community College beyond state appropriations and student fees. Its overall program of work focuses on meeting student needs. Invest IN Ivy Tech, a $285 million statewide fundraising campaign, provides greater opportunity for each of the College’s 19 campuses to educate, train, and support all 92 of Indiana’s counties. Learn more a twww.ivytech.edu/InvestINIvyTech.

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