Hoosiers are utilizing available free classes and training offered through Ivy Tech Community College.
Representatives for Ivy Tech said nearly 1,000 people have signed up as of June 10 for free classes and training, which is being offered to 10,000 participants.
Ivy Tech said it is working to assist those impacted by COVID-19 and experiencing unemployment, reduced hours, and/or furloughs across the state. Participants may take more than one class or training in a range of relevant high-demand areas.
The program only is open to Indiana residents.
“Nearly 650,000 Hoosiers are faced with unemployment, reduced hours or furloughs (and) while we hope many will return to their jobs, this is an outstanding opportunity for Hoosiers to skill up and become more marketable to their current and future employers,” said Sue Ellspermann, Ivy Tech president. “Ivy Tech and our partners have come together to provide free relevant training for what we hope will be many more than 10,000 Hoosiers.”
Available classes include:
- Advanced Manufacturing: Industry 4.0 Silver Level Multi-Skill Maintenance and Operations Technician Certifications
- Tools of the Industry with Autodesk: Introduction to CAD, CAM, and Practical CNC Machining, Fusion 360 Introduction to CAD and CAM, Simulation Analysis for Mechanical Engineers, 3-Axis Machining with Fusion 360, Introduction to Mechanical Engineering Design and Manufacturing, Modeling and Design for Mechanical Engineers.
- Information Technology: Introduction to Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Essentials, AWS Educate Cloud Practitioner
- Business and Cross-Sector: LinkedIn Learning
Ivy Tech said more classes and training for skills credit and for-credit classes and trainings, will be phased in later this summer.
Ivy Tech has a webpage dedicated specifically for this initiative.
Ivy Tech’s Northwest and North Central Indiana campus locations include, East Chicago, Gary, Goshen, La Porte, Michigan City, South Bend and Valparaiso.