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What is Next Level Jobs?

Next Level Jobs is a program that gives you the opportunity to earn a FREE credential from Ivy Tech, setting you up to take your next step towards a high-paying, high-demand job in Indiana.

Classes start August 24 and Ivy Tech is offering face-to-face, online and virtual. 

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Now, more than ever, getting an education is incredibly important and Ivy Tech offers you the opportunity to earn an affordable, in-demand credential. 

Apply now for free! It only takes about ten minutes and if you need any assistance during the application process, our team is here to help seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET at 888-IVY-LINE or directly via online chat.

What type of job can I get through this program?

Ivy Tech offers many exciting eligible credit certificate and technical certificate programs that are covered as part of the Next Level Jobs program and all are part of these five high-demand job fields where employers are currently looking to fill positions:

(Click on the job field for a list of the certificates and technical certificates offered at Ivy Tech that are eligible as part of the Next Level Jobs eligible credit program.)

Advanced Manufacturing

Building & Construction

Health Sciences

Information Technology & Business Technology

Transportation & Logistics

How do I know if I am eligible?

You are eligible to be a part of Next Level Jobs at Ivy Tech if you fulfill all of the following requirements:

  • Are an Indiana resident
  • Have a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency
  • Have not previously received a certificate in a Next Level Jobs eligible program
  • Have filed a FAFSA
  • Have not previously received an associate degree or higher (bachelors, masters, etc.)*
*The Governor's Workforce cabinet has announced that Hoosiers with two-and four-year degrees are temporarily eligible to receive full tuition reimbursement for short-term Workforce Ready Grant-eligible programs through December 30, 2020.

What's next?

Just follow these three easy steps!

  1. Review the list of eligible programs.

  2. Fill out Ivy Tech's free application!

  3. Fill out your FAFSA and file for any other financial aid offered at Ivy Tech.

Next Level Jobs Success Stories

José Gómez Márquez knows a thing or two about taking risks and starting over. He was born in Peru (the country, not the Indiana town), but it lacked employment opportunities, so he moved from Lima to Miami, Florida in 2003.

Things were better in Miami, but only marginally so. José could get by in Miami with only understanding a little English, but there still weren’t many opportunities for someone who wanted to work in manufacturing. So he worked hard on improving his English while researching small cities in the United States that had a strong plastics manufacturing presence.

José started over yet again in 2005 when he moved to Fort Wayne to work at Mullinix. Eventually he left that company to pursue an opportunity at D&W Fine Pack, and that’s where he discovered Ivy Tech and Next Level Jobs.

To continue advancing at D&W Fine Pack, José knew he needed to continue his education. He was able to get his tuition and fees paid for while attending Ivy Tech Fort Wayne through Next Level Jobs. José completed his certificate in Supply Chain Management and Logistics in fall 2019 with summa cum laude and is continuing his education with an associate degree starting spring 2020.

While at Ivy Tech Fort Wayne, José has excelled. One of his most notable accomplishments was winning first place as part of a multi-college team at the Conexus Case Competition in Oct. 2019, where he problem-solved a real-life scenario faced by the Caterpillar corporation. 

Learn more about José's success story and read his award-winning National Distance Learning Week poem. 

Non-Credit Program Information
Select a campus near you for contact information on the following eligible non-credit programs.

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Boiler Operator Maintenance
  • Boiler Pressure Vessel Inspector
  • Certified Production Technician (Manufacturing Skills Standard Council)
  • Computer Numerical Control Operator Program with NIMS Certification
  • NIMS Industrial Technology Maintenance Level I
  • SACA Industry 4.0
  • Welding

Building and Construction

  • NCCER - Carpentry
  • NCCER - Electrical
  • NCCER - Plumbing
  • NCCER - Project Supervision

Health Sciences

  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Phlebotomist

Information Technology & Business Technology

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTia, A+, Network+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)

Transportation and Logistics

  • Certified Logistics Technician (CLT)
  • Certified Logistics Associate (CLA)
  • Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL)