A student makes “elephant toothpaste” in the Life Sciences portion of the program.
BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus opened its doors to approximately 450 elementary and high school students on Friday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Manufacturing Day. Ivy Tech, Hoosier Hills Career Center, and various industry partners hosted an interactive day that focuses on health, biomedical, IT, and manufacturing careers.
Students took hands-on tours to experience a day in the life of a community college student in various academic programs, including design technology, healthcare, and life sciences, which is a leading industry in the area.
They also learned about how Ivy Tech dual credit classes prepare them to earn community college credentials, including certifications and technical certifications that lead to employment in high-demand jobs and that transfer to Indiana public colleges upon admission.
Some interactive demonstrations were performed by Hoosier Hills Career Center students, IU Health, Platformatics, Tasus, HFI, and Cook Medical, among others.
To get started at Ivy Tech, apply now for free and attend Express Enrollment Thursday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. RSVP at ivytech.edu/eeday. For tuition-free program options for eligible Hoosiers that lead to high-demand jobs and count toward associate degrees, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/nextleveljobs.
Classes at Ivy Tech start on Jan. 13, 2020. Sign up during Express Enrollment on Dec. 5 or another day during business hours, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For other questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Manufacturing Day
Manufacturing Day (mfgday.com) is held annually on the first Friday of October and helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders. It is produced by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute.
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, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a 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.