BEDFORD – Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington is hosting select classes at StoneGate Arts & Education Center, downtown Bedford, including training classes in EMT, IT, and HVAC starting Aug. 24. Ivy Tech also offers courses that transfer to four-year universities in accounting, business, and more.

Eligible Ivy Tech students can earn a tuition-free credential entirely from home or in-person, through Next Level Jobs Indiana, paid for by the Workforce Ready Grant. Some high-demand, high-wage programs that can be completed online from home include information technology programs like cyber security, software development, and IT support, plus business administration, accounting, supply chain management and logistics, and manufacturing production. EMT and HVAC are also included in tuition-free training options for eligible students, and will be completed in-person.

In the past year, Ivy Tech Bloomington awarded more than 100 students in its service area with Workforce Ready Grants, making their job training and subsequent college certification tuition-free.

Students can receive one-on-one virtual assistance applying and signing up for classes by emailing or by calling (812) 330-6013.

Ivy Tech accepts free applications and fall classes start on Aug. 24. Apply online at and for more information, visit

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.