BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus will host an information session for area residents to learn more about tuition-free job certifications on Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 6 p.m. in Lamkin Hall. The information session is free to attend.

Ivy Tech Community College provides the opportunity for eligible Indiana residents to earn tuition-free certifications that lead to high-wage, high-demand jobs, and count toward associate degrees. Certifications are paid for by the Workforce Ready Grant through Next Level Jobs Indiana.

“With certifications in medical assisting, EMT, welding, automotive repair, cyber security and other high-wage programs, Ivy Tech graduates can start a new job quickly, in a field aligned with the state’s in-demand industries,” said Trudy Weddle, vice chancellor of enrollment services at Ivy Tech Bloomington.

At the information session, attendees will learn more about Workforce Ready Grant eligible programs and requirements, one of which includes not having previously earned a college certification or degree.

More information sessions on tuition-free program options will be held on campus at 6 p.m. the last Tuesday of every month, through October.

Ivy Tech accepts applications year-round and has multiple start dates. The next round of 8-week classes start on March 16—there is still time to apply to the college and sign up for classes.

For more information and to apply for free, 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.