Ivy Tech Community College hosted a hybrid launch event for the new Career Coaching and Employer Connections (CCEC) department Sept. 21 from Noon to 1 p.m. The launch event was streamed live statewide and smaller, in-person were events were hosted at campuses.

At the event, Adam Gross, Executive Director of Career Coaching and Employer Connections at Ivy Tech Bloomington, introduced the new structure for the redeveloped career and industry division and the expanded roles within it.

“The newly launched Career Coaching and Employer Connections office will continue to deliver customized training for industry partners with the goal to maximize tuition assistance policies and grant funding to upskill employees and improve their work on the job,” he said. “We will also offer Ivy Tech Bloomington students the opportunity to find the right career path for them and make meaningful connections with employers in their preferred field of work .”

Ivy Tech Bloomington offers a variety of tuition-free workforce certification programs through Indiana’s Next Level Jobs, paid for by the Workforce Ready Grant. For more information about career-aligned training and coaching opportunities for students, visit www.ivytech.edu/ccec or call 812-330-6018.

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.