Bloomington — Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington is the recipient of two Awards for Excellence in Career and Technical Education (CTE). The awards were presented by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education in a ceremony held on May 6.

Recognition awards highlight the achievements of CTE students, programs, partners, and counselors across the state who exemplify the qualities of and opportunities of Career and Technical Education.

Amelia Ward, design technology student, is the recipient of an Award for Excellence in the Postsecondary Student category. Ward is graduating with her associate degree in design technology and a certificate in architecture in May 2024. She is pursuing full-time employment in her field for after graduation and later plans to earn her bachelor’s in mechanical engineering.

Respiratory therapy is the recipient of an Award for Excellence in the Outstanding Postsecondary Program category. The program prepares graduates for work as licensed respiratory therapists in hospitals and medical offices across Indiana and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC).

Ivy Tech Bloomington offers more than 40 career and four-year transfer programs, with courses that start multiple times per year for quick entry and graduation. To get started, apply for free online at, call 812-330-6013, or email For information on free, short-term training programs at Ivy Tech Bloomington, 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.