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Workforce and Community Education

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The Office of Workforce Alignment at Ivy Tech Community College Lafayette focuses on the training and professional development needs of Indiana’s business, industry, nonprofit, and government sectors to continuously move Indiana’s economy forward.  Our team is prepared to conduct a thorough needs analysis for your organization and deliver a customized training solution to enhance the skill set of your workforce. Workforce Alignment also offers a variety of courses for individual professional development and certification. Our team serves Tippecanoe, Clinton, White, Newton, Jasper, Montgomery, Benton, Fountain, Carroll, and Warren Counties.   

Professional Development 

Next Level Jobs/Workforce Ready Grants 

Ivy Tech Certificates and Technical Certificates 

Workplace Education 

Customized Training 

Who to Contact 



Education that Works for You

Workforce Alignment courses are open to anyone seeking both personal and professional development. Working adults have multiple demands on their time, and completing a college degree or certificate may not be something you can consider at this point. Our non-credit programs provide flexible options for you to take non-credit classes to advance job skills.



Non-Credit Courses

  • ServSafe 

The ServSafe  program is the restaurant and food service industry's leading food safety training solution. It is designed to meet the requirements to pass the certification exam for food handlers. 

Cost: $155 Non-Member and $145 Member


  • American Heart Association CPR-Basic Life Support (BLS)

The CPR-BLS course is the required certification course for healthcare workers, first responders, students, and employees. The course trains participants to promptly recognize several life-threatening emergencies, perform effective CPR, deliver appropriate ventilations, and provide early use of an AED. 

Cost: $85


  • CDL-Truck Driving School

The trucking industry needs more than 400,000 new drivers every year. If you’re looking for an in-demand and financially rewarding career, consider CDL Training at Ivy Tech Community College. 

Cost: Full tuition for training may be covered by Next Level Jobs-Workforce Ready Grant funding. Please click here.

How to Enroll

To enroll for a non-credit course, please complete the Non-Credit Enrollment Form.



Next Level Jobs/Workforce Ready Grant 

The Workforce Ready Grant pays for all tuition and regularly assessed fees for qualifying high-value certificates at any eligible training provider. To qualify, recipients must:

  • Be an Indiana resident and a U.S. citizen (or eligible non-citizen)
  • Have a high school diploma (or equivalent)
  • Enroll in in any qualifying training program at an eligible training provider
  • Meet any additional requirements for certain training providers and programs

Free Pre-Recorded Trainings

One-hour sessions centered on various topics to support learning and development for you and your employees available online. Find out more here.

Questions? Please contact Holly Brown at



Ivy Tech Certificate & Technical Certificates

Ivy Tech offer courses that provide college credit toward an Ivy Tech certificate or technical certificate and tuition can be covered by Next Level Jobs funding provided by the State of Indiana. You have the opportunity to gain skills, training, and experience that will increase your employment opportunities. The Next Level Jobs training grants could provide full tuition reimbursement. To see if you qualify for full tuition reimbursement, please check out Next Level Jobs.

Interested? Please contact Brooklyn Burton at



Workforce Education

Do you have specific training needs for your business? Our team provides a variety of services which include customized training, onboarding training, certificate training, technical certificates, and curriculum for apprenticeships and workshops.

We are proud of our partnerships with local and regional companies. We respond to our clients’ needs by creating programs for their high-demand industries and which in turn provides job training and increased skills for their employees.

The Workforce Alignment Department cultivates and actively works at building long-term partnerships with Chambers of Commerce, business and industry clients, state agencies, and 501(c)3 organizations. 



Customized Training  

The Workforce Alignment team will work with you to assess the learning needs of your employees and collaborate to prepare an instructional design and delivery strategy that meets your organization's continued education needs.

Interested? Please contact Brooklyn Burton at

Hot Training Topics!

  • InterGenerational Communication Styles
  • Microsoft Office
  • Effective Communications
  • Leadership Styles
  • Self Awareness & Supervisory Skills
  • Leading The Difficult Employee
  • Managing Change & Conflict
  • Lean Process Innovation
  • Green Belt/Six Sigma
  • OSHA 10 & 30
  • Giving and Receiving Motivational Feedback

Non-Credit Programs

Ivy Tech Certificate & Technical Certificates

Next Level Jobs Employer Training Grant

Employer Resources

For a complete listing of the many services offered by Workforce Alignment to Indiana’s business community, please visit our Employer Resources page here.

Free Pre-Recorded Trainings

One-hour sessions centered on various topics to support learning and development for you and your employees available online. Find out more here.

Rapid Recovery Reports

Rapid Recovery Reports is a weekly newsletter from Ivy Tech that contains employment and workforce/education trends along with sector and regional insights.


Who to Contact

Brooklyn Burton

Workforce Alignment Consultant