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About Career Link

Career Link provides workforce skills training for employers and the community, and career development for Ivy Tech students and alumni. See current short-term skills training classes offered in the containers below.

For Employers

Ivy Tech is the place to connect with top talent and skill up your employees. With our employer-sponsored deferred tuition program, work-based learning partnerships, and custom training we are prepared to conduct a thorough needs analysis for your organization and deliver a training solution to enhance the skill set of your workforce. Connect with us today. 

For the Community

Our skills training classes and industry certifications are open to anyone seeking to advance their job skills or get into the workforce quickly. Our class offerings are designed to support key Indiana economic sectors and community needs. 

For Students

Services for students are truly focused on your success. You’ll work with a career coach from the beginning of your academic journey. Learn more about Career Development

Connect with us

Bloomington Career Link
812-330-6042
bloomington-workforcetraining@ivytech.edu

Short-term Skills Training Classes

  • The Certified Clinical Medical Assisting (CCMA) program is designed to prepare students to function as professionals in multiple healthcare settings. Medical assistants with a clinical background perform various clinical tasks including assisting with the administration of medications and with minor procedures, performing an electrocardiogram (EKG), obtaining laboratory specimens for testing, educating patients, and other related tasks. Job opportunities are prevalent with physician’s offices, clinics, chiropractor’s offices, hospitals and outpatient facilities. The class includes instructor led class time over 12 weeks, plus an exam administered by the National Health career Association (NHA). In addition to facilitating entry-level clinical medical assisting related positions, this course is ideal for students interested in pursuing a future formal Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Nursing (LPN), or a Nursing (RN) program.

    BLOOMINGTON, BEDFORD, & MOORESVILLE
    2024 DATES COMING SOON

    Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, CCMA
    Ivy Tech Main Campus | 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN
    For questions or to be added to our mailing list for future classes, contact:Bloomington Workforce Training812-330-6042bloomington-workforcetraining@ivytech.edu

    BROWN COUNTY
    Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certification Preparation Course
    March 5, 2024 – June 13, 2024No Class March 11 - March 15Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays from 4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.Brown County Career Resource Center|260 School House Ln, Nashville, IN 47448Cost: $2850 (includes textbook, materials, instruction, practice exams and certification exam)
    Registration closes Friday, Feb. 9

    REGISTER HERE

    To register, ask questions, or be added to our mailing list for future Brown County CCMA classes, contact: 
    Alane Lovell
    812-988-5880 | alovell@browncountyschools.com

  • Spring 2024: CompTIA Security+

    The spring 2024 program prepares you to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. CompTIA Security+ establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. CompTIA Security+ validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.

    Students need to have a basic understanding of computer systems and network infrastructure either through previous classwork or job experience.

    Two nights each week, you’ll learn from Ivy Tech Bloomington faculty. You’ll also meet regularly one-on-one with career coaches from Ivy+  Career Link to ensure your success. Participants will receive a part-time membership at The Mill, and those who successfully complete the program will receive a voucher to cover exam costs.

    APPLY HERE

    For questions or to be added to our mailing list for future classes, contact:
    Bloomington Workforce Training
    812-330-6042
    bloomington-workforcetraining@ivytech.edu

  • Commercial Driving License (CDL-A) training – Bloomington

    CDL-A is a high-demand, high-wage career. Training is provided by the Center for Transportation Safety. This program includes the FMCSA required Theory training. The training consists of 170-hours, with full and half days throughout the 3-week program. Hands on training is performed with a manual transmission. Our instructor to student ratio is 1:5. CTS pass rate for the state driving test is 95%.  We provide a high level of safety focused training, to get you going on the right foot in your new career!

    Students must be 18 years or older, have a valid driver’s license, CDL permit, and DOT physical to enroll. Upon completion of the course, your tuition includes an opportunity to test at the state level and obtain your CDL-A endorsement. 

    Funding is available to individuals who qualify through WorkOne. Please call 812-331-6000 for more information. 

    For questions about the programs or to be added to our mailing list for future class dates, contact:
    Bloomington Workforce Training
    812-330-6042
    bloomington-workforcetraining@ivytech.edu

  • CompTIA A+ Logo

    CompTIA A+ delivers the necessary competencies with hands-on experience in the lab for an entry-level Information Technology professional. Students will have the knowledge required to assemble components based on customer requirements, install, configure and maintain PCs and mobile devices for end users, understand the basics of networking, properly and safely diagnose, resolve and document common hardware and network issues while applying troubleshooting skills. Students will also learn the basics of virtualization, scripting, desktop imaging, and deployment.

    Recommended level of experience: At least one year of experience working with and supporting hardware/software and/or computer networks. 

    SPRING 2024
    BROWN COUNTY

    March 25 – June 26, 2024Mondays & Wednesdays from 5 - 7 p.m.Brown County Career Resource Center|260 School House Ln, Nashville, IN 47448Cost: $1600 (includes textbook, materials, instruction, and certification exam)
    Funding available for eligible students.
    Registration closes: March 22, 2024

    REGISTER HERE

    For questions about the programs or to be added to our mailing list for future class dates, contact:
    Bloomington Workforce Training
    812-330-6042
    bloomington-workforcetraining@ivytech.edu

  • CompTIA Security + Logo

    Students will explore the field of Cyber Security/Information Assurance focusing on the technical and managerial aspects of the discipline. Students will be introduced to the basic terminology, concepts, and best practices of computer/network security and the roles and responsibilities of management/security personnel. The students will learn the technologies used and techniques involved in creating a secure computer networking environment including authentication and the types of attacks against an organization.

    Recommended level of experience: At least one year of experience working with and supporting hardware/software and/or computer networks.  Recent CompTIA A+ and/or CompTIA Network+ certifications can be substituted for work experience.

    2024 program information coming soon.

    For questions about the programs or to be added to our mailing list for future class dates, contact:
    Bloomington Workforce Training
    812-330-6042
    bloomington-workforcetraining@ivytech.edu

  • CPR – or Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation – is an emergency lifesaving procedure performed when the heart stops beating. Immediate CPR can double or triple chances of survival after cardiac arrest.

     

    February 9, 2024 
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 
    Ivy Tech Main Campus | 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404
    Registration closes: February 8, 2023
    Cost: $65 (includes instruction, materials, and certification test)

    Register here

     

    February 16th, 2024
    9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    Ivy Tech Main Campus | 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404
    Registration closes: February 15th, 2023
    Cost: $65 (includes instruction, materials, and certification test)

    REGISTER HERE

  • Customized training provides the opportunity for your company to receive detailed attention to the learning and development needs specific to your company culture.

    Ivy Tech Career Link 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 needs.

    Our goal is to build customized content with objectives that are tied to your organization's strategic plan to enhance skills, increase productivity, and drive revenue growth. Training can be delivered either on-site or off-site using face-to-face, online, or any combination of instructional methods in a format that meets specific needs.

    Advantages of Career Link customized workforce trainings:

    • Blended Learning Environment
    • Certification options
    • Cost-Effective
    • Customized Solutions
    • Flexible Schedules
    • High Quality
    • Local Provider
    • Online Options Available
    • On-Site Delivery Available
    • Pre-Scheduled Courses Available
    • Results-Driven

    Contact Us
    Bloomington Career Link Workforce Training 
    812-330-6042
    bloomington-workforcetraining@ivytech.edu

  • In the 8-week My Cook Pathway program, participants will work for Cook Medical while earning their Indiana High School Equivalency diploma. Participants will work 28 hours per week at Cook and another 10 hours per week preparing for the ETS HiSET. After passing the HiSET and demonstrating success in a work role, graduates will be offered a full-time position at Cook.
     
    This program is offered to employees of Cook Medical. To get started, please begin by applying here: Apply for My Cook Pathway.  To learn more about the My Cook Pathway, please visit: Official My Cook Pathway Page

    For questions about the program, contact:
    Bloomington Workforce Training
    812-330-6042
    bloomington-workforcetraining@ivytech.edu

  • This course is intended for individuals who wish to obtain a PMP credential from PMI® (Project Management Institute). Prior to taking the PMP exam, PMI requires proof of 3+ years’ project management experience and 35 contact hours of project management education. However, this course can be taken by anyone who wants to learn the fundamentals of project management.

    Position yourself for a big career move with PMP® certification.
    Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is a proven way to enhance your resume, elevate your career potential, and boost your earnings.
    •    Earn a higher salary: According to PMI, PMP® credential holders in the US earn 25% more than those without a PMP certification.
    •    Earn a prestigious certification recognized around the globe.
    •    Build skills and knowledge that are transferable between industries, market segments and geographic locations
    •    Gain an advantage over non-certified project managers.
    •    Prove your project management knowledge, commitment, and experience.
    •    Join a global network of over 1,000,000 PMP credential holders.

    Spring 2024

    8-WEEK PROGRAM
    March 1, 2024 - April 19, 2024
    Fridays from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.
    Virtual
    Cost: $1500 (includes textbook, materials, and instruction)
    Registration Closes: Feb. 29 2024

    Register Here

    Learn more about PMP certification benefits at pmi.org and see PMI PMP requirements.

    For questions about the programs or to be added to our mailing list for future class dates, contact:
    Bloomington Workforce Training
    812-330-6042
    bloomington-workforcetraining@ivytech.edu

  • ServSafe logo

    ServSafe is the restaurant and food service industry's leading food safety training solution. The ServSafe Manager Certification verifies a manager or person in charge has sufficient food safety knowledge to serve and protect the public. The course provides an interactive experience for students to gain hands-on knowledge of food safety to pass the exam.

    ServSafe Bedford
    March 19, 2024 - March 20, 2024
    Tuesday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and Wednesday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
    Ivy Tech at StoneGate Arts & Education Center| 931 15th St, Bedford, IN 47421
    Cost: $240 (includes textbook, instruction, materials, and certification exam)
    Registration closes: March 15, 2024

    REGISTER HERE

     

    ServSafe Bloomington

    April 23, 2024 - April 24, 2024
    Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Ivy Tech Main Campus | 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404
    Cost: $240 (includes textbook, instruction, materials, and certification exam)
    Registration closes: April 19, 2024

    REGISTER HERE

     

    ServSafe Bloomington

    May 13, 2024 - May 14, 2024
    Monday from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
    Ivy Tech Main Campus | 200 Daniels Way, Bloomington, IN 47404
    Cost: $240 (includes textbook, instruction, materials, and certification exam)
    Registration closes: May 10, 2024

    REGISTER HERE

     

    For questions or to be added to our mailing list for future classes, contact:
    Bloomington Workforce Training
    812-330-6042
    bloomington-workforcetraining@ivytech.edu

  • SHRM Certification Prep Class
    For SHRM-CP (Certified Professional) and SHRM-SCP (Senior Certified Professional) Certification Preparation

    Become a recognized expert and leader in HR with SHRM certification
    Advance your career and demonstrate you are the most qualified and valuable HR professional you can be when you become SHRM-certified. The SHRM Certified Professional® (SHRM-CP®) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional® (SHRM-SCP®) are the only behavioral competency-based HR certifications, proving not only what you know but also how you can apply that knowledge on the job.

    Why earn your SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP credential?

    • Increase your earning potential
      HR professionals who pass the SHRM certification exam report earning salaries 7%-9% higher than peers who do not.
    • Get promoted
      Of SHRM-certified professionals who were promoted, 63% report that their credential was a key factor.
    • Gain readiness
      Certified professionals report a greater understanding of necessary skills.

    Determine your Eligibility
    To be eligible for the SHRM-CP and SHRM-SCP exams, you must meet specific educational and work experience criteria at the time you submit your application. 

    Already certified?
    SHRM's new certification path is simple and clear. As a result of your proven knowledge and skills, you are already eligible to earn the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. Contact SHRM directly: shrm.org.

    SPRING 2024
    January 22, 2024  – April 15, 2024
    Mondays from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
    Learn Anywhere: students have the option of attending class on Ivy Tech Bloomington Main campus or virtually via Zoom.
    Cost: $1300 (includes textbook, materials, and instruction)
    Registration closes January 19, 2024.

    REGISTER HERE

    For questions or to be added to our mailing list for future classes, contact:
    Bloomington Workforce Training
    812-330-6042
    bloomington-workforcetraining@ivytech.edu