Indianapolis, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College has announced plans to expand its presence and offerings in Hamilton County. The community college’s Noblesville site will become Ivy Tech’s 19th campus effective July 1, 2021 and be renamed as the Ivy Tech Hamilton County campus. A chancellor for the new campus will be recruited from a national search and named at a later date.
Enrollment at the Ivy Tech Noblesville site has grown rapidly as annually more than 1,200 students attend classes at the location. Ivy Tech began offering classes at the site in 2014.
“Hamilton county is Indiana’s fourth largest, and fastest growing county, and the only one of the top five largest counties in the state without an Ivy Tech campus,” Ivy Tech President Sue Ellspermann said. “Our mission as the community college is to provide educational opportunities to Hoosiers throughout Indiana. Bringing a campus with additional program offerings to Hamilton county will expand our footprint to a growing community, and provide more pathways to high-wage and high-value jobs.”
“Ivy Tech has been valued partner in our community and their willingness to listen to business leaders in our community and adapt to their training and education needs is a great asset,” Noblesville Mayor Chris Jensen said. “Tomorrow’s workforce will require a new set of skills and Ivy Tech’s Future of Work Lab will give us the environment to explore what those skill set needs are. Streamlining decision making to the local level also gives our business leaders a direct line to innovate and grow a talented workforce right here in our own backyard.”
Ivy Tech has been offering classes in Hamilton county since 1995. First, at Carmel Junior High School, then moving to the Carmel Learning Center in 2000, now at the Noblesville site since 2014. This will be the first Ivy Tech campus in the county.
“Ivy Tech has been such a blessing to Hamilton County. There is an enormous effort to stimulate work force development efforts in our community,” Hamilton County Commissioner Steve Dillinger said. “I believe this move by Ivy Tech will help to develop programs that are tailored to enhance the progression of this program”
The search for a chancellor for the Hamilton County campus will begin with listening sessions to hear from various audiences to refine the job posting.
In addition to the announcement of the Hamilton County campus the College announced other structural change to best align some of its educational sites with different campuses. The College’s Franklin and Shelbyville sites, that were once part of the Central Indiana campus service area, will now be aligned with the Columbus campus. The Mooresville site, once part of the Central Indiana campus service area, will become part of the Bloomington campus service area. The Greencastle site will return to the Terre Haute campus service area after being part of the Central Indiana service area the last few years.
A new set of eight-week courses start at all Ivy Tech locations and online on October 26.