Ivy Tech Community College Central Indiana hosted its first Virtual Technology Week on February 22-26, providing students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and school administrators with a wonderful week of technology industry-related programming that continues to be available at IvyTech.edu/IndyTechnologyWeek.
“As high school dual credit students begin to plan their next step of their educational journey, we hope that a program such as this helps them and their parents become informed about the various programs that their Ivy Tech dual credit will feed into, as well as the career opportunities associated with those programs,” said Steven Bardonner, dean of the School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Sciences at Ivy Tech Central Indiana.
Participants in Virtual Technology Week took virtual tours of programs, high-tech labs, and equipment. Some of the many programs featured included:
- Building construction
- Computer technology
- Design technology
- Industrial technology
- Machine tool technology
Representatives of these programs were available to answer prospective students’ questions and teach them about different types of technology jobs and salaries. Program chairs and admissions staff remain available to answer questions as students gear up to sign up for summer and fall classes.
Technology Week attendees were also able to participate in live student and employer discussion panels and meet businesses in the technology field that hire Ivy Tech graduates.
“When you hear the term “high demand, high wage career,” the School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering, and Applied Science offers students the training, certification, and employer connections to help them move into those careers,” Bardonner said.
One of the biggest benefits of hosting a virtual event is the ability to keep all content available online. Ivy Tech Central Indiana invites anyone looking to pursue options in the technology industry to find program career data, local contacts and more on the Virtual Technology Week webpage at IvyTech.edu/IndyTechnologyWeek.