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Ivy Tech Indianapolis has received a $10,000 GEAR UP Bridge to College Days grant in partnership
with Arsenal Technical High School and Warren Central High School.
The initiative also includes TeenWorks, Indy Achieves, and Foster Success. Bridge to College Days will incorporate five college and career readiness priorities.Priorities include:
- Scholar Success Program completion and maintaining academic eligibility
- Parent and family engagement programming
- Financial aid and literacy information
- Understanding Indiana’s colleges and universities
- Career exploration and preparation
During its annual Partnership Day last Fall, the Area 31 Career Center and Ivy Tech announced a new and innovative program and career opportunity: Digital Integrated Manufacturing (DIM).
The Area 31 Career Center, located at 1200 N. Girls School Road in Indianapolis, is a high school with direct, hands-on learning and real-world experience for local students. Students attend career preparation classes for half of their day at Area 31 and the other half at their home high school.
The new DIM program serves as a pilot for Ivy Tech before a statewide launch of dual credit programming in Smart Manufacturing and Digital Integration. Its first cohort begins Fall 2022.
“It’s a big opportunity for now and for the future. It’s exciting to be one of the first few people to ever be in it (the program). It’s something to take advantage of with more money and opportunities.”Current student in program
Students in the Area 31 Digital Integrated Manufacturing program develop skills and knowledge of modern manufacturing processes.
Industry-current technologies, project-based learning experiences, and employer engagements help students grow their understanding of production processes, robotics, quality control, digital integration, and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).
“We are absolutely confident that the Digital Integrated Manufacturing program will create a steady flow of capable and well-prepared Industry 4.0 professionals.”Paula Dutra E Mello of Telamon Corp.
What can students earn?
- Ivy Tech college credits
- Potential to earn postsecondary credential
- Opportunities for industry-recognized credentials
Preparations for the future
Program graduates will have the opportunity to continue their development through postsecondary programs, stackable industry credentials and employment in roles such as production technicians, quality control specialists, technologists and more.
For more information about this program at Ivy Tech, contact Steve Bardonner, dean of the School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering and Applied Sciences at firstname.lastname@example.org.
On November 18, more than 12 local employers attended the Machine Tool Technology program’s open house to view its labs with newly upgraded equipment, including its new Haas UMC 500 Universal Machining Center and Haas ST20Y CNC Lathe.
In addition to tours, Ivy Tech and employers discussed the program and ways the College could support future workforce needs of their companies.
The open house was supported by Machine Tool Technology faculty, Ivy Tech Indianapolis Development and Office of Career Coaching and Employer Connections.
Dr. David Oehler will begin this new role effective January 18, 2022
Ivy Tech Indianapolis has named Dr. David Oehler as its next Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs, effective January 18, 2022. Oehler comes to Ivy Tech Indianapolis from Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Kansas City, Mo., where he currently serves as vice president of instruction and student services for its Longview campus.
Before joining the Longview location, Oehler served as Dean of Instruction at MCC’s Maple Wood campus, serving as the campus chief academic officer. He has also had a distinguished career at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville, Mo., where he rose from an instructor to academic department chair in the Department of Communication, Theatre and Languages, and later in Fine and Performing Arts.
He earned his Ph.D. in Higher Education from Iowa State University, a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Arts in Speech from Iowa State University.Continue reading