K-12 Students at Ivy Tech for Manufacturing Day Today

(BLOOMINGTON) – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is opening its doors to nearly 300 area high school students and more than 150 elementary students on Friday, October 4 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Manufacturing Day. Ivy Tech, Hoosier Hills Career Center, and various industry partners are hosting an interactive day that focuses on health, biomedical, IT, and manufacturing careers.

In the afternoon, high school students will take hands-on tours to experience a day in the life of a community college student in various academic programs, including design technology, healthcare, and life sciences, which is a leading industry in the area.

High school students will also learn about how Ivy Tech dual credit classes prepare them to earn community college credentials, including certifications and technical certifications that lead to employment in high-demand jobs and that transfer to Indiana public colleges.

Some interactive demonstrations will be performed by IU Health, Platformatics, Tasus, HFI, and Cook Medical, among others.

To get started at Ivy Tech, apply now for free and attend Express Enrollment Thursday, Oct. 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. RSVP at ivytech.edu/eeday. For tuition-free program options for eligible Hoosiers that lead to high-demand jobs, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington/nextleveljobs.

The second round of fall classes at Ivy Tech start on Oct. 28. Sign up during Express Enrollment on Oct. 10 or another day during business hours, Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For other questions, email bl-info@ivytech.edu.

About Manufacturing Day

Manufacturing Day (mfgday.com/) is held annually on the first Friday of October and helps show the reality of modern manufacturing careers by encouraging thousands of companies and educational institutions around the nation to open their doors to students, parents, teachers, and community leaders. It is produced by the National Association of Manufacturers and the Manufacturing Institute.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College (ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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