Ivy Tech IvyWorks

  • Talent Development

Website
https://www.ivytech.edu/

Primary Contact
Jeffrey Jourdan
Director
Contact via email

Mission statement

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.

IvyWorks is a two-year, job-centered program to train students for careers in industry specific fields, beginning with supply chain management and logistics. The mission of the program is to bridge the skills gap by partnering with industry leaders to provide industry-specific training. It offers students both online and face-to-face coursework, making it accessible to students throughout the State of Indiana.

Actions

Actions are activities derived from the Plan 2020 planning process that a partner has committed to implement.

Ivy Tech IvyWorks is working on the following actions:

Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Pilot IvyWorks by training and connecting students to high-needs employment industries in Indiana

Start Date:

October 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

25%

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Status on January 20, 2017
IvyWorks program began Aug 2016 with a 2 year supply chain track. Admission to the IvyWorks program is rolling, with first graduates in Sept 2018.
Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Seek out and establish industry partnerships, by industry, to connect students to professional development and job training opportunities

Start Date:

April 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Status on January 20, 2017
implemented but ongoing, with the goal to connect students and employers in the same physical space.
Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Seek out strategic partnerships to create an Advisory Board that can guide and provide feedback on the IvyWorks pilot project

Start Date:

April 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Status on January 20, 2017
Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Build awareness of the IvyWorks program with, and potentially recruit from, various employment partners from the Indianapolis area

Start Date:

April 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on January 20, 2017
Forming partnerships with EmployIndy, CICP, Goodwill (Excel Centers), UPS, Conexus and Geodis.
Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Actively seek out fundraising opportunities to support IvyWorks

Start Date:

April 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on January 20, 2017
ongoing