Ivy Tech Gets Grant For I.T. Career Training

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College is receiving $2.5 million in grants to improve career training programs in the informational technology and informatics industry.The school is one of 270 community colleges across the nation receiving $450 million in job-driven training federal grants.The funding will assist in establishing and expanding IT dedicated labs across 24 Ivy Tech campuses, establishing and expanding 10 to 12 data centers critical for training students majoring in Network Infrastructure and Server Administration, expanding a virtual data lab center accessible by distance education, providing professional development for IT faculty, creating a virtual IT defined career pathway advising system, and recruiting participants in collaboration with workforce partners.The School of Computing and Informatics at Ivy Tech anticipates more than 4,000 students completing one or more credentials and placed in jobs or advancing in employment during the grant period.Information technology is a growing industry in Indiana, however many Hoosiers remain unemployed, displaced, or need jobs upon returning from military service. Building on the current strength and projected growth of Indiana’s IT industry, this grant will prepare students for high-wage, high-growth careers in IT.The college says it will work with employers, economic developers, state and regional IT industry advisory boards, and chambers of commerce to review curriculum while placing students in internships that could lead to jobs after graduation.last_img

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