Ivy Tech announces Cyber Technology certificate program for displaced, unemployed and underemployed

Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast announced a new certificate program in Cyber Technology due to a recently awarded grant by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration as part of the National STEM Consortium. Courses for the program will begin in January 2013.

Interested individuals can train for a new career in as little as one year and work toward industry certifications in Cisco CCNA and CompTIA Network+, A+ and Security+. Recipients of the certificate would qualify for jobs in cyber customer service and technical support, which may require a background check at hiring organizations.

Students will learn to succeed on the job with:

  • Hands-on, skills-based projects
  • Consistent, convenient, compressed schedule
  • Flexible “hybrid delivery” via classroom and online instruction
  • Foundation skills to help students succeed in technical courses
  • Critical thinking and problem solving based on real-life situations
  • Business skills in communication, resume writing and interview techniques

This U.S. Department of Labor grant targets workers who have lost their job due to the adverse effects of foreign trade, and other unemployed and underemployed workers. Veterans receive priority of service. Programs are eligible for financial aid: Trade Adjustment Assistance, Workforce Investment Act, Pell Grants.

For more information or to get started, contact Raphael Wolff at 260-482-9171, ext. 2520 or rwolff2@ivytech.edu. More information can be found online at nationalSTEM.org.

About National STEM Consortium

The National STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Consortium (NSC), an alliance of ten community colleges nationwide, is building new training programs in Cyber Technology, Composite Materials, Electric Vehicles, Environmental Technology and Mechatronics. Th e Department of Labor is funding the NSC through a $19.7 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant targeting workers who have lost their job due to the adverse eff ects of foreign trade, and other unemployed and underemployed workers. Veterans receive priority of service. The National STEM Consortium develops state-of-the-art career training programs

About Ivy Tech Community College Northeast

Ivy Tech Community College Northeast is located in Fort Wayne, Ind., and serves nine counties in northeast Indiana. The region and its campus locations have grown from 131 students in 1969 to more than 11,000 students enrolled in nine schools in 2013. Ivy Tech Northeast expanded its physical boundaries to two additional campuses. The North Campus­—just a half-mile north of the Coliseum Campus building—consists of four buildings: The Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center, Student Life Center, Harshman Hall and Carroll Hall. Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus—located on the south side of Fort Wayne—provides additional educational opportunities for southern Allen County, as well as Huntington, Wells and Adams counties. Ivy Tech Community College is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. 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 communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
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