Ivy Tech announces Environmental Technology program for displaced, unemployed and underemployed workers

Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast announced a new certificate program in Environmental 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 from Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Occupational Safety and Health

Administration (OSHA). Recipients of the certificate would qualify for jobs such as hazmat, safety and health technicians and water quality technicians.

Students will learn to succeed on the job with:

  • Environmental activities that build critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Hands-on, skills-based projects
  • Convenient, compressed schedule
  • Flexible “hybrid delivery” via classroom and online instruction
  • Foundation skills to build success
  • Business skills in communication, resumé 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 Harold McCard at 260-439-8387 or hmccard@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

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