The spring 2023 program prepares you to take the CompTIA Security+ certification exam. CompTIA Security+ establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs. CompTIA Security+ validates the baseline skills necessary to perform core security functions and pursue an IT security career.
Students need to have a basic understanding of computer systems and network infrastructure either through previous classwork or job experience.
Two nights each week, you’ll learn from Jason Endris, Ivy Tech Bloomington faculty. You’ll also meet regularly one-on-one with career coaches from Ivy+ Career Link to ensure your success. Participants will receive a part-time membership at The Mill, and those who successfully complete the program will receive a voucher to cover exam costs.
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington and Martinsville High School have entered into a partnership that provides students the chance to start college early by earning the Indiana College Core (ICC) in high school. The ICC credential is a 30 credit hour general education core of college credit guaranteed to transfer between Indiana public colleges and universities.
“Martinsville High School is very excited to partner with Ivy Tech and help our students make the most of this opportunity,” said Jeff Bell, Martinsville High School Principal.
Students take high school and college classes simultaneously through dual credit or dual enrollment. Earning the ICC provides students the chance to Start As a Sophomore at Ivy Tech or other public colleges, having already completed the first year of college credits.
City and The Mill Sign Innovation Partnership Agreement; Trades District and Tech Center Surge Forward
Today, the City of Bloomington and The Mill announced they have formalized a new partnership to expand Bloomington’s innovation economy, attract cutting-edge companies, and create high-paying jobs. According to the Innovation Partnership Agreement approved by the Redevelopment Commission (RDC) on January 23 (https://bton.in/nuuxS), The Mill will now manage the development and marketing of the Trades District, a 12-acre portion of the Bloomington Certified Technology Park.
The first priority will be establishing an executive director position for the Trades District and Tech Center, finalizing the vision for the Trades District Technology Center (https://bton.in/aI8lp), overseeing its construction, recruiting tenants, and building collaborations and furthering partnerships with the City, BEDC, Indiana University, and private sector leaders.
“Innovation-based startups and growth-stage companies are critical for building a dynamic economy that creates good jobs for our region,” said Mayor John Hamilton. “This partnership positions us to quickly move forward and build on the long-term work of many partners. Since opening in 2018, The Mill has transformed our tech sector economy. Their startup expertise, operational experience, ecosystem connections across the state, and programming resources align with what we need to develop the Tech Center and the Trades District into a thriving hub of innovation.”
The Commission on the Status of Black Males Outstanding Black Leaders of Tomorrow Award is given annually to two African American men and women, respectively, from the following categories: high school and adult. The Outstanding Black Leaders of Tomorrow Award is presented each year at the Black History Month Gala Celebration in February. Nominations are open until February 7, 2023
Members of the public are invited to join friends and neighbors to kick off the City of Bloomington’s 2023 Black History Month celebration on January 30 at City Hall (401 N Morton Street). The event begins with a reception in the City Hall Atrium at 6 p.m., with the program beginning in Council Chambers at 7 p.m. The kick-off is free and open to the public.
The theme for the 2023 Black History Month celebration is “Black Innovation.” The month’s events will celebrate and explore Black inventors, creators, and change agents and how they’ve changed the way we live through their contributions, from the traffic light to the cell phone. Most people have heard about famous inventions like the light bulb, the cotton gin, and the ironing board but there are countless others. Often overlooked, these creators and their inventions make our daily lives easier.
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington received $24,088 from Ivy Tech Foundation’s Women in Philanthropy, Circle of Ivy, to fund six spring semester projects. Circle of Ivy awarded a total of $263,649 for 84 projects statewide.
Circle of Ivy raises funds to diminish barriers to higher education for Ivy Tech students. Women’s philanthropy at Ivy Tech has a statewide reach with a focus on campus needs and projects that positively impact students.
Ivy Tech Bloomington received funding for projects that will invest in students, technology, instructional materials, and global travel.
Funding will be released for the following purposes:
Season 4, presented by Visit Bloomington, of the No Dishes Podcast is being released January 30th. New episodes will be released every Monday and Thursday for ten straight weeks. Find out about those behind your favorite Bloomington culinary gems and watering holes through fun conversations at nodishesmedia.com.
Mayor John Hamilton today announced the activation of a new 501c3 nonprofit corporation to advance several initiatives in the interests of the community, especially related to Bloomington in three areas - arts, technology/jobs, and housing. A memo and draft bylaws and conflicts policy shared with members of the City Council can be found here: https://bton.in/l3303
Currently, the City of Bloomington oversees a significant number of major projects that involve city ownership of land and structures that do not involve core municipal services but are vital to Bloomington, its residents, and visitors. These include arts-sector projects such as the Buskirk-Chumley Theater and the Waldron Arts Center, jobs and technology-sector-related projects such as the Trades District, including the planned federal EDA-funded Tech Center, and major housing opportunities in the new downtown Hopewell neighborhood.
Maintenance of these projects has been spread across City departments and has required expanding department capacity and contracting with specialized services.
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The Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County (CFBMC) recognized nonprofit organizations receiving competitive grants at its January 12 Community Impact Grant Awards reception. A total of $439,083 was awarded from the Foundation’s most recent competitive Community Impact Funding Initiative.
“We are so proud to share that this year’s 15 grants will impact more than 28 nonprofit agencies and organizations,” said President and CEO Tina Peterson. “By finding innovative and inspired ways to collaborate through projects and programs like these, our local nonprofit organizations are maximizing their impact and creating a better place for individuals and families to thrive in Bloomington and Monroe County.”
“These collaborative grants are examples of how local nonprofits are lifting up our community,” added Peterson.
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