Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is open for fall registration and is hosting an Ivy Bash enrollment event on Saturday, August 7, 2021 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Prospective students and returning students that have not enrolled yet are encouraged to attend. The event is also free and open the public!
To celebrate a full return to classes on campus this fall, attendees of Ivy Bash who enroll in classes, will be automatically entered to win a tuition-free Fall Semester 2021. Attendees can also get a free T-shirt and food items will be provided. Local radio stations Hoosier Country 105 and B97 will be on-location hosting a live-remote broadcast.
Ivy Tech Bloomington offers nearly 40 career-focused programs in seven schools ranging from healthcare and information technology to life sciences manufacturing, in addition to general education transfer degrees. Students who start this fall will benefit from the college’s new tuition model, Ivy+, by having their tuition frozen for two years, getting free classes after 12 credit hours per semester, and free textbooks for at least the 2021-22 academic year.
Express Employment Professionals is putting job seekers to work through its fourth annual mass interviewing event, now expanded from one day to a full week, Aug. 2-6, 2021.
Formerly called National Interview Day, the event was first created by the staffing company and celebrated in 2018 as a new way to recruit and educate job seekers in a historically tight labor market. With temporary business closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic adding to talent shortages across the country since last year, Express is stepping up, now more than ever, to provide hope through employment for this expanded hiring event.
Job seekers are encouraged to visit ExpressPros.com/HiringEvent before Aug. 2 and complete an application to expedite the interview process. Applicants will then be contacted for interviews, possibly before Aug. 2, based on the type of work they are seeking, and as always with Express, will never be charged a fee.
The August/September issue of Bloom Magazine features two big IU stories: 50 Famous Alumni, and interviews with coaches Tom Allen, Mike Woodson, and Teri Moren about the Great Expectations for their upcoming seasons! Look for it all around town starting August 3.
Also new: Bloom now has a bi-weekly newsletter with story snippets, links to web exclusives, and sneak peeks behind the scenes at the magazine. Sign up at magbloom.com!
Hoosier Hills Credit Union Donates $5,500 to Richland-Bean Blossom Schools for Ready Schools Initiatives
Hoosier Hills Credit Union was recognized at the July Richland-Bean Blossom School Board meeting for their donation of $5,500 to RBB Schools to fund two initiatives being undertaken at Edgewood High School through the Ready Schools program.
Part of the donation will fund audio podcast equipment for the school. “The podcast equipment will be utilized by teachers and students in flexible ways within classrooms, the media center, and anywhere else students are learning,” said Jaime Miller, Ready Schools Coach and Coordinator. “This will afford students access to the tools they need to practice and develop highly relevant and transferable communication skills in fun and dynamic ways. It will also serve as the first phase in building out the audio/video studio within the Innovative Learning Center, as well as a media production pathway within our high school course offerings.”
The U.S. Small Business Administration's Office of Capital Access will host a small business webinar series with Public Private Strategies Institute on the COVID Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. The program was designed to help hard-hit small businesses and nonprofits recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic by providing advances and low-interest disaster loans.
Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is now offering tuition-free certification programs in addiction studies and biotechnology, leading to high-demand careers in counseling and local life sciences manufacturing. Eligible students can earn a tuition-free certificate through Indiana’s Next Level Jobs, paid for by the Workforce Ready Grant.
Ivy Tech’s addiction studies certificate can be completed in as little as two semesters and leads to professional certification from the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC). The certificate in addiction studies is flexible and can be completed entirely online.
Effective July, 1, the Ivy Tech Community College Mooresville site became part of Ivy Tech Bloomington under a restructuring of the college’s Indianapolis campus service area. In an effort to better serve students and industry, Ivy Tech Central Indiana (Indianapolis) moved from a nine-county service area to a three-county service area consisting of Marion, Hendricks, and Boone.
Ivy Tech Central Indiana previously served 30% of Indiana’s population. With this restructuring project, the service area now covers 18% of Indiana’s population, distributing administrative and student services among surrounding Ivy Tech campuses.
“Our immediate focus for Mooresville is on making connections in the community and bringing in industry partners to skill-up the local workforce and help businesses grow,” said Ivy Tech Bloomington Chancellor Jennie Vaughan.
Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) has selected the first cohort of its Career Coaching Fellowship. Nineteen individuals serving across the Indiana Uplands as school counselors, career coaches, work-based and internship coordinators, teachers, adult educators, and an HR administrator have been selected. The ROI Career Coaching Fellows will begin a 10-month fellowship focused on growing leadership and expertise while developing regionally relevant career connections that will equip Fellows to provide guidance and support to individuals preparing for high opportunity and high wage jobs.
“The Career Coaching Fellowship was developed as the next essential step in a maturing strategy for supporting both individuals and industry through focused talent pathways and workforce pipeline strategies,” said ROI President & CEO, Tina Peterson.
“Response to this opportunity exceeded our expectations and serves to affirm the significance of focused career coaching strategies,” added Peterson. “ROI’s inaugural cohort represents an impressive group of educators and career development professionals within our region. We are pleased that participants will bring diversity of experience to the cohort and feel confident that this group of professionals will grow their capacity to positively impact thousands of K-12 students and adult learners in the Indiana Uplands region.”
Nineteen community and regional leaders accepted into new Indiana Uplands Grant Writing Fellowship: Program to support grant writers pursuing projects and programs that improve the quality of life for Uplands residents
Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) has announced that its new Grant Writing Fellowship program is launching in July with 19 community and regional leaders selected from a competitive application process.
“It was clear from the quality of applications we received that people in the Indiana Uplands are eager for this type of fellowship program,” said Lisa Abbott, ROI Vice President of Economic and Community Development. “We are thrilled to welcome this talented group and look forward to the different perspectives they will bring as we work collectively to enhance grant writing skills and positively impact lives in the Indiana Uplands.”
In the 10-month program, participants will learn to effectively develop compelling grant applications by gathering data, developing budgets, and finding funding opportunities. In addition, fellows will receive professional development on a variety of related topics and form a network of fellow grant writers. Upon completing the program, fellows will each receive $1,000 stipends, plus up to $1,000 in matching dollars for successful grant applications fellows submit and win using their new skills.
ROI’s STEM Fellows Program Grows to 97 Educators Working to Advance Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math in Regional K-6 Schools: Fifth cohort includes 17 new STEM Fellows in the Indiana Uplands
ROI is pleased to announce the selection of its fifth cohort of STEM Fellows. The 17 K-6 educators chosen will begin their fellowship year in August 2021, bringing the total number to 97 Fellows working to advance science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities in Indiana Uplands classrooms and schools.
“Early interventions in STEM learning are crucial to keeping students engaged in these fields through middle school and beyond,” said ROI Vice President of Talent Development Michi McClaine. “In the Indiana Uplands, there are abundant career opportunities in STEM fields, and our regional employers need a workforce ready to excel in technology-enabled environments, in engineering-related fields, and in the sciences. ROI’s STEM Fellows expose our region’s youngest learners to STEM exploration and regionally relevant career pathways that they can pursue beginning in elementary school and into postsecondary education and careers. Not only does this program benefit educators, students, and school districts, it also benefits our communities as we seek to grow our workforce and high opportunity industries in the Indiana Uplands.”
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