Ivy Tech to offer free training through a grant from the Pauline Barker Education Trust

WABASH, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College Wabash recently received a $40,000 grant from the Pauline Barker Education Trust that enables the college to offer free technical training to Wabash County residents. The training will increase the skill-set for a number of Wabash County residents and help the local economy by adding to the skilled workforce.

Training is available for anyone interested in becoming a Certified Production Technician (CPT) or Microsoft® Office Specialist (MOS). Applicants who are from Wabash County and who have a GED are eligible to apply for grants to cover the cost of the training. High school graduates are not eligible for the grant. The available funding will be split equally between the two programs. Although this grant is limited to individuals who meet the aforementioned requirements, the training is available to others at the regular course fees of $2,000 for the MOS training and $2,500 for the CPT training.

Those interested in the CPT program will be trained in the areas of manufacturing processes and production; quality and continuous improvement; maintenance awareness; and safety. Those interested in the MOS program will receive training intended to certify a level of expertise with Microsoft Office® desktop programs. For more information about these free training opportunities, contact Beth Slabach at (260) 563-8828, ext. 319, or eslabach@ivytech.edu.

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About Ivy Tech Kokomo Region

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties and includes campuses or instructional sites in the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, and Rochester. Ivy Tech serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association. For more information, visit www.ivytech.edu.
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