Free training funds still available for individuals in Cass, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties

KOKOMO, Ind. — Ivy Tech Community College announced today that funds are still available to individuals in Cass, Howard, Miami, and Tipton counties for free or reduced-cost workforce training through a U.S. Department of Labor grant.

Residents in those counties who are unemployed, underemployed or dislocated are eligible for training in advanced manufacturing; information technology; or transportation, distribution, or logistics. The upcoming courses that qualify for Department of Labor grant funding include:

Certified Logistics Associate

  • July 25 – Aug. 5
  • Dec. 5 – Dec. 16

Certified Logistics Technician

  • Aug. 8 – Aug. 19
  • Jan. 9 – Jan. 20

MSSC Certified Production Technician

  • Sept. 26 – Nov. 11
  • Dec. 5 – Jan. 27

NIMS Computer Numerical Control

  • Sept. 26 – Nov. 11
  • Dec. 5 – Jan. 27

All courses will be held in Kokomo and are open to anyone, regardless of whether or not they qualify for the Department of Labor grant. For those not qualified for the grant funding, the cost of each course varies. For more information about the free Department of Labor grant-funded training for individuals living in Cass, Howard, Miami or Tipton counties, contact Antonella Thurmond at or 800-459-0561, ext. 538.


About Ivy Tech Kokomo Service Area

Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Service Area serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Pulaski and Tipton counties, including the communities of Kokomo, Logansport, Peru, Rochester, Tipton and Winamac. Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor’s degree. For more information, visit
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