Ivy Tech Corporate College to host inaugural business expo

KOKOMO, Ind. – Ivy Tech Corporate College Kokomo Region is hosting Corporate College Expo, a free event designed to introduce the public to short-term training solutions to increase their marketability or advancement in their current career. The public is invited to attend Corporate College Expo on Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Kokomo Event and Conference Center located at 1500 N. Reed Rd. (U.S. 31) in Kokomo.

Attendees will be able to hear business and industry subject matter experts (SME), who will give a ten minute overview of a variety of short-term workforce training programs. Following the presentations, the SME’s will be available at individual tables for discussion. Individuals will also have the opportunity to learn more about the programs and funding sources available.

“We will also have funding sources that will be there that night such as the Department of Labor grant, Aging Worker Initiative grant and WorkOne, so that these organizations can work with the attendees on possibly getting funding for a class,” said Jackie Varnell, program manager.

A representative from Ivy Tech’s Career Services department is also scheduled to be at the event to assist with job search skills including tips for resume building. Prize giveaways will be available and light refreshments will be served. Complimentary tours of the Kokomo Automotive Museum will also be available. People interested in attending should RSVP by Friday, Jan. 27 to Beth Chaney at 765-459-0561, ext. 271 or bchaney@ivytech.edu.

Ivy Tech Corporate College is the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable short-term training that is aligned with employers identified skill sets. Many of the certifications can translate or “crosswalk” into academic credits toward a degree. Ivy Tech Corporate College Kokomo Region serves Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Tipton and Wabash counties.

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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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