Ivy Tech Kokomo sets Adult Learners Forum for March 20, 2018

Last Updated on March 28, 2018 by cassnetwork

KOKOMO Ind. – Adults interested in updating their skills, returning to the workforce, moving up in their current jobs, or setting a good foundation for a bachelor’s degree are encouraged to attend an Adult Learners Forum on March 20 at Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo. In the 6 to 7:30 p.m. program, participants will learn about options that range from short-term training that ends with a work-ready credential to earning an associate degree in a wide range of career fields.

“Since Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the state’s commitment to improving the skills and qualifications of Indiana’s workers, we’ve had a tremendous interest especially in the Indiana Workforce Ready grant,” said Marcia Worland, vice chancellor for Enrollment Services at Ivy Tech Kokomo. “As a result, we have scheduled this event to outline the many and varied options available for returning adult students.”

Worland said the meeting will be of interest to a wide range of prospective students, including those who have an interest in the Workforce Ready Grant, those interested in exploring a new career pathway, and those who want to increase their earning potential by advancing their skills. “And, of course, there will be information for those who have ‘stopped out’ of school and may be ready to return,” she added. “They may be closer to completion than they think. It’s time to ‘finish what you started.’”

Ivy Tech staff members in admissions and financial aid will be on hand to talk about the programs Ivy Tech offers and the options of face-to-face, online and hybrid courses and how to apply and enroll. Information will be provided on opportunities to fulfill requirements through exams that test existing knowledge and the programs that qualify students to fully transfer their Ivy Tech coursework to four-year colleges and universities. Participants also will learn about the opportunities through the Workforce Ready Grant for qualified students to earn a tuition-free certificate or technical certificate in one of the many high-demand jobs areas identified by the state.

For more information, go to https://www.ivytech.edu/kokomo/28647.html or contact Tammy Herschberger, assistant director of admissions, at therschberger1@ivytech.edu or 765-252-5487.

SOURCE: News release from Ivy Tech Community College Kokomo Region

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