Ivy Tech Bloomington to offer classes in French Lick, hosting Open House this week

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 9, 2012

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is offering college courses and Corporate College short-term training opportunities beginning at the end of January 2012 in French Lick, Ind. An Ivy Tech Open House will be held at the Springs Valley Learning Center on Thursday, January 12 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., where classes will be held. The Springs Valley Learning Center is located at 479 S. Larry Bird Blvd.

“We already enjoyed a strong training relationship with the French Lick Resort, and now we are pleased that we can expand offerings to benefit local students interested in hospitality or culinary careers, and offer college courses and Corporate College short-term training certification opportunities at the Springs Valley Learning Center,” said Chancellor John Whikehart of Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus. “Ivy Tech Community College’s presence in Orange County is possible because of the facilitation efforts of Springs Valley Schools Superintendent Todd Pritchett and Orange County Community Foundation Director Imojean Dedrick, among other regional partners.”

Ivy Tech will offer college classes in Math, Reading, Writing, Business, Computers, English, Psychology, and Student Success at the Springs Valley Community Learning Center. Corporate College short-term training options include Food Safety, First Aid/CPR, Computers, Customer Service, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, and others.

Students can take Ivy Tech classes at Springs Valley Learning Center that could apply toward earning an Associate degree, or students have the option to transfer their credits or entire degrees to a four-year institution in Indiana to earn a Bachelor’s degree. Ivy Tech Corporate College short-term training certifications prepare individuals for the workplace through retraining and/or gaining new skills.

A site coordinator has been named for the Learning Center, Carol Hudelson. Hudelson comes to Ivy Tech with past experience as an educator in the area and serves on the Board of Directors for Lost River Community Cooperative and on the Orange County Lilly Scholarship Committee.

Regional funding partners that made this cooperative possible include:  the towns of French Lick, Orleans, Paoli and West Baden; the Orange County Economic Development Partnership, RADIUS Indiana, the Orange County Community Foundation, the Orange County Development Commission, and the Orange County Community Foundation’s Orange County Commissioner’s Supporting Organization.

To learn about Ivy Tech’s admissions process and for more information, contact Vonda Clay at (812) 330-6040, or vclay@ivytech.edu.

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