Ivy Tech to host Biosciences Career Education Open House on Nov. 13

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November 7, 2013

Ivy Tech to host Biosciences Career Education Open House on Nov. 13

Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington is hosting a Biosciences Career Education Open House on Wednesday, November 13 at the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences.  This drop-in event is open to the public and will run from 6-8pm.

Anyone interested in a career in a growing industry will have the opportunity to visit with representatives from local employers and educational institutions, as well as hear short talks from local bioscience companies and recent graduates of Ivy Tech-Bloomington’s Technology and Biotechnology Programs.  A tour of the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences educational facility will also be offered.

Additionally, representatives from Cook Pharmica, Cook Medical, Cook Polymer, Indiana University Bloomington Biotechnology Department, Ivy Tech-Bloomington Design Technology Department, Ivy Tech-Bloomington Engineering Technology Department, and Ivy Tech-Bloomington Biotechnology Department will be on-site to answer questions about their programs and the industry.

The Indiana Center for the Life Sciences is located at 501 N. Profile Parkway on the west side of Bloomington.  For questions, call the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences at 812-330-6397 or contact Amy Coy at acoy7@ivytech.edu.

This event is supported by a grant from the US Department of Labor (TC-23761-12-60-A-37).

About the Indiana Center for the Life Sciences

The Indiana Center for the Life Sciences is a result of a partnership between Monroe County Government, Ivy Tech Community College-Bloomington and regional life science companies. This state-of-the-art facility houses education and training programs to prepare individuals for careers in the life sciences industry. Specifically, Ivy Tech partners with area businesses to use the ICLS facility space for industry-specific training and certification. Ivy Tech holds its biotechnology and chemistry degree program courses at the ICLS. The center was constructed by the county using TIF funding on land owned by the campus.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu) is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually.  Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities.  In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

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