Ivy Tech Corporate College is providing free, scholarship-funded job training to a limited number of eligible participants through the Advanced Manufacturing Program (AMP). The training will result in a nationally recognized certification: Certified Production Technician (CPT) from the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC). Training sessions are scheduled to begin Monday, February 23 in both Bloomington and Bedford.
The program consists of 140 hours of training over eight weeks, including three-hour class sessions each Monday through Thursday, and some Fridays. AMP participants will gain competency in four advanced manufacturing areas: safety, quality and measurement, manufacturing and production, and maintenance awareness. The program offers various time frames to accommodate schedules of participants.
In order to qualify for scholarship-funded AMP training, candidates must be 18 years of age, test at a silver level or above in the WorkKeys assessment, possess a high school diploma (or equivalent), and be able to pass a drug screen. Participants will attend each scheduled class session for eight weeks. The program cost is valued at $2,600, but the cost will be covered by scholarships for more than 60 individuals who meet the qualification criteria.
Corporate College partnered with several organizations to make this scholarship-funded training possible. The Advanced Manufacturing Program is made up of several community leadership groups, and is tasked with providing job skills to local residents in advanced manufacturing. Several employers have also partnered with the program. Scholarships for training have been made possible by the generous support of: Community Foundation of Bloomington and Monroe County, Duke Energy, Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Lawrence County Economic Growth Council, and Region 8 Workforce Investment Board.