For our Grant County audience, we have exciting news about a new initiative that targets 21st Century Scholars in order to provide them with a certification in a rapidly growing career in the community.
The new project, Sanborn Scholars, targets 21st Century Scholars that have graduated high school in the past 5 years. Participants will earn a certificate in less than a year by enrolling in Ivy Tech’s Supply Chain Management and Logistics program. The program will prepare students to enter the workforce with skills that have been identified by local employers as “in demand.” Students will earn 30 credit hours learning about the movement and storage of raw materials, work-in-process inventory, analysis and finished goods. Students are able to study and get familiar with the high technologies and information systems used to track goods and increase efficiencies. Students earn a certificate that is designed for workforce preparation. And if students choose to continue their educations beyond the 30-hour certificate, courses in the program also apply toward other certificates and degree programs.
Classes for the 30-hour certification will begin Oct. 19th. All classes for this cohort of students will meet on Fridays in a 4-to 5-hour time frame. Students will take classes this fall, in Spring 2016, and then complete the program in Summer 2016.
An informational meeting about the Sanborn Scholars program will be held at Ivy Tech’s Marion campus, 261 S. Commerce Dr., at 6 p.m. Monday, August 31st, in rooms 164/165.
For more information, call Project Leadership at 651-0650.