Grow, Grow, Growing at Ivy Tech

Who comprises the student population at Ivy Tech Community College? Check out these numbers:

  • 74% work
  • 66% attend part-time
  • 39% have children
  • The average age is 27.5

There are more numbers and plenty of insights in this issue of BizVoice as we explore the continued growth at Ivy Tech. Students, however, are coming aboard at a quicker pace than what is called for in state funding.

The mission at Ivy Tech is critical to meeting the needs of both a new generation of students and thousands in the existing workforce who need retraining. Find out what president Tom Snyder has to say and what he calls the single biggest issue facing the school.

Read Growing Gains at Ivy Tech.

Language Training Center Can Help Your Workforce Learn English

If you’d like to diversify your knowledge base in these tough times or help your colleagues or staff improve their English skills, the Language Training Center in Indianapolis is offering a series of new classes. Here’s the info:

Our ESL instruction is characterized by its dynamic, energetic style. Customized language training at LTC will give you the skills to speak, listen, read and write in English. Utilizing highly trained language instructors, LTC’s functional approach focuses on learning in an environment that is both challenging and productive. Let the experts at Language Training Center help you with the complexities of language learning.

• January 27th-March 31st 
• Offered Tuesdays
• 10-11:30 a.m. or 6-7:30 p.m.
• Costs $295
• Build your vocabulary and idioms
• Deepen your understanding of American culture
• Acquire effective listening and speaking skills
• Improve pronunciation

If you’re learning a new language, all I can say is I hope you’re better at it than I am in French. I took four years of it in school, but the only phrases I can really say translate to "Where is the bathroom?" and "Do you like Bob Saget, too?"

Anyway, check out their web site and give the Language Training Center a shot. Contact them at (317) 578-4577. We’ve been proud to call them an Indiana Chamber member since 2001 and they’ve been a great asset in educating Indiana’s workforce.