Community Foundation of Wabash County Board of Directors approves $22k grant to support Ivy Tech initiatives

On May 7, 2019, the Community Foundation of Wabash County Board of Directors approved grants totaling $22,000 to the Wabash County Community Learning Center to support two new Ivy Tech Community College initiatives for Wabash County high school students.

  • $16,000 will fund Ivy Tech instructors for select Communications and Math courses for the 2019–20 school year. Through the partnership of Ivy Tech Community College, the Wabash County Community Learning Center, and Heartland Career Center, these courses will be tuition free to all Wabash County and Heartland Career Center high school students. Additionally, these students are eligible to take designated Anatomy and Physiology and Psychology courses for tuition free through a different grant.
  • $6,000 of the grant money will fund tuition for up to four Heartland Career Center Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) students to complete the Ivy Tech Community College CDL+ certificate. The CDL program is new to Heartland Career Center students and was created in response to employer workforce needs in Wabash County. The CDL program will begin in the 2019–20 school year.

“We are thankful for the generous support of the Community Foundation of Wabash County in our efforts to expand dual credit opportunities to Wabash County students,” says Joshua Blossom, director of the Wabash Community Learning Center. “The innovative programming developed through the partnership of Ivy Tech Community College, Heartland Career Center, and the Wabash Learning Center will allow participating Wabash County high school students and their families to save thousands of dollars in tuition on their way to earning credits towards technical certificates and associates degrees.”

The following courses will be offered free of charge to Wabash County and Heartland Career Center high school students at the Wabash County Community Learning Center in the fall semester. Spring semester courses will be announced at a later date.

Fall 2019 course offerings

COMM 101  Fundamentals of Public Speaking   M   9 to 11:50 a.m.
MATH 123  Quantitative Reasoning                     MW     9 to 10:50 a.m.
APHY 101     Anatomy & Physiology I                  TR         9 to 11 a.m.
PSYC 101     Introduction to Psychology            F              9 to 11:50 a.m.

 For more information, contact Joshua Blossom at 260-563-8828. 

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