Ten individuals from the Chain O’ Lakes Correctional Facility to graduate with welding certificates from Ivy Tech Fort Wayne on Friday

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is holding its 14th graduation of inmates from the Chain O’ Lakes Correctional Facility in Albion, IN. These 10 individuals will receive their welding certificates after successfully completing their training. Since the program’s inception in May 2018, more than 100 individuals have graduated with welding or CNC certificates.

“It’s gratifying to work with incarcerated individuals and see them get a second chance and a high-paying job,” said Joe McMichael, Executive Director of Ivy+ Career Link at Ivy Tech. “We look forward to building our partnership with the Department of Corrections and help strengthen the futures of underserved populations for years to come.”


1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 13


Ivy Tech Fort Wayne’s North Campus

Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center

3701 Dean Dr.

Fort Wayne, IN 46805

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