Ivy Tech Fort Wayne hosts Instructor Recruitment Fair in April

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne is hosting an Instructor Recruitment Fair at the Keith E. Busse Steel Dynamics, Inc. Technology Center on Apr. 12 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. looking to attract passionate, part-time educators.

At the event, attendees can learn more about available adjunct faculty opportunities and what it’s like to work for Ivy Tech. Programs in need include Engineering Technology, Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology, Machine Tool Technology, HVAC, and many more. Previous teaching experience isn’t required if individuals are skilled and knowledgeable in their field.

Benefits to being an adjunct faculty member include:

  • Flexible schedules (work as little as 10 hours per week, starting at one class per session)
  • Earn extra cash
  • Inspire the future generation of an industry by sharing first-hand knowledge and experience

For questions about the event, contact Tracy Davis at tdavis457@ivytech.edu or call 260-480-2016. Those interested in attending can RSVP by visiting link.ivytech.edu/TEACH.

To view a full list of available positions, visit our Career Opportunities website.


4 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Apr. 12


Ivy Tech Fort Wayne North Campus

Keith E. Busse Steel Dynamics, Inc. Technology Center (Room 1225)

3701 Dean Dr.

Fort Wayne, IN 46835

Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw, General Motors team up for national initiative to impact manufacturing industry

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne and Warsaw was recently selected as one of just seven colleges nationwide to receive a $40,000 grant, sourced by General Motors funds, through the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) as part of a new national initiative.

From left: Ivy Tech Fort Wayne/Warsaw Chancellor Dr. Kim Barnett-Johnson & GM Fort Wayne Assembly Executive Director Gary Duff

“Over the next year, GM and Fort Wayne Assembly will work closely with Ivy Tech to learn how we can better train and attract talent for the advanced manufacturing jobs of the future – right here in Northeast Indiana,” says Gary Duff, Executive Director of the General Motors Fort Wayne Assembly Plant. “This study will benefit not just GM but manufacturing companies both in the region and nationwide.”

The grant funds a year and a half long study that shares best practices for integrating advanced manufacturing credentials into college curriculum. The seven colleges selected are located near GM facilities and will take part in the initial study that explores options that launch individuals into higher skills and higher wage opportunities.  

“The manufacturing world keeps evolving with the development of new technology,” says Dr. Kim Barnett-Johnson, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Fort Wayne and Warsaw. “To keep pace with these advancements, this grant will help us find ways to retain high-value instructors who currently work in the industry and develop new curricula that leaves our students workforce-ready after graduation.”

Sam Barker, former Ivy Tech student & electrician at GM Fort Wayne Assembly

Ivy Tech is already working closely with other community partners to keep up with the advancements in the manufacturing industries. In 2020, Ivy Tech became the education partner for the Northeast Indiana Chapter of the Indiana Federation of Advanced Manufacturing Education (NEINFAME), allowing for the creation of new programs designed to meet the needs of the region’s manufacturing employers. This grant will help guide the college to continue developing forward-focused education.

“During my time at Ivy Tech, I had a chance to slow down and dig deeper into the skills I’m using now,” says Sam Barker, an electrician at GM Fort Wayne and former Ivy Tech student. “The industry is fast-paced and always changing, so I believe this will be a big benefit to current and future students and our area’s manufacturing industry.”