Student Opportunities

  • Skilled Trades Career Exploration Fair

    On Friday October 1, Ivy Tech will be hosting an evert where over 50 local industry employers are hoping to connect potential future employees. In addition to the career fair, Ivy Tech faculty will be on site to talk with high school students about the academic programs that lead to careers in the modern workplace including advanced manufacturing, computer-aided design, machining, welding, construction, and automotive. It’s an “open house” event so anyone in attendance is free to come and go and see what they want to see while in the building.


    Additional information can be found here:  (Skilled Trades Day Student Flyer)


    Students wishing to attend must RSVP by September 28:

  • Are you a budding entrepreneur?  Do you have an idea for a great business?  Innovate WithIN’s statewide pitch competition is now open.  This competition allows high schoolers from region of the state a chance to pitch their entrepreneurial idea for a chance at $25,000 and the opportunity to collaborate with world-class innovators to help turn your business from a dream into a reality.

    More information can be found here: 

    An informational video can be found here: 

    If you have additional questions, please see your counselor.

  • BFGoodrich Technical Scholars Program – The BFGoodrich Tech Scholars Program has been designed in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College to provide an opportunity for select students to develop hands-on work experience while earning their degree in Industrial Electrical Technology.  BFGoodrich Tech Scholars receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, fees and books for the program along with competitive pay for part-time work in the BFGoodrich manufacturing facility.  More information can be found here.
  • Industrial Technology Exploration:  Machining Tools in Engineering
    Explore the world of machining tools through hands-on applications in the creation of a basic project. Learn layout and measuring strategies. Operate a metal lathe and a milling machine and in a short time, watch your materials transform from unassembled pieces into a useful item.  Become familiar with CNC machining and programming through demonstrations of HAAS machines. During the camp, participants will chat each day with professionals from local industry who visit the machine shop to share their work experience in industrial field and answer questions about careers. This hands-on workshop guided by experts provides access and training on tools that you may not normally use. It is a small class so register soon and let the chips fly!
    Fee:  $90  Max Enrollment:  8 students (There is an application for scholarship if the person qualifies).
    Questions?  Call (260) 481-4145 or email [email protected]
    More information is available here:

College Fairs

  • BigFuture Days College Fair – College Board is hosting its first-ever series of virtual college fairs called Big Future Days.  Sophomore and Juniors can sign up for a chance to connect directly with college admissions representatives and current college students.  They’ll have a chance to explore colleges in a way that is not overwhelming, ask questions about topics they want to learn about and take action on key college planning steps.  Interested students can find more information and register here:

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