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January 12, 2014

$500K added to Ivy Tech cause


• Computer simulation labs; and

• Corporate college skill assessment and training rooms.

As for the type of instruction that will be available through the new facility, Thomas Killian Jr., executive director of resource development for the Ivy Tech North Central Region, said that Ivy Tech is looking at providing a stackable educational model with exit points at eight weeks, 16 weeks, 24 weeks, 32 weeks and 40 weeks depending on the extent of mastery a student wishes to achieve.

While still in the preliminary stages, Killian noted, Ivy Tech has already made a $1 million investment in the project through the purchase of 43 acres of land directly behind the current Ivy Tech Elkhart County campus, where officials hope to construct the new training center.

However, with an overall projected cost of $14 million, Killian said there is still plenty of funding that needs to be secured before the idea of the new training center can become a reality.

During Saturday’s council meeting, Elkhart County Commissioner Mike Yoder voiced his belief that a $500,000 expenditure by the county now toward construction of the proposed advanced manufacturing center would go well toward encouraging many more businesses and local entities to throw their financial support behind the project.

Elkhart County Council President John Letherman was quick to agree.

“There’s a tremendous amount of support from industry, and I think there’s support from the (Elkhart) County Community Foundation and a lot of other places,” Letherman said. “But the county’s participation in this is the sign of local support that they really need to make it happen. This is to show community support from the overall community, and this is probably the first step in multiple corporate gifts far exceeding this, and probably support from community foundations and other communities to try and get this thing built.”

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