INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) – Ivy Tech Community College, Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett and other city leaders held a groundbreaking ceremony for the college’s new automotive technology training center in the Market District on Wednesday. international city. The installation is expected to be completed by the fall semester of 2021 and will replace Ivy Tech’s existing facility on East Washington Street.
Ivy Tech says the nearly 60,000 square foot building will house classrooms, training labs, faculty offices and common areas for students.
“This innovation has lasted for years and we are extremely grateful for the generous donations and donors who have helped make this possible,” said Dr. Kathleen Lee, Chancellor of Ivy Tech Central Indiana. “While it is bittersweet to leave the East Washington site, we are so happy that TWG will be expanding the facility. The neighborhood will be in good hands and our downtown campus is still just a few miles away to serve the community.
Ivy Tech president Dr Sue Ellspermann said the college expects program enrollments to double due to the new facility. Additionally, Ivy Tech expects enrollment to continue growing with its corporate training labs and partnerships with auto giants such as General Motors, Toyota, Chrysler and others.
The new facility is one of more than $ 176 million in new developments planned for the International Marketplace District, which is home to more than 700 ethnically diverse businesses.
“Over the next 15 months, The International Marketplace will see over $ 176 million in new developments to come. This will mean over 2,000 jobs, ”Hogsett said. “According to the US Department of Labor, the estimated growth of the auto industry will lead to a substantial increase in the need for auto service technicians, in addition to the 1,500 job openings available in Indiana each year,” said the Mayor Joe Hogsett.
Ivy Tech says it plans to improve partnerships within the neighborhood to increase the level of education and is already partnering with the Global Village, where it will be offering general classes.