Ivy Tech at risk of losing workforce training money

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By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials say Ivy Tech Community College could lose its status as a provider for workforce training and education programs if it doesn’t improve student completion rates.

The state funnels millions in federal Workforce Investment Act dollars to residents looking to improve their skills in the job market. Providers are required to meet minimum completion rates set by the State Workforce Innovation Council.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development spokesman Joe Frank tells The Journal Gazette that Ivy Tech isn’t meeting those thresholds for some programs.

Frank says the council is working with Ivy Tech to see if it can come into compliance. But he says the state might have to make changes.

Ivy Tech spokesman Jeff Fanter says the college system’s students define success in many different ways.

Information from: The Journal Gazette, http://www.journalgazette.net