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CompTIA A+ Certification
Beginning March 17, Harrison County Lifelong Learning, in partnership with Ivy Tech Community College of Southern Indiana, will begin offering another CompTIA A+ certification program. This comprehensive 100-hour course will prepare students for the CompTIA A+ Essentials certification exam and builds practical job skills for an in-demand job in the IT field. Classroom instruction will be broken down into two 8-week courses to set students up for success on both parts of the A+ exam. The program will meet every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM until July 14, 2020. The CompTIA A+ program is STATE FUNDED. If a student qualifies through an application process, there will be no cost to attend the course. For more information, contact Matthew Cupp, Employer Consultant at Ivy Tech, 812-248-2614 or Mcupp10@ivytech.edu.
Six Sigma Green Belt Training & Certification Series
Harrison County Lifelong Learning and Purdue University Manufacturing Extension Partnership are offering a Six Sigma Green Belt Training to area employers beginning April 21. Participants will leave the training with a thorough understanding of the DMAIC process, data collection techniques and the statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects. Once certified, Green Belts often assist Black Belts with major projects and can independenly lead minor projects. The courses will run Tuesdays, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM, April 21 - May 26. To register, contact Harrison County Lifelong Learning. For more information on participant cost, contact Michael Dees, Lead Industry Advisor at Purdue MEP, 812-590-9188 or DeesM@purdue.edu
National Career Readiness Certificate
Harrison County became the first county in Southern Indiana to be certified as a Work Ready Community. The initiative, developed by ACT, helps match the workforce with the needs of the local industry. There are currently 40 employers in Harrison County that recognize the ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC).
Students may call Harrison County Lifelong Learning to set up an appointment to take the three WorkKeys NCRC Assessments needed to earn the credential. Applied Mathematics, Graphic Literacy and Workplace Documents measure workplace skills critical to job success. These skills are valuable to any occupation, level of education and in any industry. Additionally, students can use the computer lab at Lifelong Learning to complete Keytrain, the foundational curriculum to help people master the skills measured by the WorkKeys assessments.