$14M Automotive Tech Center Opens at Ivy Tech

$14M Automotive Tech Center Opens at Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis officially opened the doors of its new $14 million, 59,000-square-foot Automotive Technology Center in the city’s International Marketplace District. Designed and built by GMB Architecture + Engineering with McGee Designhouse and JPS Consulting Engineers, the facility was made possible through a variety of automotive and community partners.

ivy tech automotive centerIvy Tech Indianapolis has nearly 300 students enrolled in the Automotive Technology program and hopes to double enrollment with this new Center, which will certify and train students for high-wage, in-demand jobs in the automotive industry. Boasting an already astounding 100% job placement, the program is ever-evolving with the input from industry partners who look to the program as a direct pipeline for the highly skilled employees they need.

Classes are taught by Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master certified instructors using more than 100 training vehicles to help students build career advancement skills and explore manufacturer-specific diagnostic service tools and information. In addition to learning the technological skills needed for today’s industry in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, including corporate labs for GM ASEP and Toyota T-TEN, students receive training in a variety of areas of expertise, including electrical systems, engine performance, transmissions, brakes, steering, suspension systems, air conditioning and engine repair in facilities designed to emulate real automotive work environments. Additionally, the automotive program offers paid cooperative education opportunities with area industries and business.

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