ANDERSON, Ind. —
And a new building will help train more workers, she added.
The reason Ivy Tech began to seek approval for a new building in Anderson was because there’s been so much growth in enrollment. The main campus at 53rd Street is already at capacity, Willey said.
With the 3 to 5 percent year-to-year growth Anderson has seen in recent years, Snyder said, the added space could present an opportunity for Anderson’s campus numbers to double within the decade.
More adults are wanting to get degrees or certificates, he added, especially in fields like advanced manufacturing.
“I think it is an indicator that the state recognizes the critical role community colleges play in talent development and education,” Snyder said of the State Budget Committee’s approval of three Ivy Tech expansions in Anderson, Bloomington and Indianapolis.
The committee approved $20 million in 2009 bonding authority for Anderson’s project on Wednesday. The donations used for the rest of funding will help with inflation, Snyder said.
“We really rely on community leaders — those entities that have investments in Anderson and Madison County,” Willey said.