Ivy Tech Community College partners with Association for Operations Management to offer globally recognized workforce certifications

Contact: Jen Fanger


Indianapolis, IN -- Ivy Tech Community College and the Central Indiana Chapter of APICS (APICS-CIND), the Association for Operations Management, will meet tomorrow at 3 p.m. in the office of Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita to formally sign an agreement announcing their partnership in providing training for two globally recognized certifications. The partnership and training is designed to make readily available to Indiana companies the education and resources needed to improve productivity and competitiveness. Ivy Tech will offer training in both public open enrollment and custom classes across the state.

The first program, Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), educates operations professionals on essential terminology, concepts, and strategies related to demand management, procurement and supplier planning, material requirements planning, capacity requirements planning, sales and operations planning, master scheduling, performance measurements, supplier relationships, quality control, and continuous improvement.

The second training program to be offered, Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), is a new industry recognized educational and certification program created to meet the rapidly changing needs of the supply chain management field.

"The partnership between APICS-CIND and Ivy Tech is a prime example of what Indiana institutions can do to support economic development efforts throughout our state," said Rokita, who played a role in bringing the parties together for this initiative. "These educational and certification programs are the kinds of resources that help sustain existing businesses, attract new ones, and lead to the creation of good jobs for Hoosiers."

Dave Hinko, the President of APICS-CIND, stated, "We are excited to be working together with Ivy Tech to help individuals and companies become more productive. When it comes to supporting workforce development and continuing education across the state of Indiana, Ivy Tech has the best network."

Dr. Carol D'Amico, the Executive Vice President of Ivy Tech, stated, "Professional societies and their local chapters have unique advantages when it comes to administering certification review classes. By partnering with APICS-CIND, Ivy Tech will benefit from access to certified instructors, the best review materials, and a proven track record."

APICS is the global leader and premier source of the body of knowledge in operations management, including production, inventory, supply chain, materials management, purchasing, and logistics. Since 1957, individuals and companies have relied on APICS for its superior training, internationally recognized certifications, comprehensive resources, and worldwide network of accomplished industry professionals.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state's second largest public post-secondary institution serving over 100,000 students a year. Ivy Tech has 23 campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that is aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.