Jonathan Weinzapfel

Ivy Tech launches 5-year strategic plan

Jan 8, 2018
Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech has launched a 5-year strategic plan to better prepare people for good jobs. 

Ivy Tech Evansville Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel says the plan calls for students to earn 50,000 high-quality certifications, certificates, and degrees statewide each year by 2025….

Weinzapfel considering run for Congress

Jan 8, 2018

Ivy Tech Evansville Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel says he’s considering a run for the 8th District Congressional seat. 

WNIN News asked the former Evansville mayor and state representative if he was thinking about a run for the seat held by Republican Larry Bucshon…

("Obviously, I've had a lot of people approach me about that and it's something I'm giving some consideration to.")

Skill Up program offers learning and earning

Jan 19, 2017

A new program will allow Ivy Tech students to learn and earn.

The program called Skill UP Indiana will pay students $12.50 an hour during their enrollment in the 11-week program, which includes five weeks of class time and on-the-job training.

Applications are being accepted via Ivy Tech, and can be found on the community college’s website,

In a news release, Ivy Tech Southwest Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel says the college is excited to spearhead the initiative that he says can “potentially change the way employers hire in the future.”

Employees of Old National Bank are eligible to further their education at Ivy Tech for free.

The banking company and the technical college have announced a partnership called Achieve Your Degree.

It pays for classes at Ivy Tech for Old National associates who want to improve their skills and move up the ladder.

President and CEO Bob Jones says Old National employs 2800 associates, and they're all eligible.

Ivy Tech offering truck driver training

Jul 15, 2015

Ivy Tech is looking for potential truck drivers.

The technical college on Evansville’s North Side has partnered with Kentucky-based Lake Cumberland CDL Training School to offer a four-week truck driving course.

Lake Cumberland’s Cindy Alexander tells WNIN that drivers could be on the job in less than a month. She says the course takes four weeks at a cost of $4,000. 

Alexander says some companies are offering scholarships for the training, and Work One can provide assistance.

Ivy Tech Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel says new truckers earn up to $20 an hour.