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Ivy Tech Opens New Life Sciences Building

Ivy Tech of Bloomington opens its new life sciences building.

Ivy Tech of Bloomington opened it’s new life sciences building today.

The new $5 million facility is part of the state’s life sciences initiative, a program designed to improve job training and allow for growth in the field of biotechnology. Today’s ribbon cutting ceremony brought together those involved in the program.

John Whikehart is the Chancellor at Ivy Tech, Bloomington. “We’ve had a dedication, a ribbon cutting for a brand new life science center that’s the personification, if you will, of a terrific partnership between Monroe County government, Ivy Tech Community College and in collaboration with all of the life science industry partners to make this a true training and education facility.”

The program includes plans for between 1,200 and 1,500 biotech jobs this year.

“We truly are in a hub of life science activity with the five major life sciences partners that we have collaborated with. Indiana University is on the east side of town and does such globally and internationally recognized research and development in the life science area. Ivy Tech Community College plays a workforce development role. There’s such an emphasis on science and math, so it’s a wonderful coming together,” Whikehart said.

Joe Hren

Anchor, Indiana Newsdesk - WTIU & WFIU News. Follow him on Twitter @Joe_Hren

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