Ten WACC Students Graduate from Ivy Tech

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Ten WACC Students Graduate from Ivy Tech
Ten students from Warsaw’s Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center graduated last Friday at Notre Dame from Ivy Tech Community College’s Warsaw Site. Seven of those students earned a certificate in Machine Tool Technology, and three, who earned their certificate last year, earned their technical certificate this year, which means those students have the first year of their two-year associate degree finished.

The students earning their certificate are Jacob Barker, Jameson Baker, Tristyn Lewis, Matthew Shoemaker, Derek Hunsberger, Travis Hyden, and Tyler Hitchcock. The students earning their technical certificate are Craig Ronk, Miguel Juarez Cervantez, and Larry Hollar.

The OAMTC provides college-based high school dual credit classes, which means those 10 students earned high school and Ivy Tech credit simultaneously. They represent high schools including Tippecanoe Valley and Warsaw Community high schools.
All student expenses were funded by the following companies: DePuy Synthes, Instrumental Machine & Development, Kiwanis Club of Warsaw, Medtronic, Paragon Medical, Precision Medical Technologies, Kosciusko County Community Foundation, and Zimmer Biomet.

The Warsaw Area Career Center is so proud of these students and greatly appreciates the wonderful partnership we have with Ivy Tech Community College & the OAMTC. 

Recently Michelle Hollar, mother of graduate Larry Hollar, sent us this message:
"Larry has earned 28 college credits through the Career Center!!!  He will graduate from WCHS in 2018 and with all his dual credit & he will graduate Ivy Tech in 2019!   She was so grateful for all the money this program has saved her family as well as giving Larry a profession to pursue." 

Congratulations to all of our PMT graduates!

Visit to learn more about Ivy Tech’s Machine Tool program. Visit to learn more about the training center.


Ten students from Warsaw’s Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center graduated Friday from Ivy Tech Community College’s Warsaw Site. Pictured, from left, are instructor Dann Adkins, Tristyn Lewis, Jacob Barker, Travis Hyden, Jameson Baker, Derek Hunsberger, Tyler Hitchcock, Matthew Shoemaker, and instructor Shane Albright.

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