updated: 5/18/2012 7:38:17 AM

Ivy Tech, LHP Partner to Train Workers

InsideINdianaBusiness.com Report

Ivy Tech Corporate College is partnering with Columbus-based LHP Software on what the school calls a first of its kind training program. Under the agreement, the school will teach soft skills and administer ongoing technical certifications for the engineering services company's employees. In an interview that will air this weekend on Inside INdiana Business Television, LHP Co-Founder Dave Glass says the company will be hiring several hundred engineers over the next two years.

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May 18, 2012

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Just weeks after redefining its role and placing more emphasis on corporate partnerships, Ivy Tech Corporate College is forging a bond with a Columbus-based engineering firm. The new partnership is the first of its kind in the state since the announcement of Ivy Tech Corporate College.

LHP Software is an international engineering services company with expertise in the automotive, industrial, and medical device sectors. LHP plans to expand its current workforce of more than 200 to at least 400 employees within the next three years.

LHP’s experienced employees represent more than 15 countries. The company also recruits new engineers from more than 30 U.S. colleges and universities, providing in-house technical training that bridges the gap between solid education and real-world experience. For both groups, Ivy Tech Corporate College will assist in providing the necessary soft skills and administering the ongoing technical certifications for them to excel.

“Our employees are very well educated,” said Dave Glass, co-founder and CEO of LHP Software. “But as a growing company, we need to make sure our talented technical people also have the skills to become leaders in their field and within LHP. We are continually training our qualified engineers to become even better engineers. Ivy Tech Corporate College will play a critical role in further developing them into project consultants and resource managers so they can increase the value we provide to our clients and advance within our company.”

“This partnership demonstrates perfectly the value of Ivy Tech Corporate College,” said John Hogan, Ivy Tech Chancellor. “Customized training and professional certifications are the best ways that we can help our partners become more profitable and more efficient. That’s the mission of Corporate College.”

Glass added, “The school has a great track record of advancing the educational and economic goals of the state of Indiana. Our operations extend well beyond our home in Columbus, but Ivy Tech Corporate College is the perfect partner for us as we continue to grow in the Midwest, the U.S., and internationally.”

About LHP Software

LHP Software combines leading edge technologies, the V-Model Workflow, Rapid Prototyping Methodologies, Model-Based Design tools, and premier project management and standardized software engineering processes to provide world-class quality, cost effectiveness, and speed to market for automotive, medical, and commercial clients. LHP’s Engineering Resources specializes in providing on-site consultants, resident engineers, and technical resources. LHP’s Software Solutions team delivers outsourced projects based on the customer’s concept and detailed statement of work, becoming an extension of the customer development team. LHP’s Hardware Team designs, develops, and builds prototype equipment, harnesses, and test systems. For more information, visit www.lhpsoftware.com.

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are 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 and a member of the North Central Association.

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