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Building Trades Instructor

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Lake County, IN, Lake County - Crown Point, IN, Laporte, IN, Madison, IN, Michigan City, IN, Valparaiso, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional

General Description of Position:

Help students to learn subject matter which will lead toward fulfillment of their potential intellectual, emotional, and psychological growth. Directs, assesses, and evaluates the learning experiences of students along with assessing the effectiveness of the academic area/s in which he/she is employed to teach. Provide instruction needed for students to qualify for certification in the respective fields.

Carpenters make up the largest building trades occupation in the industry and those with all-around skills are in high demand. This four-level curriculum covers content such as Building Materials, Cabinet Fabrication, and Advanced Wall Systems. This program offers students the skills for entry-level carpentry positions on almost any worksite. This includes onsite safety skills and certification. The certifications students complete the class with also assist students who want to branch out into craft-specific trades. This position is based at the Westville Correctional Facility. 

Major Responsibilities: • Instruct and guide the class in an efficient and effective manner; provide hands-on training
• Maintain records of student attendance, academic progress, and grades as required by the correctional facility, Ivy Tech, and the Indiana Department of Corrections
• Approach subject matter in a positive and enthusiastic manner.
• Begin and end classes on time according to IDOC, Correctional Facility, and Ivy Tech schedules.
• Provide education services utilizing the materials and equipment required in the curriculum from the Certifying Agency
• Assess student learning according to Indiana Workforce Development Educational Functioning Level Assessment Policy, DWD Policy.
• Maintain records as required by the Indiana Department of Correction, the Correctional Facility, and Ivy Tech Community College.
• Record student data in a Department of Workforce Development database for National Reporting Purposes.
• Establish and maintain cooperative professional relationships with students, peers, and community leaders.
• Provide for the care and protection of Ivy Tech and Facility property.
• Attend meetings as required.
Minimum Qualifications:

Already hold or agree to obtain facility-provided training for certifications as follows: NCCER Instructor Certification and OSHA Instructor Certification for Building Trades

Preferred Qualifications:

Relevant and documented work experience in the construction/building trades field. Prior work experience in a correctional setting is preferred.

Work Hours:

Monday - Friday. This is a year-round teaching position at Westville Correctional Facility.

Pay and Benefits:

Pay range of $1,700-$1850 per pay (depending on qualifications) every other week. We offer a full array of benefits. Learn more about benefits here 

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At Ivy Tech we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. If you are excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.



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