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Indiana Tech’s supply chain management certificate now available through State of Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant program

December 9, 2021

Indiana Tech’s Supply Chain Management certificate is now available to students around the state through Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant, which is part of the state’s Next Level Jobs program. The initiative provides state residents with free training in high-paying, in-demand industries like manufacturing, construction, health sciences, business, information technology and more.

Qualifying students can have the entire cost of an undergraduate certificate from Indiana Tech covered by the grant. In addition to adding the new Indiana Tech Supply Chain Management certificate to the list of offerings covered by the Workforce Ready Grant, the State of Indiana also renewed its funding for the entire list of Indiana Tech certificate programs for state residents through the spring of 2022. Indiana Tech remains the only four-year university in Indiana to be approved for participation in the Workforce Ready Grant program. All of the university’s undergraduate certificate programs are available online.

The Supply Chain Management certificate provides students with the practical knowledge needed to operate and analyze successful global supply chains and logistics operations. Students will learn to evaluate and improve logistics networks, assess the efficiency and effectiveness of lean systems, develop programming models to optimize supply chain activities, and more. In addition to the certificate program, Indiana Tech also offers a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, with concentrations in Data Analytics and Quality Management available. The university is also developing a Supply Chain concentration to be offered as part of its existing MBA program.

Supply Chain Management is one of several Indiana Tech undergraduate certificates in high-demand fields that allow students to improve their knowledge and skills, giving them a competitive edge and enabling them to advance in their careers. Each undergraduate certificate is comprised of six courses. Additional certificate programs at the university include:

  • Accounting
  • Construction Management
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • InsurTech
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Production Management


“Indiana Tech is proud to be the only four-year university that’s part of the Workforce Ready program,” said Steve Herendeen, vice president for enrollment management at Indiana Tech. “All of our degree and certificate programs are industry-focused and designed with employers’ needs in mind. The undergraduate certificates offer students skills and training they need in order to prepare for the jobs of the future.”

Indiana Tech was first awarded $1 million in Workforce Ready Grant funding for the 2020-21 academic year, with additional funding now provided with the State of Indiana’s renewal through spring 2022. To be eligible, applicants must

  • Be an Indiana resident and a U.S. citizen (or eligible non-citizen)
  • Have a high school diploma (or equivalent) but less than a college degree
    (NOTE: Through Dec. 30, 2020, Hoosiers with an associate or bachelor’s degree are also eligible to participate)
  • Enroll in any qualifying training program at an eligible training provider
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress

Indiana Tech offers career-focused degree programs and certificates in a format designed to fit busy schedules. Accelerated six-week courses are offered online. Students can take one class at a time and make rapid progress toward certificate or degree completion.

Learn more about Indiana Tech’s undergraduate certificate programs at For more information or to apply, students can work with their local Indiana Tech admissions team or contact the Warrior Information Network at 888.832.4742 or