IRSC students will be returning to campu

IRSC returning to normalcy as it readies campuses for fall semester

Indian River State College will be returning to pre-pandemic operational capacity beginning with the fall semester that begins Aug. 18... Read more...

Lee Michaud, USA Diving president; Dr. Timothy E. Moore, president of Indian River State College; and Dave Gascon, USA Diving board chairman

USA diving forms partnership with IRSC; Educational center to be developed on fort pierce campus

USA Diving recently announced during its Olympic team trials in Indianapolis that it is moving its executive offices to Indian River State College’s main campus in Fort Pierce.

The college and diving organization plan to develop facilities and resources to support athlete and coach development and the growth of diving in the United States. The partnership greatly expands the ability for... Read more...

Veteran student

Grant to enhance services for veterans enrolled at IRSC

Indian River State College has received a $449,966 grant from the U.S. Department of Education to establish the IRSC Center of Excellence for Veteran Student Success.

The college was one of only 16 higher education institutions nationwide selected for the award. The grant will help the college connect student veterans with additional academic, financial, physical and social support services through a new Veterans Center of Excellence set to open later this year on the IRSC Pruitt Campus in Port St. Lucie. Read more...

Roy Lambert

IRSC remembers Roy Lambert, entrepreneur, visionary and friend

More than 25 years ago, Roy Lambert, an entrepreneur from Vero Beach, approached Indian River State College president, Dr. Edwin Massey, about honoring local entrepreneurs. His idea was to recognize established business leaders in hopes of also inspiring budding entrepreneurs. Read more...

Advanced Workforce Training Complex

Work begins on IRSC complex that will train students for specialized technical careers

The groundbreaking for Phase 1 of Indian River State College’s newest building — the Advanced Workforce Training Complex — occurred Dec. 4 with educators, employers, students, residents and legislators in attendance. The purpose-built facility will link advanced technology and leading-edge industry training in specialized technical career fields such as advanced manufacturing; automotive, aviation and marine technology; welding; heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems; and more.

The 50,000-square-foot complex will be located on the southeast side of the college’s Massey Campus in Fort Pierce, uniquely situated across from the Kight Center for Emerging Technology and the... Read more...

The Indian River State College Administration Building

IRSC earmarks philanthropist‘s $45 million gift for low-income students, career training

On the day of its 2020 commencement ceremony, Indian River State College announced it has received the largest single donation in its 60-year history from philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

“We are especially grateful for Ms. Scott’s generosity and her confidence in IRSC’s critical mission,” IRSC president, Dr. Timothy Moore, said. “The magnitude of this gift will positively transform lives for generations of IRSC students. It accelerates our ability to redefine our College and reframe the narrative on how American community colleges can better serve all of our constituencies.” Read more...

Michael Hageloh

Hageloh to head IRSC’s strategic initiatives

Indian River State College has hired technology and education veteran Michael Hageloh as executive vice president of strategic initiatives. Hageloh, who has spent his professional career at the nexus of business and academia — including 22 years at Apple — assumes a newly created, key leadership role within the college. Read more...

Commerce secretary announces grant for training center during visit to IRSC

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced a $2 million Economic Development Administration grant for the construction of the Treasure Coast Advanced Manufacturing Center during a May 29 visit to Indian River State College.

The funds are part of a $10 million EDA grant for the state that also includes $8 million for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to support a revolving loan fund that will provide businesses with gap financing needed to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Michael. Read more...

Commerce secretary announces grant for training center during visit to IRSC

Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced a $2 million Economic Development Administration grant for the construction of the Treasure Coast Advanced Manufacturing Center during a May 29 visit to Indian River State College.

The funds are part of a $10 million EDA grant for the state that also includes $8 million for the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity to support a revolving loan fund that will provide businesses with gap financing needed to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Michael. Read more...

College offers courses for employees looking to improve skills

A drastically changed workforce environment resulting from the outbreak of COVID-19 has altered employment opportunities for many in the region.

For those unemployed or furloughed workers who are thinking about their next roles, as well as individuals looking to improve job security with their current employers, Indian River State College is offering online upskill certificate courses in bookkeeping, computer science, office specialist, effective management, human resources, business and marketing during its fall semester. Read more...

National Science Foundation grant to fund LASER-TEC expansion

The Center for Laser and Fiber Optic Education, LASER-TEC, headquartered at Indian River State College, has received a $1.6 million National Science Foundation grant to support its transition into an Advanced Technological Education Resource Center. The expanded center will be better positioned to increase the laser, optics, photonic and fiber optics technical workforce to meet Department of Labor projections. Read more...

Ci’s Stork Named Entrepreneur of the Year

Robert “Bob” Stork, founder and CEO of Communications International, was named Entrepreneur of the Year for 2020 by the Indian River State College Foundation. Stork was recognized for the honor on Feb. 26 at a gala dinner at the Richardson Center at IRSC’s Mueller Campus in Vero Beach. Bank of America was the presenting sponsor of this year’s gala. Read more...

apprenticeship program at Piper Aircraft

IRSC AND PIPER AIRCRAFT PARTNERSHIP TAKES FLIGHT WITH NEW APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM

Apprenticeship programs help businesses develop highly-skilled employees, which reduces turnover rates, increases productivity and lowers the cost of recruitment. In response to increased demand for high-quality manufacturing employees, and in cooperation with Indian River State College, Piper Aircraft Inc. in Vero Beach has launched an accredited apprenticeship program. Read more...

Indian River State College celebrated its 2019 Aspen Prize victory

EXCELLENCE AWARD

Indian River State College has been named the 2019 winner of the Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence, the nation’s signature recognition of high achievement and performance among America’s community colleges.

The Aspen Prize, awarded every two years since 2011, recognizes outstanding institutions selected from an original pool of more than 1,000 community colleges nationwide. With a singular focus on student success, the Aspen Prize assesses institutional performance in four areas: student learning, certificate and degree completion, success after graduation in the labor market and in transfer to four-year institutions, and equity in access and success for students of color and low-income students. Read more...

members of the capstone team

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS STUDENTS CONCLUDE SPRING CAPSTONE PROJECTS

Working in small groups, nearly 50 students in the Indian River State College School of Business performed SWOT analysis, a strategic planning technique. They conducted research and provided business growth strategies for eight local organizations that participated as capstone course case studies. Through their semester-long capstone project, students applied the academic knowledge they have learned over four years in their bachelor’s program to real-world situations. They evaluated social media, researched grants, developed and conducted surveys, and drafted policies and procedures on behalf of their capstone clients. Read more...

Indian River State College’s planned Treasure Coast Advanced Manufacturing Center

BUILDING A WORKFORCE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

Training for the manufacturing needs of today and tomorrow has a look far different than in the past, and Indian River State College stands poised to anticipate and fulfill employers’ requirements with a purpose-built facility that joins together advanced technology and leading-edge industry training to meet key areas of workforce need in our region.

As we head into a more high-tech industrial era, IRSC is well on the way to meeting future needs with a $23.3 million industrial technology center at the college’s main campus in Fort Pierce. IRSC’s Treasure Coast Advanced Manufacturing Center will be a state-of-the-art facility offering programs that emphasize modern workforce training in the era of smart manufacturing, automation and industry 4.0. Read more...