|[May 19, 2017]
Cook Medical, Ivy Tech and Zumasys Partner to Create Career-Ready Coursework
Students from Ivy Tech Community College (News - Alert) Bloomington have collaborated
with Cook Medical and Zumasys through real-life computer programming
coursework on jBASE, a database management system used by manufacturers
Zumasys, a cloud computing platform and owner of jBASE, challenged
students with problem-solving projects that prepare the students for
careers in manufacturing management at companies like Cook Medical.
"The partnership with Cook Medical and Zumasys creates opportunities for
students to learn skills with immediate practicality in the workplace,"
said Jennie Vaughan, chancellor at Ivy Tech Bloomington. "Our students
are learning high-demand skills so they are career-ready on graduation
day. This is not only important for the success of our students, but
also further develops a skilled workforce in Indiana."
Under the leadership of Dr. Diana Nixon, students wrote programs for
employee time entry and customer order management through jBASE and
demonstrated their programs in a presentation.
"Cook uses jBASE to manage many aspects of our business, such as
inventory management," said Dave Breedlove, vice president of
information technology at Cook Medical. "Programs like this spotlight
the power of community partnership. These students' creative
problem-solving on this program offers valuable insight. We need
employees with jBASE experience, and these students show significant
Three students from the class will be offered an internship at Cook
Medical, with potential for a full-time position after successful
completion of the internship.
The program is part of the award-winnin My Cook Pathway program, Cook's
education initiative for current and future employees to grow their
careers within the company. Cook's partnership with Ivy Tech to offer
direct career pathways through Achieve Your Degree allows
participants to earn a certificate in 10 programs including
biotechnology, business administration, hospitality and various
computing and informatics tracks at no cost to employees.
About Cook Medical
Since 1963 Cook Medical has worked closely with physicians to develop
technologies that eliminate the need for open surgery. Today we are
combining medical devices, biologic materials and cellular therapies to
help the world's healthcare systems deliver better outcomes more
efficiently. We have always remained family owned so that we have the
freedom to focus on what we care about: patients, our employees and our
communities. Find out more at www.cookmedical.com, and
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About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College (www.ivytech.edu)
is the state's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's
largest singly accredited statewide community college system. 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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