University News – September 5

Fall program offers white belt certification

Sixteen Ivy Tech Columbus students are enrolled in a program this fall designed to provide them with a degree in a year and knowledge of improvement strategies that can be applied to multiple industries.

Students will learn quality assurance improvement strategies, problem solving, customer relations and more in the Associate Accelerated Program. They also will have the chance to take the training further to earn the white belt certification through testing.

White belt certification provides a comprehensive launch into Lean Sigma processes and Six Sigma methodology. White belt skills can be applied in industries such as business, health care and manufacturing.

The program allows students to earn a degree in one year before transferring to a four-year college to continue their education.

IU offers new study abroad program

The Indiana University Honors Program in Foreign Languages will begin accepting applications on its website this month for a new six-week study abroad program in Japan for high school students.

Eligible students must be a sophomore, junior or senior in Indiana who are in Level 3 of study of Japanese. The program offers similar study abroad programs for students of Chinese, French, German and Spanish.

Information: 812-855-7957; iuhonorsprogram.org

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Kaitlyn Evener is an editorial assistant for The Republic. She can be reached at kevener@therepublic.com or 812-379-5645.