LARWILL – The welding technology program at the Whitko Career Academy continues dual credit status with Ivy Tech Community College.

Students enrolled in the welding technology classes have the opportunity to earn up to 15 college credits while they are in high school. These credits are valid for Ivy Tech Community College and can be transferred to any state-accredited college in Indiana such as Ball State University, Indiana State University and Purdue University, according to a news release from Whitko Career Academy.

These credits are available free of charge to those students that meet the eligibility requirements. This is a great way to jump start a post-secondary education.

This is also an opportunity for any student looking to pursue a career in any welding-related industry, including advanced manufacturing, industrial maintenance and auto body collision and repair.