In an effort to help young black men learn the best tricks and secrets to apply for and launch their careers, Ivy Tech Community College Northeast’s African American Male Initiative is hosting Thrift Shop to Top Shop from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in the gymnasium in the Student Life Center on North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive.
The event will include a variety of lessons, including how to tie a tie and polish their image for interviews. It will also feature a fashion show of job interview-appropriate menswear.
“Students graduate and they have the academic skillsets, but oftentimes, some still miss out because of the softer skillsets,” said Clifford Clarke, executive director of Computer and Technology Services. “Helping the students brush up on the softer skillsets allows us to present a more well-rounded career candidate.”
Thrift Shop to Top Shop is sponsored by the African American Male Initiative, Student Government, the Student Leadership Academy, Career Services, and other local vendors. Cost is $5 or free for anyone with a student ID from any college or university.
Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions 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.