Diversity and Multicultural Affairs

Perkins Initiative

In the Student Success program of study, we focus on preparing your academic skills and your career development/job readiness. We coach you as we prepare a Student Success Plan that guides you to graduation. We partner with Career Services to offer workshops that deal with resume writing, interviewing, workplace communication, business, etiquette, etc... We also partner with the Academic Success Center to offer workshops that deal with study skills, writing/research, time management, and test preparation.


In ODMA, we house the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006. The purpose of the Perkins program is to develop more fully the academic, career, and technical skills of students enrolled in CTE/STEM. Are you a CTE/STEM (Career Technical Education/Science Technology Engineering Math) student? If you're not sure, here are the programs that IPFW offers that fall into that category:

  • Architectural Engineering Technology, AS
  • Chemical Methods, AS
  • Civil Engineering Tech, AS
  • Commercial Art
  • Dental Assisting Certificate
  • Dental Hygiene, AS
  • Dental Lab Tech, AS
  • Electrical Engineering Tech, AS
  • Industrial Engineering Tech, AS
  • Information Systems, AS
  • Interior Design, AS
  • Mechanical Engineering Tech, AS
  • Radiography, AS

 Career and Technical Education Programming

The Perkins Initiative – Career and Technical education programming is designed to prepare student to enter their selected career or occupation, and to achieve success in their academic and social endeavors. These goals are accomplished through programs and services designed to support career and technical education students at IPFW. Please explore the following services and if you are interested in joining the Perkins Initiative, please contact the office to setup an appointment.

Have any questions? Contact us!

We are located in Walb Student Union, Room 118

Phone: (260) 481-6608
Fax: (260) 481-6951
E-mail: dmaservices@ipfw.edu
Hours: 8 a.m.- 5 p.m., M-F