Attend Go Ivy Day at Ivy Tech, be entered to win a free class

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is hosting a Go Ivy Day event on Tuesday, June 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and prospective students are invited to attend. All attendees will be entered into a drawing to win a free class.

At Go Ivy Day, attendees will tour Ivy Tech Bloomington and explore program-specific labs, talk one-on-one with faculty and current students, learn about short-term certificates that lead to careers and associate degrees, hear about ways to pay for college, and learn about degree program options that are in high-demand by area employers.

High-demand degree programs that will be covered include, biotechnology, education, electrical engineering, healthcare specialist (healthcare professional), hospitality administration/culinary arts, medical assisting, and optometric technology.

Ivy Tech also offers transfer degrees that will be presented at Go Ivy Day and those include fine arts, human services/social work, electrical engineering technology and others.

Ivy Tech is located on the west of Bloomington at 200 Daniels Way.

To RSVP for Go Ivy Day, click here. For more general information about Go Ivy Day, visit ivytech.edu/goivyday and select Bloomington in the dropdown.

Prospective students can apply now for free at ivytech.edu/applynow.

For a full list of offerings at Ivy Tech Bloomington, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington and click on Explore Degree Programs.

For more information, call (812) 330-6013 or after business hours at 888IVYLINE (1-888-489-5463).

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Clipper & Soul partners with Ivy Tech to offer education perks to employees

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus and Clipper & Soul, Haircuts, Beards, & Goods, has entered into partnership through Ivy Tech’s Achieve Your Degree™ (AYD) program to support community college completion for Clipper & Soul employees.

“In contrast with a tuition reimbursement program, Achieve Your Degree™ is a tuition deferral program that enables working adults to earn a community college education with no upfront costs,” said Jessica Duncan, director of Achieve Your Degree™ at Ivy Tech Bloomington. “We know that the initial costs associated with earning a credential are a barrier for some students, so we’re partnering with Clipper & Soul to offer Achieve Your Degree™, for the benefit of employees and the employer.”

Bryce Bow, owner of Clipper & Soul, says that they love Ivy Tech’s AYD program. “Ivy Tech has removed a lot of the pain points for us and our team members to pursue further learning and training,” he said. “One of our team members actually just finished her nursing degree as part of the [AYD] program! We believe that if we invest in our team and their personal goals, they not only improve their skills (critical thinking, communication, etc.), but also reciprocate with loyalty, engagement, and, in turn, an overall better experience for our customers. It’s a win-win-win for everyone.”

The program will give Clipper & Soul employees the option to earn associate degrees and certifications in any degree program of their choice in order to advance themselves personally and professionally.

Clipper & Soul is committed to improving quality of life in the community by offering educational perks to its employees, and through its free haircuts every three weeks at the Wheeler Mission for men in the recovery program, among other haircut outreach partnerships. Clipper & Soul has completed hundreds of free haircuts in the community since 2018.

Other local employers have also partnered with Ivy Tech Bloomington to offer Achieve Your Degree™ to their employees, including Artisan Electronics, Bell Trace Health and Living, Boston Scientific, Circle Prosco, Inc., Cook Group, German American Bank, IU Credit Union, Old National Bank, Paoli Health & Living Community, Singota Solutions, Stonecroft Health Campus, and Hearthstone Health Campus.

Employers can learn more about offering Achieve Your Degree™ by attending Ivy Tech’s information session and luncheon on Tuesday, June 18 at 11 a.m., held on campus at 200 Daniels Way.

To RSVP for the AYD Lunch and Learn or for more information, contact Jessica Duncan, director, at jduncan71@ivytech.edu or (812) 330-6349.

For more information about AYD, log on ivytech.edu/achieveyourdegree.

Ivy Tech invites employers to learn about low-cost options to skill-up current personnel, reduce turnover

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus is hosting an Achieve Your DegreeTM (AYD) Lunch and Learn information session on Tuesday, June 18 at 11 a.m., and all area employers and talent managers are invited to attend. The session will be held at Ivy Tech Bloomington at 200 Daniels Way and will provide low-cost program options that can help employers obtain a more skilled and loyal workforce.

AYD, specifically, is a collaboration between Ivy Tech and employers to offer working adults the opportunity to earn a community college education and advance their careers within their companies, with no upfront costs.

“Many employers become concerned that once they hear ‘tuition-reimbursement or tuition-deferral,’ that they will not be able to afford to offer such perks to their employees, but there are funding options that can reduce the overall cost to offer educational advancement opportunities to their current workforces,” said Jessica Duncan, director of Achieve Your Degree at Ivy Tech Bloomington. “AYD can also provide employers with the ability to promote from within.”

Academic programs that will be covered during the information session, include biotechnology, electrical engineering, electronics technology, engineering technology, hospitality administration and culinary arts, kinesiology & exercise science, medical assisting, and optometric technology.

Some local employers that have partnered with Ivy Tech Bloomington to offer Achieve Your Degree™, include Artisan Electronics, Bell Trace Health and Living, Boston Scientific, Circle Prosco, Inc., Clipper & Soul, Cook Group, German American Bank, IU Credit Union, Old National Bank, Paoli Health & Living Community, Singota Solutions, Stonecroft Health Campus, and Hearthstone Health Campus.

To RSVP or for more information, contact Jessica Duncan, director of Achieve Your Degree, jduncan71@ivytech.edu or (812) 330-6349.

More information at ivytech.edu/achieveyourdegree.

Take summer courses at Ivy Tech, save on college costs

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech Community College is enrolling now for summer classes starting Monday, June 10. There is still time to fill out a free application and register for courses. Students already enrolled at another college can take classes as a guest student that transfer to in-state universities, saving on college costs. Classes are offered online and on-campus, and parking is free.

Some program offerings at the Bloomington campus, aligned with local employer demand, include Optometric Technology, Medical Assisting, Paramedic Sciences, Hospitality/Culinary Arts, and Cyber Security. Some certifications that lead to jobs, such as Dementia Care, can be completed in only eight weeks. Certifications lead to associate degrees at Ivy Tech, which can be completed in as little as two years. Also, a variety of degree offerings transfer to in-state universities.

Prospective students can apply now for free at ivytech.edu/applynow.

For a full list of program offerings at Ivy Tech Bloomington, visit ivytech.edu/bloomington and click on Explore Degree Programs.

For more information, call (812) 330-6013 or after business hours at 888IVYLINE (1-888-489-5463).