Old National Bank Foundation Provides $500,000 to Ivy Tech Community College

For additional information about Pathways Plus, go to www.ivytech.edu/PathwaysPlus

Old National Bank Foundation (ONBF) has awarded Ivy Tech Community College a $500,000 grant to be shared across several Indiana communities over five yeONB Foundation - Stacked Color Logo 03 25 14ars. ONBF’s intent with this donation is to use the funding for innovative programs that enhance the quality of life within the communities they serve. The announcement was made July 16IMG_20190716_101808 at a news conference at Ivy Tech.

Beginning in August, Ivy Tech Evansville, in partnership with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation, will roll out Pathways Plus as a way to prepare high school students for high-wage, high-demand careers that exist in our communities by allowing them to complete a college degree by the time they graduate from high school. Pathways Plus builds on the many dual credit courses already offered in the high schools and the Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center by combining them with dual enrollment courses offered at Ivy Tech to intentionally provide career pathways that can lead to a college credential.

Ivy Tech Evansville Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel, said, “Pathways Plus provides an intentional college pathway for high school students, plus the opportunity to earn a college certificate, technical certificate or degree; plus the opportunity to prepare skilled employees for the workforce; plus an opportunity to use those credits to continue their college education.”

The initiative will begin with the EVSC’s Southern Indiana Career & Technical Center (which includes students from North and South Gibson, Warrick, Vanderburgh, Posey and the southern half of Spencer counties) and EVSC high schools. Other high school career pathways are being developed in the surrounding counties for potential Spring and Fall 2020 starts.

The Old National Bank Foundation grant will help fund dual enrollment classes taken by high school students that lead to a college completion, as well as additional College Connection Coaches who work closely with students to counsel, guide, and assist them in career exploration and college enrollment. The coaches will also help EVSC increase enrollment of middle school students in the 21st Century Scholars Program – which provides a free college education to those who qualify.

“Old National Bank is focused on developing partnerships with organizations dedicated to leveraging opportunities that serve low- to moderate-income individuals in order to develop our workforce, improve achievement gains and build skills and knowledge,” said Jim Sandgren, President and Chief Operating Officer for Old National Bank. “We are proud to partner with Ivy Tech Community College to strengthen our communities through initiatives with meaningful impact.”

 “Ultimately, our vision is that every high school student graduates with a college credential. This will create great career opportunities, help to solve our employers’ shortage of a skilled workforce, and give our young people the opportunity to make a decent living, raise a family and contribute back to our community,” Chancellor Weinzapfel said. “Old National’s grant will also assist Ivy Tech in helping make college affordable for families,” he added.

EVSC Superintendent David Smith said partnerships can provide opportunities for students and the community. “We are excited for another opportunity to collaborate with both the public and private sector to provide even more opportunities for all EVSC students. It is through partnerships like these that help us to continue the OptIN mission to introduce, explore, and prepare EVSC students for all pathways leading to high-wage, high-demand career opportunities that are paired with student interest, abilities, skills and knowledge.”

Additional announcements about future Old National Bank Foundation partnerships with other Ivy Tech campuses are expected in 2020.

 

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Old National Bank Foundation Provides $500,000 to Ivy Tech Community College

Free Career Counseling Offered Thursday through Ivy Succeed

EVANSVILLE, IN — Individuals interested in receiving free career counseling and discovering how their interests and talents might lead to particular careers, should plan to attend Ivy Tech Community College’s IvySucceed Session, tomorrow morning.

The next session is planned for Thursday, June 20, from 9-10:30 a.m., in Room 261 at Ivy Tech’s Evansville Campus, 3501 N. First Avenue.

While at the event, individuals will answer questions through the Indiana Career Explorer, which will help to determine career pathways where the individual’s aptitude and interests meet. Then, Ivy Tech Career Development staff will work with individuals about how to develop a career pathway and how Ivy Tech can help.

The event is free and open to the public, although pre-registration is required at IvyTech.Edu/IvySucceed.

Additional sessions are planned on:

  • Tuesday, July 23, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, July 24, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 6, 9:00-10:30 a.m.

Questions? Contact Carrie Feltis, director of Career Development, at cfeltis@ivytech.edu or 812-429-1423.

Free Career Counseling Offered Thursday through Ivy Succeed

Ivy Tech Community College to host Express Enrollment Days June 20, 22

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EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus and the Princeton and Tell City Career & Technology Centers, will host two Express Enrollment Day events next week. Prospective students can attend an event Thursday, June 20, from 9 a.m.-6 p.m., or Saturday, June 22, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

During these events, participants can visit the Evansville Service Area locations for an in-person enrollment experience.

With Ivy Tech staff onsite, participants will have the opportunity to register for classes, discuss financial aid options and meet with academic advisors. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn more about assessment options. For participants without school transcripts or test scores to provide, the ACCUPLACER assessment can assist them in determining the classes that align with their needs.

Ivy Tech is dedicated to helping students adjust to college life, move through programs efficiently and expand their careers. The first part of that commitment involves helping students know their way around. During Express Enrollment Day, students can complete the FYIvy online orientation and schedule in-person orientation sessions, including campus tours.

Express Enrollment Day is free. However, participants are encouraged to RSVP at IvyTech.edu/EEDay, ensuring that each location can effectively serve its community.

  • The Evansville Campus is located at 3501 N. First Avenue, Evansville, IN
  • The Princeton Career & Technology Center is located at 2431 S. Crabtree Drive, Princeton, IN
  • The Tell City Career & Technology Center is located at 1034 31st Street, Tell City, IN
Ivy Tech Community College to host Express Enrollment Days June 20, 22

Next Level Jobs: An Opportunity to Earn a High-Value Certificate FOR FREE

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HOW THIS CAN BENEFIT YOU CLICK HERE

logo-horz.dd32d358The Workforce Ready Grant gives Hoosiers an opportunity to remove financial barriers that can prevent them from receiving the training they need to obtain a Next Level Job and thrive in today’s economy. This includes the opportunity for working-age adults to earn a high-value certificate at Ivy Tech Community College – free of cost to the student.

Managed in partnership by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the Workforce Ready grant promotes the high-value certificate programs in the five sectors that align with Indiana’s economy:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Information Technology and Business Technology
  • Transportation and Logistics

Covered Costs

  • Tuition and required fees associated with courses that apply toward an approved Workforce Ready Grant eligible program (excludes book(s) charges)
  • Only costs in excess of federal grants, state grants and scholarships are covered

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Next Level Jobs: An Opportunity to Earn a High-Value Certificate FOR FREE

Nearly 2,600 Credentials to be Conferred Upon Ivy Tech Community College Students May 10

EVANSVILLE, IN- Ivy Tech Community College Evansville Campus will confer degrees upon more than 1,700 individuals graduating Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m. at the Ford Center in Evansville. A total of nearly 2,600 Certificates, Technical Certificates, Associate of Science and Associate of Applied Science degrees will be awarded. Approximately 400 students will take part in the ceremony on Friday. The public is encouraged to attend the free event. No tickets are required.

Derrick Stewart, president and CEO of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, will be the guest speaker at Ivy Tech’s Commencement. Stewart, formerly a six-year member of the Evansville Campus Board of Trustees, was also the CEO of the local YMCA for 10 years. Under his leadership, the Y experienced significant growth in core programs and philanthropic support, launched new initiatives, expanded and improved facilities, and positioned itself as an influential voice in the non-profit community. Also speaking during the ceremony will be Evansville Campus Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel; Kara Monroe, Ivy Tech provost and senior vice president; and Newburgh resident and ASAP student Gina Nalley. Amanda Crowe, vice president of Human Resources at the Evansville Rescue Mission and 2008 Ivy Tech graduate, will be honored as Distinguished Alumna.

Among the more than 1,700 students graduating are 54 working adults who benefited from the Achieve Your Degree program. “With the skills and knowledge they have gained, these individuals will be better able to perform their work responsibilities and have a stronger foundation for future professional success,” said Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel.  There are also 670 students who will be earning their Associate of Applied Science degree through Ivy Tech’s Apprenticeship Programs, Weinzapfel added. This is an earn-and-learn model combining on the job training with related classroom instruction that increases an apprentice’s skill level and wages.

There will also be 90 high school students who receive their college degree or credential – even before graduating from high school. These students currently attend the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation’s Early College High School, housed at Ivy Tech; Harwood Career Preparatory High School, Perry County High School and Tell City High School. Weinzapfel explained that the students are able to earn these degrees by combining dual credit offered through Ivy Tech with dual enrollment courses. Ten of the Early College students are earning two associate degrees. They will use Ivy Tech’s Transfer as a Junior Program to begin their baccalaureate studies as a junior at one of Ivy Tech’s partner colleges.

“We believe that every high school student should and can earn a post-secondary credential before graduating from high school,” Weinzapfel added. “Education must be viewed as a continuum. We have changed that mindset for working adults through the Achieve Your Degree program. We can and must do the same for all high school students.” Ivy Tech is working with area business and industry to establish the resources needed.

This year, 31% of Ivy Tech’s graduating class is completing with a GPA of 3.5 or higher – and 21% are graduating Summa Cum Laude – 4.0.

Nearly 2,600 Credentials to be Conferred Upon Ivy Tech Community College Students May 10

Ivy Tech Community College to host Express Enrollment Day in May

express-enrollment-rsvpEVANSVILLE, Ind. – The Ivy Tech Community College Evansville, Tell City and Princeton locations will host an Express Enrollment Day on Tuesday, May 21, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. During this event, prospective students can visit a participating Ivy Tech location for an in-person enrollment experience.

With Ivy Tech staff onsite, students will have the opportunity to register for classes, discuss financial aid options and meet with academic advisors. Students will also have the opportunity to learn more about assessment options. For students without school transcripts or test scores to provide, the ACCUPLACER assessment can assist them in determining the classes that align with their needs.

Ivy Tech is dedicated to helping students adjust to college life, move through programs efficiently and expand their careers. The first part of that commitment involves helping students know their way around. During Express Enrollment Day, students can complete the FYIvy online orientation and schedule in-person orientation sessions, including campus tours.

Express Enrollment Day is free. However, students are encouraged to RSVP, ensuring that each location can effectively serve its community. For more details, including a list of participating Ivy Tech locations, visit IvyTech.edu/EEDay.

Ivy Tech Community College to host Express Enrollment Day in May