Comcast is partnering with WGU Indiana, Ivy Tech Community College and Indiana Wesleyan University to assist its employees in returning to college. The partnership allows the employees to attend one of the three colleges while deferring the up-front tuition expenses until after completion.
Comcast says it identified the three colleges as partners with help from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The company says they are best equipped to meet the needs of its employees as they return to school.
"Employers are in a great position to encourage Hoosiers to complete or continue their education," said Dennis Bland, chairman of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. "We need more companies, like Comcast, to forge college partnerships that benefit employees. That’s why the State is offering an employer-match website and other tools through its You Can. Go Back. program to help more employers connect with Indiana colleges and explore potential partnerships and opportunities."
The commission’s employer-match website was unveiled Wednesday that allows companies to do the same as Comcast and connect with colleges and universities for similar potential partnerships. It is the next phase in the You Can. Go Back. campaign, which the commission launched in February.