Ivy Tech Community College and Old National Bank have announced a new statewide partnership. Achieve Your Degree provides guidance and financial assistance to ONB associates who want to continue their education at Ivy Tech.
Old National says the ONB certificate will be a recognized credential in the company as associates are considered for advancement opportunities. The certificate is part of the school’s business administration technical certificate curriculum.
“It simply makes sense for Old National Bank, the largest financial institution headquartered in Indiana, to partner with Ivy Tech, the state’s largest public post-secondary institution,” said Old National President & CEO Bob Jones. “Old National and Ivy Tech not only share a common geography, we share an understanding of the critical importance of higher education as a building block to achieving personal success. We believe this partnership provides our associates with a unique opportunity to achieve that success.”
“Achieve Your Degree is an example of the essential collaboration between higher education and employers. It also addresses our mission of increasing statewide college attainment rates. In addition to being an exceptional benefit for the thousands of ONB associates, this new partnership will allow ONB to further enhance the skills of their workforce and increase employee job satisfaction,” Ivy Tech Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel said.
The school says participants can take classes online and at Ivy Tech locations throughout the state.
ONB says it will provide Achieve Your Degree participants with an e-reader. If they earn their certificate, they will keep the e-reader as a gift.