Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. (NYSE: WNC) has announced a partnership with Fort Wayne-based Indiana Tech. The manufacturer says the partnership will provide financial assistance for employees seeking to continue their education at the school.
Wabash National says the deal will allow employees to avoid upfront, out-of-pocket expenses for books, tuition and fees.
"Our associates are the backbone of Wabash National’s business," Dick Giromini, chief executive officer of Wabash National, said in a news release. "This partnership with Indiana Tech is significant, as it demonstrates the value that we place upon their long-term success by removing some of the upfront financial costs associated with pursuing an education. Wabash National and Indiana Tech share an understanding of the critical importance of higher education in workforce development. We are confident this new program will help develop the next generation of Wabash National leaders."
The partnership between Wabash National and Indiana Tech is being conducted through the university’s College of Professional Studies.