Ivy Tech Community College enters into partnership with ITBC to further develop involvement with women, minority owned businesses

INDIANAPOLIS – Ivy Tech Community College has announced plans to partner with I.T. Business Corporation to expand the college’s purchases and contracts with Indiana-owned women and minority-owned businesses.

I.T. Business Corporation, along with Pro7interactive, have created a searchable database called Pronicity, allowing the college to search for available women and/or minority owned businesses within their service area to purchase products or create business partnerships.

“We are very pleased with the online database that I.T. Business Corporation has brought to the College. We feel this will be a valuable tool that will allow Ivy Tech to increase the number of minority and women owned businesses that provide products and services to the College,” said Tom Snyder, President of Ivy Tech Community College.

The interactive site allows staff to quickly search thousands of companies by business type, diversity type, gender or location to name a few options. The new system eliminates the need for using multiple supplier lists that can quickly become outdated. Suppliers within the interactive site can list their information for free and keep their own data current, allowing the College to access the most up-to-date information.

“We are very excited to be able to bring this product to Ivy Tech,” said Tony Buford, President of I.T. Business Corporation. “Ivy Tech is the first college in Indiana and one of the first colleges in the nation to use the Pronicity system.”

About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly-accredited statewide community college system with more than 130,000 students enrolled annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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