Ivy Tech Corporate College and GEICO partner for College-at-Work program

INDIANAPOLIS– Ivy Tech Corporate College is partnering with GEICO to create a College-at-Work program to help develop the company’s Indianapolis employees into management positions.

The partnership allows GEICO employees the opportunity to be promoted internally after they complete coursework through Ivy Tech’s Business Administration program. Employees are eligible to apply for management positions after they successfully complete a series of business courses and meet internal company requirements. GEICO currently has around 800 employees at its Indianapolis facility and plans to hire over 400 additional employees by the end of 2015.

“GEICO has a proud history of encouraging professional development among its employees and promoting from within,” said GEICO’s Indianapolis Assistant Vice President Eric Stafford. “This first semester has exceeded our expectations and I am confident this partnership with Ivy Tech will help us continue that tradition and inspire more employees to further their education and expand their career opportunities.”

Ivy Tech Corporate College Account Executive Ariane Stallard and Program Manager Bob Thalls have taken the lead on the project and commented that GEICO has been a great partner for the College.

“From the beginning, GEICO has been interested in partnering with Ivy Tech; they sought us out,” said Stallard. “They have been excited about the entire process and continue to be as we deliver education to their employees.”

“GEICO has been a tremendously dedicated partner in the College-at-Work program,” said Thalls. “By giving their employees the ability to conveniently attend college level classes on site, GEICO has strategically given their employees the ability to pursue their educational goals when many lacked the necessary resources to do so. I am incredibly humbled and thankful to be a part of such a worthwhile project.”

The program is delivered in a cohort format, with the first semester running February 11 to May 8. Ivy Tech built a supplementary learning pathway that allows GEICO employees to earn a Technical Certificate (TC) in Business Administration by taking four additional courses in English and business.

The College-at-Work program within Ivy Tech Corporate College was developed in an effort to deliver institutional resources and classroom instruction to client partners on-site at their respective facilities.  In addition to the program with GEICO, Ivy Tech has developed and administered a unique College-at-Work experience for a number of local organizations including Pearson Education, IU Health, and Gander Mountain.

Those interested in learning more about this program can contact Ariane Smith at asmith608@ivytech.edu



GEICO (Government Employees Insurance Company) is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies and is the second-largest private passenger auto insurance company in the United States. GEICO, which was founded in 1936, provides millions of auto insurance quotes to U.S. drivers annually. The company is pleased to serve more than 13 million private passenger customers, insuring more than 22 million vehicles (auto & cycle).

Using GEICO’s online service center, policyholders can purchase policies, make policy changes, report claims and print insurance ID cards. Policyholders can also connect to GEICO through the GEICO App, reach a representative over the phone or visit a GEICO local agent.


GEICO also provides insurance quotes on motorcycles, boats, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs), travel trailers and motorhomes (RVs). Coverage for life, homes and apartments is written by non-affiliated insurance companies and is secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. Commercial auto insurance and personal umbrella protection are also available.


For more information, go to www.geico.com.


About Ivy Tech Corporate College

Ivy Tech Corporate College is the premier provider of quality workforce training solutions for the needs of businesses, industry, organizations and individuals.  Corporate College will contribute to business success through talent development, organizational improvement, and increased productivity and profitability.  With 31 campuses and more than 100 learning facilities statewide, Ivy Tech is readily accessible and has a proven track record of providing value-based solutions for thousands of businesses and students each year.

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