EVANSVILLE, IN- Ivy Tech Community College and Old National Bank (ONB) announced a new statewide partnership today, Achieve Your Degree. The ONB Achieve Your Degree partnership provides guidance and financial assistance to ONB associates interested in continuing their education through classes at Ivy Tech Community College.
The Achieve Your Degree partnership has been designed to incorporate a special ONB Certificate that will be a recognized credential in the company as associates are considered for advancement opportunities. The certificate is a component of the Ivy Tech Business Administration technical certificate curriculum. Additionally, ONB will provide each Achieve Your Degree participant with an e-reader to access books online. Associates who earn the ONB Achieve Your Degree certificate will be awarded the e-reader as a graduation gift.
“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.”
ONB associates can begin participating in Achieve your Degree immediately. Ivy Tech’s many locations throughout Indiana will make it convenient for ONB associates to take classes close to home as well as online. Ivy Tech has 32 degree granting locations and offers classes in more than 75 communities across the state. The credits ONB associates earn at Ivy Tech will also transfer to many colleges and universities in Indiana.
“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,” said Ivy Tech Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel. “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 Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. 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.
Old National Bancorp (NASDAQ: ONB) is the largest financial services holding company headquartered in Indiana and, with $12.1 billion in assets, ranks among the top 100 banking companies in the U.S. Since its founding in Evansville in 1834, Old National has focused on community banking by building long-term, highly valued partnerships with clients. Today, Old National’s footprint includes Indiana, Western Kentucky and Louisville, East Central Illinois and Central and Western Michigan. In addition to providing extensive services in retail and commercial banking, wealth management, investments and brokerage, Old National also owns Old National Insurance, one of the 100 largest brokers in the U.S. For more information and financial data, please visit Investor Relations at oldnational.com.