Ivy Tech Community College and Allison Transmission announce partnership to benefit employees

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College and Allison Transmission announced a new partnership through the Community College’s Achieve Your Degree program. The Achieve Your Degree program will provide guidance and financial assistance to any Allison Transmission employee interested in pursuing an education at Ivy Tech Community College.

The program allows Allison Transmission employees to avoid up-front out of pocket tuition expenses when they utilize the company’s Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) benefit. Ivy Tech will assist Allison Transmission employees with the college and financial aid application process, and will defer billing until the end of the semester, ensuring students take advantage of any financial aid opportunities in which they qualify. Onsite application assistance and academic advising are provided by Ivy Tech faculty and staff in order to accommodate busy work schedules and ensure appropriate course schedules, including an onsite enrollment event on April 6.

“Allison and its UAW leadership have a long history of investing in the education and development of our workforce,” said William Turner, director of education and development for Allison Transmission. “We are excited to partner with Ivy Tech and offer both our UAW and salaried employees with the opportunity to earn a degree or enhance their skills.”

The Achieve your Degree program is open to all Allison Transmission employees, and they can begin taking classes during the summer 2017 semester.  Ivy Tech offers more than 150 degree and certificate options, including Industrial Technology, Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology, and Mechanical Engineering Technology.

“We are pleased to be partnering with Allison Transmission, a great Indianapolis-based company that knows the value in investing in their workforce,” said Dr. Kathleen Lee, chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College Central Indiana. “Through the Achieve Your Degree program, Ivy Tech seeks to help local employers develop talent and strengthen our workforce.”

For more information about the Achieve Your Degree program visit ivytech.edu/achieveyourdegree.

About Allison Transmission

Allison Transmission (NYSE: ALSN) is the world’s largest manufacturer of fully automatic transmissions for medium- and heavy-duty commercial vehicles, and is a leader in hybrid-propulsion systems for city buses. Allison transmissions are used in a variety of applications including refuse, construction, fire, distribution, bus, motorhomes, defense and energy. Founded in 1915, the company is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA and employs approximately 2,600 people worldwide. With a market presence in more than 80 countries, Allison has regional headquarters in the Netherlands, China and Brazil with manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Hungary and India. Allison also has approximately 1,400 independent distributor and dealer locations worldwide. For more information, visit allisontransmission.com.

About Ivy Tech Community College

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.

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