DEFENDERS and Ivy Tech Community College Announce Joint Partnership

Pipeline Interview Agreement guarantees interviews for select students

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA – DEFENDERS, a leading national provider of residential security services, recently announced the signing of a Joint Partnership with Ivy Tech Community College. This partnership, referred to as the Pipeline Interview Agreement, marks an extraordinary first step toward innovating the way both the Company and Academia work together to enhance the talent pipeline for DEFENDERS.

“Partnerships with great companies like DEFENDERS help us align skills and curriculum to industry needs,” said Aaron Baute, vice president for business, logistics and supply chain, Ivy Tech Community College. “Creating solid pathways to high-wage, in-demand careers helps our students achieve their goals and grows the Indiana economy. The journey to a great career does not start at graduation, opportunities for students to work and learn during college at great companies like Defenders help student’s skill up more quickly and gain experience while in school.”

This agreement, spearheaded by DEFENDERS Collegiate Talent Attraction Consultant, Ciara Watkins, guarantees an interview to any student attending specific Ivy Tech business and sales programs.

“With this agreement, I am confident that our talent pipeline will deliver highly qualified Ivy Tech graduates to fill key roles in our company including Inside Sales, Security Advisor, Customer Care, and Collections,” stated Jody Scott, Director of Talent Attraction for DEFENDERS. “With over 150 DEFENDERS offices nationwide, including three facilities in the state of Indiana, the opportunities endless.”

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DEFENDERS is a leading provider of residential security services in the United States. DEFENDERS is ADT Corporation’s only Authorized Premier Provider – protecting more than 1.5 million customers. Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, DEFENDERS employs approximately 2,250 team members in 128 locations and was recently ranked 17th in the world for employee training by Training Magazine.

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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