INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Ivy Tech Community College will host a Grand Opening for the new Career Coaching and Employer Connections program September 21st from 12 to 1 p.m. EST. The event will be streamed statewide through the IvyEvents app while all 19 campuses host an in-person celebration. Participants in the virtual event will have the chance to win two tickets to the Colts vs. Titans game on October 17.
Ivy Tech developed the program, which brings together career development and employer outreach, to meet the needs of the workforce. Most importantly, with the student in mind, it creates a cohesive model for student and employer engagement. This new, more strategic approach will emphasize comprehensive career readiness practices working alongside academic preparation throughout a student’s college experience.
For students, the Career Coaching and Employer Connections program will provide the opportunity for:
- Creation of a Career Development Portfolio: students will showcase why an employer should hire them and will include resume, cover letter, LinkedIn profile, work and learn experiences, and the professional network and connections they have built with support from their CCEC team.
- Career Coaching: focused, one-to-one relationship to help the student figure out the right steps for their career path that match their values, interests, personality and skills.
- Work and Learn: opportunity to build relationships with employers and gain direct experience in careers that interest the student, such as working alongside professionals in a tech company, or assisting on a Human Resources team in a healthcare organization.
The CCEC program also benefits employers by helping them find top talent for their workforce needs and/or skill-up current employees with custom training. By closely aligning the student experience and employer needs, the CCEC program will meet the specific skills and training needs of employers in Indiana, and neighboring states.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering associate degree and short-term certificate programs, and trainings that align to the needs of the community. The College also offers courses and associate degree programs that seamlessly transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a Bachelor’s degree.