Ivy Tech, Parkview partner for Achieve Your Degree program

Ivy Tech Community College and Parkview Health recently signed an agreement to offer all co-workers in the Parkview Health system an opportunity to earn college credit through the College’s Achieve Your Degree program.

Achieve Your Degree (AYD) is a statewide collaboration between Ivy Tech campuses and its community businesses and organizations that offers free or low-cost tuition to employees and members through tuition reimbursement or financial support from business and industry.

“We are always pleased to partner with Parkview Health,” says Chancellor Jerrilee K. Mosier, Ed.D. “This new agreement with the Achieve Your Degree program will be a natural connection, not only because of the numerous offerings we have in nursing and allied health programs, but also the Parkview Education Center opening this fall with Parkview, Ivy Tech, and Fort Wayne Community Schools as partners.”

With Achieve Your Degree, Ivy Tech Fort Wayne representatives will work directly with Parkview Health to provide employer-deferred tuition billing as long as individuals meet the guidelines of Parkview’s tuition assistance program. The College offers a wide variety of class options, days, times, and even online options to meet students’ needs.

Parkview co-workers participating in AYD will have access to all Ivy Tech courses, with the opportunity to earn a credential in a critical or non-critical skill area with reimbursement conditions developed and implemented by Parkview.

“As healthcare careers continue to evolve in the hospital and ambulatory settings, having the right people in the right roles doing to the right work is critical,” said Dena Jacquay, chief human resources officer, Parkview Health. “As an organization, we are continually mindful of the resources we offer our co-workers and the support to further their education and knowledge in their respective fields. We are excited to provide this opportunity at Ivy Tech as one way to help boost the learning experience without the added financial pressure.”

The program is available to Parkview Health co-workers starting this fall.

A highlight of AYD is its concierge-style services, which includes on-site or dedicated information and registration sessions; help with the application process, advising, financial aid and admissions; and potential cohorts of courses specifically for AYD students, which enhance communication and services centered on their needs.

Parkview Health is headquartered in Fort Wayne and includes a system of nine hospitals, in addition to a network of primary care and specialty physicians, across northeast Indiana and northwest Ohio. With approximately 11,000 co-workers, Parkview is the region’s largest employer.

Upcoming semester start dates include:

  • Fall 16-week courses begin Aug. 21, 2017
  • Fall 12-week courses begin Sept. 18, 2017
  • Fall 8-week courses begin Oct. 16, 2017
  • Spring 16-week courses begin Jan. 16, 2018

Visit IvyTech.edu/programsNE for Ivy Tech’s areas of study in the Fort Wayne area.

Contact students@parkview.com if you’re interested in taking part of this program.

Visit IvyTech.edu/achieveyourdegree for more information about Achieve Your Degree.

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