BFGoodrich Technical Scholar Program and Ivy Tech Fort Wayne partner to create more student opportunities

Ivy Tech Community College Fort Wayne and BFGoodrich are partnering to provide an opportunity for students to develop hands-on work experience while earning their degree in Industrial Electrical or Mechanical Technology. The partnership is called the BFGoodrich Technical Scholar Program.

Qualifying students will receive scholarships to cover the cost of tuition, fees and books for the program along with competitive pay for part-time work in the BFGoodrich manufacturing facility.

Benefits of the BFGoodrich Tech Scholar Program

  • Earn on-the-job training and valuable experience at one of the world’s leading companies
  • Develop invaluable skills such as time management, teamwork, and problem solving
  • Customized work schedule
  • Upon graduation, become eligible for entry-level employment at BFGoodrich as a Maintenance Technician

“Partnerships like the BFGoodrich Tech Scholar Program allow Ivy Tech students to get real-world experience that lets them put their classroom learning into action immediately,” says Bob Parker, department chair of industrial technology at Ivy Tech. “When they leave the program, they’re ready for a high-demand job right away.”

Among other program requirements, applicants must be enrolled as a full-time student in Industrial Electrical or Mechanical Technology, maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA, work at least 20 hours per week at BFGoodrich.

Learn more about the BFGoodrich Tech Scholar Program by contacting Bob Parker at

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