Ivy Tech Community College Evansville and AmeriQual have partnered to give AmeriQual’s current and future team members a greater opportunity to advance and increase their income.
Ivy Tech Community College and AmeriQual have offered the opportunity for team members to obtain a college education through Achieve Your Degree for several years. By making use of tuition reimbursement dollars and deferred payment until semester completion, team members have benefited and earned degrees and credentials.
Now, AmeriQual’s current and future team members who have not completed their high school diploma will have the opportunity to earn their High School Equivalency Diploma through Ivy Tech.
The program, which is individually-based and can be completed in as little as eight weeks, will hold free classes on-site at the Evansville north-side manufacturer. Upon successful completion, participants will receive a $500 bonus and advancement opportunities.
“AmeriQual and Ivy Tech are excited about this expanded partnership to skill-up the Southwestern Indiana Workforce,” according to Kyla Dowell, Lead Employer Consultant. “This is an innovative approach to workforce development.” AmeriQual will offer the Ivy Tech High School Equivalency classes on-site and pay employees their regular rate, even while taking the classes. The program will be taught by an Ivy Tech instructor, free of charge to students through an Indiana Department of Workforce Development grant received by Ivy Tech Evansville.
According to Mirsada Salihovic, AmeriQual’s Vice President of Human Resources, “Investing in personal and professional development of our workforce is a critical component of AmeriQual’s long-term strategy that will allow the organization to continue to create skilled jobs in a highly competitive job market.
“Ivy Tech is a great partner and we are excited to bring another innovative recruitment and talent development program to our organization,” Salihovic said.
Daniela Vidal, chancellor of Ivy Tech Evansville said, that the college is pleased to be able to offer both the High School Equivalency program, as well as Achieve Your Degree opportunities for AmeriQual’s team members. “Education is a valuable commodity, and will enhance the company, its team members, and also our communities.”