By Lesley DeVoss—
MUNCIE, Ind.– Ivy Tech Community College and Magna today announced a new employee education program that provides Magna employees with a free education at the Muncie-Henry County campus.
“This program provides Magna employees with a path to reaching their goals of higher education, promotion potential and skill development,” Jennifer Gasiorek, Ivy Tech Vice Chancellor of Workforce Partnerships and Strategic Communication said, “Through partnerships with companies like Magna, we can help Muncie and Delaware County thrive.”
Starting in August 2022, Ivy Tech will hold in-person classes designed specifically for Magna employees. This special cohort of Ivy Tech’s structured curriculum provides employees with classes needed to achieve an industry-recognized certification, a technical certificate and an associate of applied science degree in industrial technology. The second schedule begins in October 2022.
“As part of our continuous learning mindset at Magna, we are excited to participate in this program with Ivy Tech,” Joe Barr, Assistant General Manager of Magna Powertrain Muncie said. “Offering tuition-free scholarships to our employees helps them meet their educational goals and can broaden their career opportunities.”.
Magna is more than one of the world’s largest suppliers in the automotive space. We are a mobility technology company with a global, entrepreneurial-minded team of 158,000 employees and an organizational structure designed to innovate like a startup. With 60+ years of expertise, and a systems approach to design, engineering and manufacturing that touches nearly every aspect of the vehicle, we are positioned to support advancing mobility in a transforming industry. Our global network includes 343 manufacturing operations and 91 product development, engineering and sales centres spanning 28 countries.
About Ivy Tech Community College
Ivy Tech Community College serves communities across Indiana, providing world-class education and driving economic transformation. It is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering high-value degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities, 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.