Ivy Tech launches 5-year strategic plan

Jan 8, 2018

The Ivy Tech campus on First Ave. in Evansville
Credit Ivy Tech

Ivy Tech has launched a 5-year strategic plan to better prepare people for good jobs. 

Ivy Tech Evansville Chancellor Jonathan Weinzapfel says the plan calls for students to earn 50,000 high-quality certifications, certificates, and degrees statewide each year by 2025….

("But our focus here is to make sure we are working with area employers, with school corporations, and with community organizations to ensure we're creating the appropriate educational and job training opportunities that are going to lead to good-paying jobs for people throughout Southwestern Indiana.")

Weinzapfel told reporters some efforts in the Evansville area are going statewide…

("The opt-in partnership program that we are developing with the EVSC really is unique and will be a model for the state to follow. The Achieve Your Degree program was initially developed in partnership with Old National Bank that they have utilized throughout their footprint in the Midwest and is a model that Ivy Tech as a whole has adopted and is in the process of implementing across the state.")

Weinzapfel also touted the Ivy Succeed program that works with non-profits like Habitat and United Way to ease people into learning skills at Ivy Tech.

The 5-year strategic plan has 7 goals including student success, increased recruitment and enrollment, and effectively engaging the state’s “unique communities.”