Ivy Tech ASAP

  • Talent Development

Website
https://www.ivytech.edu/asap/

Primary Contact
Jeffrey Jourdan
Director
Contact via email

Mission statement

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana.

The Associate Accelerated Program (ASAP) provides Ivy Tech Community College students with the opportunity to earn a degree and begin their career in one year or transfer their credits to a four-year college so that they may continue their education. The choice is yours. ASAP students are encouraged to think of college as a job. In addition to obtaining knowledge and hands-on experience in an academic program, ASAP students are educated in areas that are critically important to employers, like time management and teamwork.

Actions

Actions are activities derived from the Plan 2020 planning process that a partner has committed to implement.

Ivy Tech ASAP is working on the following actions:

Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Actively collaborate with local high schools to identify potential students for the ASAP program

Start Date:

April 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Status on July 18, 2017
Identified 20 target high schools. Have built student referral base through counselor and teacher relationships, as well as facilitated on-site information sessions and interviews. Will continue to target the 20 high schools to identify potential ASAP students.
Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Actively collaborate with local mentoring and leadership development organizations to identify potential students for the ASAP program

Start Date:

April 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

75%

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Status on July 18, 2017
Currently collaborating with organizations such as TeenWorks, Elevate Indy, D.R.E.A.M. Alive, Starfish Initiative, The Walker Family Foundation, and Indiana Department of Child Servicesโ€™ Older Youth Services Program. Will seek to partner with 2 more organizations for the 2018-19 academic year.
Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Actively seek out collaborative partnerships with local organizations to build awareness of the program throughout the greater Indianapolis area, and enhance curricular offerings to create a rich classroom experience for students

Start Date:

April 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Status on July 18, 2017
Solidified an on-going relationship Regions Bank to host 3 financial literacy classes a year.
Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Review the ASAP program offerings and assess their viability as it relates to transferability to 4-year institutions and potential job-skills training

Start Date:

April 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

75%

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Status on July 18, 2017
Continue to assess current program offerings based on student interest, transferability, and employment opportunities. Favor degrees with TSAP agreements. May add an additional degree track for 2018-19 ASAP cohort.
Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Incrementally grow the ASAP program to support increased opportunity and overall reach to high school graduates/young adults in the greater Indianapolis area

Start Date:

April 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

75%

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Status on July 18, 2017
Reviewed the ASAP trends and would like to keep consistent with growth rates. Set 2018-19 cohort goal of 100 students, which would be 31% growth.
Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Continually seek out transfer partnerships with 4-year institutions to facilitate matriculation of ASAP students into bachelor degree programs

Start Date:

April 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on July 18, 2017
UIndy offers ASAP students full tuition and credit transfer, and Marian University offers a $14,000 scholarship. ASAP students may also qualify for scholarships through ISU and IUPUI. Will continue to search for additional opportunities.
Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Make concerted efforts to track ASAP graduates, post-completion of their degree, to collect data for program improvement and share success stories of graduates

Start Date:

July 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

50%

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Status on July 18, 2017
Have begun tracking ASAP Alumni, recording their transfer pathways and careers landed after ASAP.
Talent Development

Strategy

Assist businesses in finding well qualified, highly trained employees in the high tech, advanced trades and other sectors.

Action

Actively seek out fundraising opportunities to support ASAP

Start Date:

April 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

100%

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Status on July 18, 2017
Have obtained grant funds for several enrichment opportunities - the ASAP + IPS School #87 Community Garden, and Mammoth Cave field trip. Applying for additional funds through the MAPS endowment.