FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – Soon-to-be college students had a chance to take part in a unique way to learn about the programs Ivy Tech offers Thursday afternoon. The university held an open house about its degrees through a speed dating-style event at the Student Learning Center.
Anyone interested in enrolling at Ivy Tech was encouraged to stop by the event where they could learn about 12 of the 42 programs the college offers. Students met with facility and industry professionals for two to 30 minutes, and then could move onto another program, if they wanted.
“We thought it was time to think fresh and do something different,” Andrew Welch, the school’s executive director of marketing and communications, said. “We’re hoping that this is an interesting and interactive way to ask as many questions as they can, and maybe consider options that they never even thought of.”
Welch said the hope was to get those who attended to sign up for courses in the upcoming summer or fall semesters. Ivy Tech begins its summer courses in June.
Ivy Tech Community college is the state’s largest public post-secondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system serving nearly 200,000 students annually. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana. It serves as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its communities. In addition, its courses and programs transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.
Andrew Welch – E.D. of Marketing and Communications
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