Ivy Tech-Northeast to Start Risk-Management Program

August 16th, 2012

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Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly

Ivy Tech-Northeast to Start Risk-Management Program

Thursday, August 16, 2012, 8:54 am

Staff Reports

Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast will develop a risk-management insurance certificate and associate-degree program as part of an effort to support growth of the insurance industry cluster within the region.
Those efforts are expected to result in other area universities offering bachelors and graduate-degree programs geared toward the insurance industry.
According to an announcement Wednesday from the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, area insurance companies employ more than 4,000 people. A 2011 study commissioned by the partnership found that communities with degree programs in insurance have a better chance at attracting and retaining insurance companies.
"The establishment of our insurance certificate is just a stepping stone as the insurance cluster builds an organization that is driven to address industry and market demands," Pat Sullivan, executive vice president of the Hylant Group, said the partnership's announcement. "We are focused on taking a sustained approach to developing a talented work force and positively impacting the region's potential for success and growth."