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Polygon Company in Walkerton, IN selected to receive one of Ivy Tech Corporate College’s 2013 Partner Awards

April 30, 2014

Ivy Tech Corporate College has selected Polygon Company in Walkerton to receive one of the college’s annual Corporate College Partner Awards. Ivy Tech Community College president, Thomas Snyder will attend the award presentation at Polygon Company (103 Industrial Park Dr, Walkerton) on Friday, May 9 at 12:00 pm.

The recipients are selected based on the level of commitment by the organization in workforce training/development programs; the adoption by the organization of standardized and portable workforce credentials; utilization of assessments in the hiring of new workers and determining worker skills gaps; organizational commitment to financially supporting their workforce in acquiring additional skills and education; creating and implementing internal career pathways; and creating an ongoing partnership with Ivy Tech Corporate College for continuous improvement and development of programs and services.

In addition to Polygon Company, the following companies were selected for the 2013 Partner Award: Aisin USA Manufacturing in Seymour, Allison Transmission in Indianapolis, Berry Plastics Corporation in Evansville, Carter Express Incorporated in Anderson, Rolls-Royce Corporation in Indianapolis, and WaterStep in Louisville, KY.

Polygon Company sees their workforce as their most valuable resource and strives to continuously improve their educational and training strategy to further develop and retain them.  Polygon Company partners with Ivy Tech’s North Central Region to train and develop key positions, which include front line managers and CNC operators. Polygon’s specific needs around creating a collaborative, creative, and innovative workplace dictate specific training and development needs. Ivy Tech delivers relevant and credential based training to address their needs resulting in an increase in production and best practice leadership solutions.  Together they have created a culture of continuous improvement and encouraged and empowered each employee to continue their education, and for this accomplishment they have been chosen to receive the 2013 Partner Award.

Ivy Tech Corporate College is the premier provider of quality workforce training solutions for the needs of businesses, industry, organizations and individuals. Corporate College will contribute to business success through talent development, organizational improvement, and increased productivity and profitability. With 31 campuses and more than 100 learning facilities statewide, Ivy Tech is readily accessible and has a proven track record of providing value-based solutions for thousands of businesses and students each year.