BLOOMINGTON – Cook Group has partnered with Ivy Tech Community College’s Bloomington campus to provide a continuing education program, called Achieve Your Degree, for its employees through My Cook Pathway. Cook and Ivy Tech are seeking to recruit more Cook employees into the program and to financially assist them with completing post-secondary credentials.

Achieve Your Degree (AYD), established by Ivy Tech, is a tuition-deferral program, which enables Cook’s employees to take classes at Ivy Tech in-person or online. Through financial aid and Cook Tuition Assistance these educational opportunities are available with no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to the student. Cook Group students begin in classes designed to earn them a specialized certification that leads to an associate degree in one of the programs below:

  • Accounting
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration
  • Cyber Security/Information Assurance
  • Engineering Technology
  • Hospitality Administration
  • Information Technology Support
  • Network Infrastructure
  • Software Development
  • Supply Chain Management

Since initiating the program, more than 1,000 employees have advanced their education and career skills with Cook Group.

In addition to the seven Cook Group companies, other Ivy Tech Bloomington Achieve Your Degree partnerships include, Bell Trace, Boston Scientific, Circle Prosco, Inc., Clipper & Soul, German American Bank, IU Credit Union, Old National Bank, Paoli Health & Living Community, Singota Solutions, Stonecroft Health Campus, and Hearthstone Health Campus.

For more information about taking part in Cook Group’s educational perks program contact your local Cook HR team.

For information about offering tuition-deferred educational perks to your own employees at low or no-cost through Ivy Tech’s Achieve Your Degree program, contact Jessica Duncan, director, at or call (812) 330-6349.

About Ivy Tech Community College

Ivy Tech Community College is Indiana's largest public postsecondary institution and the nation's largest singly accredited statewide community college system, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Ivy Tech has campuses throughout Indiana and also serves thousands of students annually online. It serves as the state's engine of workforce development, offering associate degrees, long- and short-term certificate programs, industry certifications, and training that aligns with the needs of the community. The College provides a seamless transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana, as well as out of state, for a more affordable route to a bachelor's degree.