For students participating in the Guaranteed Job Program, an “approved professional credential of value” includes one of the eight Thomas College Career Ready Digital Badges OR one of the approved FIRE & ICE credentials. More information about the FIRE & ICE program can be found below.
FIRE & ICE Program
At Thomas College, we are excited about your future and the career that you will pursue. In addition to a world-class academic experience, it is our mission to provide you with every advantage possible as you seek employment upon graduation.
In addition to an academic degree, most professional careers require specialized skills that can be developed while earning credentials, certifications and licenses. These designations not only give employers proof of an employee’s ability, they also provide individuals with an opportunity to take their academic knowledge and apply it to a focused area within their field of study.
Thomas College is delighted to launch its FIRE & ICE initiative which will provide eligible students with the means to acquire professional credentials, certifications and licenses that are specific to their field of study and career of interest. The program is completely voluntary and is bound only by the timeframe that it takes an individual to meet all the criteria to earn the chosen professional credential, certification or license.
The following is a brief summary of the program participation requirements:
- An eligible undergraduate student must be enrolled and be considered full-time at time of application, or completing final credits. Eligible graduate students must have earned 15 or more credits and are currently enrolled.
- All students, regardless of major or field of study, are eligible should they meet all program eligibility requirements
- Undergraduate students are eligible if they have at least 60 credits with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of a 3.0 or greater at time of application, with the exception of students enrolled in the Trio program who must have at least a 2.75 GPA at time of application. Master’s degree candidates are eligible if they have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and have completed 15 credits of their degree program at the time of application.
- Students are eligible to receive more than one designation through the program while enrolled at Thomas but not to exceed $1,500 in total paid*
*funds are made available on a ‘first come, first serve’ basis
The following documents provide details on eligibility, approved programs and how to apply:
For more information, contact the HAIBI Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or 207-859-1151.