Central Indiana Corporate Partnership public education program helps young people explore careers and jobs in Indiana’s advanced industries

2024-05-22T08:54:24-04:00May 22, 2024|

INDIANAPOLIS - With a dedicated focus on our state’s economic future, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) is showcasing See Yourself IN – a new public education program to help young people explore career and job opportunities within Indiana’s advanced industries. “Indiana is a leader in advanced industries that drive our economy’s prosperity,” said Melina Kennedy, CEO of Central Indiana Corporate Partnership. “However, many of our Gen Z population are not aware of the many career paths and opportunities in these industries so they can’t see themselves in the future and how they fit. We want to help inspire more young people to dream big and help them explore innovative companies, jobs and programs so they can see themselves in great jobs and a great life right here in Indiana.” Through See Yourself IN, Gen Z Hoosiers and those here [...]

CICP releases 2023 annual report

2024-04-26T10:56:23-04:00April 25, 2024|

CICP has released its 2023 annual report, marking another transformative year for the organization, its five talent and industry sector initiatives and its programs. Melina Kennedy, CICP’s new CEO assumed her role in February, and the organization saw leadership changes with two of its initiatives Ascend Indiana and BioCrossroads. In addition, Sue Ellspermann, president of Ivy Tech, was named the chair of the CICP Board of Directors. CICP’s initiatives AgriNovus Indiana, Ascend Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana and TechPoint continued to advance their talent programs and enhance their respective sectors, agbiosciences, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics and technology. 2023 saw CICP bring together hundreds high school students, industry and education leaders as part of the See Yourself IN Summit. See Yourself IN is a public education program aimed at educating a Gen Z audience on the jobs, companies and opportunities [...]

CICP unveils AI survey results to explore organization usage and overall interest of AI adoption statewide

2024-04-19T12:05:50-04:00March 19, 2024|

INDIANAPOLIS — Exploring how key industry sectors in Indiana are using or plan to use artificial intelligence (AI), the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) today unveiled results from its AI in Indiana survey, which was administered statewide last fall in partnership with two of its branded initiatives – Conexus Indiana and TechPoint. The AI in Indiana survey generated nearly 200 responses with 55 percent indicating the adoption of at least one AI capability—a share in-line with McKinsey & Company’s Global Survey on AI, a widely recognized survey that inspired CICP’s survey questions and has been used by economists and community leaders to track the progress of tech adoption. McKinsey & Company’s Global Survey on AI finds that, while some companies are AI leaders, it is still “early days” regarding broad-based AI adoption. The AI in Indiana survey also found that [...]

Purpose Jobs recognizes CICP and TechPoint as top economic development organizations in emerging Tech Hubs 2024

2024-02-29T09:25:49-05:00February 27, 2024|

INDIANAPOLIS (Feb. 27, 2024) – Purpose Jobs, the largest community of purpose-driven startup and tech professionals, today announced five Indiana organizations as among its 30 Best Economic Development Organizations in Emerging Tech Hubs in 2024, including the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and TechPoint. The list covered organizations serving Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma and Wisconsin. Also listed from Indiana were Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Bloomington Economic Development Corporation and the Applied Research Institute, also based in Bloomington. “The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and TechPoint make critical connections for startups, tech workers, and investors in the growing Indianapolis tech market,” said Ryan Landau, Founder and CEO of Purpose Jobs.  “We are excited to celebrate their work and their current and future impact on the region.” Purpose Jobs described the organizations on the list as “the backbone of emerging tech hubs, providing invaluable support, resources, and [...]

Indiana leaders form coalition to build, grow youth apprenticeship

2024-01-23T08:25:38-05:00January 23, 2024|

Business, education, government and philanthropic leaders join forces to help solve workforce development crisis INDIANAPOLIS – More than 100 Indiana leaders, including corporate CEOs, university presidents, K-12 superintendents and state government officials, have joined a coalition to develop a statewide modern youth apprenticeship system in Indiana as one potential solution to the state’s mounting workforce crisis. The group recently kicked off a 10-month Implementation Lab (referred to as an iLab), an intensive collaborative that will result in a comprehensive, statewide plan to increase the number of available modern youth apprenticeships. The youth apprenticeship model allows 11th grade high school students to participate in a three-year, paid work-and-learn program. The apprenticeship culminates in a high school diploma, college credit and an industry credential, while at the same time preparing students for in-demand careers. CEMETS iLab Indiana is the brainchild of Ursula [...]

Ascend Indiana names new President and CEO and New Board Chair

2023-12-21T08:17:18-05:00December 21, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS – The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) and Ascend Indiana announce that Conexus Indiana COO and Chief Talent Officer Brad Rhorer has been named president and CEO of Ascend Indiana, CICP’s talent and workforce development initiative, and will succeed Jason Kloth in January. Concurrently, Board Vice Chair Bridget Boyle, head of people and culture for Roche Diagnostics, has been named chair of the Ascend Board of Directors, succeeding founding chair Mark Hill, who will step down at the beginning of the year. In October, Ascend Indiana announced that President and CEO Jason Kloth would step down on January 1, 2024. Kloth helped to create the talent and workforce development initiative nearly nine years ago and grew it into an organization that received more than $50 million in philanthropic funding since its inception in 2016 and has connected more than 4,700 [...]

CICP and its talent and industry sector initiatives celebrate an impactful 2023

2023-12-06T11:19:01-05:00December 6, 2023|

For CICP and its five talent and industry sector initiatives AgriNovus Indiana, Ascend Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana and TechPoint, 2023 was a big year of growth with many projects and programs helping to drive Indiana's advanced industries forward. Dedication to the region’s prosperity and growth is the mission of CICP and that continued with the impactful work of the organization and the initiatives. Take a look back at some of the major milestones of the past year. [WATCH]

CICP launches See Yourself IN program with webpage, videos, podcast

2023-12-12T08:21:56-05:00November 15, 2023|

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) is embarking on an exciting new program, See Yourself IN, to make sure that Indiana's Gen Z population is aware of the incredible opportunities for them in Indiana after high school, trade school, or college. The program features a new webpage with videos about cool Indiana companies, jobs, resources, information about the skills young people need to succeed in jobs in the advanced industries and a podcast. Explore and learn more at See Yourself IN.    

IndyHub and Central Indiana Corporate Partnership team up to engage young talent

2023-10-17T18:19:17-04:00October 17, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS (October 17, 2023) -- On Tuesday, Nov. 14, IndyHub and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) will bring together the next generation of Hoosiers to discuss important topics related to the future of the Indy region at a new, free conference – the SHAPE (Y)OUR FUTURE Summit presented by Ice Miller. This event, designed for Millennials and Gen Z, will be at The AMP at 16 Tech (1220 Waterway Blvd., Indianapolis, IN 46202) and will include discussions on Indiana’s talent and workforce needs, the state’s industries of the future, public transportation and mobility, sustainability and environmental issues, and more. “SHAPE (Y)OUR FUTURE is going to be one of the best opportunities to learn about the various aspects of what makes our city and state special,” said Al Carroll, president and CEO, IndyHub. “It will also include ways for young [...]

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