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 [...]

New study shows Indiana as emerging agtech innovation hub

2023-09-18T01:06:01-04:00September 14, 2023|

AgriNovus Indiana-commissioned study identifies opportunity to unite state's strengths in agbioscience, tech  INDIANAPOLIS — AgriNovus Indiana, an initiative to grow the state’s agbioscience economy, released new research today showing Indiana as an emerging hub for agtech innovation due to its strengths in agriculture and technology. Conducted by TEConomy Partners, the study entitled The Intersection of Agbioscience and Tech, identified the growth of tech-related positions across the broader Indiana economy and in agbioscience, including identifying the occupations contributing to the growth. “The agbioscience economy is the only economy in the world that touches every person on the planet given it centers on food,” said Mitch Frazier, president and CEO of AgriNovus Indiana. “Given Indiana’s strength in agbioscience and its history of success in technology, significant opportunity exists to further unite these two industries to build the next chapter of Indiana’s economy.” [...]

TechPoint launches second phase of Mission41K: action steps based on a year of determining the best ways to grow Indiana’s tech workforce

2023-09-18T01:22:00-04:00September 5, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS (Sept. 5, 2023) — This Thursday, TechPoint, Indiana’s industry-led growth initiative for the state’s digital innovation economy, will host a summit to kick off the second phase of its Mission41K initiative, a collaborative effort to inclusively grow the Hoosier tech workforce by 41,000 people by 2030. The half-day gathering of hundreds of Mission41K participants and supporters will include a keynote address from Cordell Carter, Esq., executive director of the Aspen Institute Socrates Program, a global education forum and the founding director of the Aspen Institute’s Project on Belonging. An industry panel of experts who have been implementing work-based learning strategies will discuss what they’ve gleaned over the year, and participants will take that information into breakout sessions designed to help develop action steps. Launched in September 2022, Mission41K is a state-wide, cross-sector effort with more than 100 companies and organizations [...]

New workforce report forecasts job growth in Indiana’s advanced manufacturing sectors

2023-09-18T01:25:55-04:00September 5, 2023|

New workforce report: automotive, biopharmaceutical and semiconductor manufacturing careers among growth forecasts for Indiana INDIANAPOLIS – As the State of Indiana continues to strategically build an economic ecosystem ripe for advanced industry growth, new research led by Conexus Indiana and Lightcast forecasts employment growth of 5% to 10% in several priority advanced manufacturing sectors. The transportation equipment, chemical, and computer and electronic product manufacturing subsectors could add over 13,000 jobs to Indiana’s economy by 2026. Conexus Indiana and Lightcast, a global leader in labor market analytics, today released “2023 Benchmarking Indiana’s Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics Report: Identifying Opportunities for Workforce Development and Transformation,” which analyzes job growth data in select advanced manufacturing and logistics industries. The report focuses on several high priority industry sectors that align with the Indiana Economic Development Corporation’s (IEDC) 5E vision, which includes a focus on the [...]

Business Equity for Indy launches free membership program

2023-07-20T08:57:49-04:00July 20, 2023|

INDIANAPOLIS (July 20, 2023) – Business Equity for Indy (BEI), a collective of local organizations committed to advancing racial equity and driving results for Black residents and residents of color, announces a new, free membership program. Through the new, free membership program, organizations will transparently share their commitment to and progress toward advancing racial equity. It is also an opportunity to join a collective, like-minded effort to learn best practices and find new resources to support their strategies for equity and inclusion. “We are thrilled to introduce our membership program, which is a critical catalyst for change in Indianapolis. By joining forces with Business Equity for Indy, organizations can make a tangible impact in addressing racial disparities while unlocking the immense potential that diversity and inclusion bring to their businesses,” said Jeffrey Harrison, chair of Business Equity for Indy and [...]

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