See Yourself ININDIANAPOLIS – 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 for school will:

  • Learn about the kinds of advanced industries that are driving the Indiana economy, growing rapidly and looking for the next generation of leaders.
  • Explore jobs, training, profiles, interviews, and videos to discover what their career path in the advanced industries might look like.
  • Hear from industry professionals and their peers as they share their experiences and advice.
  • Connect to the programs, career pathways, and placement opportunities the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership initiatives and partners already have in place including AgriNovus Indiana’s Field Atlas, the Modern Apprenticeship Program (MAP), Conexus Indiana’s Catapult program and TechPoint’s Xtern program.

Using a multi-channel campaign,, houses engaging resources and media including videos showing young people working in interesting and innovative jobs across Indiana’s advanced industries. The program’s podcast, which is available online and through Apple and other podcast platforms, is equally engaging with guests from organizations such as IU Health, Roche Diagnostics, IndyHub and Conexus Indiana.

In partnership with the Indiana Department of Education, CICP is planning its next See Yourself IN Summit on November 21, 2024, for high school students. The first summit, which was held last November, attracted more than 200 students from around the state and offered a full day of engaging panels and networking opportunities.

“It’s really hard as a young person to be confident in the moves that you are making as a student and as a young adult navigating so many different paths,” said college student Kinaya Hines, who is also a former business operations associate and modern youth apprentice with Roche Diagnostics. “The See Yourself IN program shows you opportunities and careers that you may not know exist, that can help you better shape who you are and your career.”

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About Central Indiana Corporate Partnership

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) was formed in 1999 to bring together the chief executives of the region’s prominent corporations, foundations and universities in a strategic and collaborative effort dedicated to Indiana’s continued prosperity and growth. To advance this mission, CICP sponsors five key talent and industry sector initiatives, AgriNovus Indiana, Ascend Indiana, BioCrossroads, Conexus Indiana and TechPoint, each of which addresses challenges and opportunities unique to its respective area: agbiosciences, talent and workforce development, life sciences, advanced manufacturing and logistics, and technology. To learn more about CICP, visit

Quotes from Indiana Leaders and Students:

  • “If you can see it, you can be it. See Yourself IN is a vital effort to help today’s young professionals envision themselves succeeding in the hundreds of thousands of high-wage, high-demand opportunities Indiana is creating every day. This much-needed resource will support Hoosiers as they explore the countless possibilities available with Indiana’s high performing employers in industries such as biosciences, tech, advanced manufacturing, banking, and insurance, as well as new, emerging industries such as semiconductors and batteries. Our existing and emerging industries provide amazing career opportunities for Indiana residents and those who choose to become Hoosiers.” – Sue Ellspermann, president, Ivy Tech Community College, and chair of the CICP Board of Directors


  • “The See Yourself IN program serves as an essential tool that gives our next generation of leaders access to great opportunities right here in the Hoosier state. Through education of the many resources and possibilities, this platform will help our youth chart their path forward as they visualize themselves in prominent industries in Indiana. All of which is great for our local economy.” – Candice Bineyard, director programs, Defense, Rolls-Royce


  • “As we think ahead to the current and future needs of United Animal Health (UAH), we will continue experiencing a need for key labor across our business that spans from manufacturing to scientists in our research department. These individuals will help UAH provide solutions for the future of agriculture through the production of healthy animal protein to populations all over the world. We are excited about CICP’s See Yourself IN program so that we can ensure that both high school and college students understand that there is an opportunity for all of them at UAH and at many of Indiana’s agbiosciences companies.” – Ellen Swisher Crabb, chair, United Animal Health


  • “Indiana’s impact in the global life and health sciences is significant, and we need people from all backgrounds, skills, and interests in this field of work. The best part is that you don’t have to be a scientist or doctor to have a critical role in the industry. Programs like See Yourself IN will help young people better understand the opportunities and pathways to participate in this amazing work that provides great career opportunities and helps improve and save lives all over the world.” – Dan Peterson, vice president of Industry and Government Affairs, Cook Group


  • “CICP’s See Yourself IN program is exactly the type of outreach that will benefit our young people. Making sure that they are well educated about the limitless opportunities that Indiana companies can provide will help us keep more students in Indiana after they graduate from high school and college. I’m sure this program will also be useful to educators, guidance counselors, parents and caregivers to help guide their students to a great future.” – John Thompson, chairman and CEO, Thompson Distribution


  • “Whether a student lives in a rural part of our state or one of our biggest cities, there are countless career opportunities to explore in their own backyard. We have such an incredible opportunity to help more Indiana students find their purpose, know their value, and understand the many possibilities for their life’s path. By showing students the potential that awaits them right here in Indiana, we hope that they will stay in our state and be better prepared for what’s ahead.” –  Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education


  • “Indiana’s advanced industries are the industries of the future – those that have a heavy focus on research and development and science, technology, engineering, and math – and will provide many high-quality job opportunities for our high school and college age Hoosiers for years to come. Not only that, but these are 21st century jobs that will hold value for a long time and they pay better than other industries – whether you are a high school graduate, get a GED, earn a certification or a college degree. See Yourself IN is an important platform for young people to learn more about the types of jobs, people that fuel these industries, and how they will be able to have an impact on the world.” – Tony Denhart, executive vice president of workforce and talent, Indiana Economic Development Corporation


  • “The See Yourself IN Summit was invaluable to me as an educator and to my students as young professionals. This program is a great way for young entrepreneurs and tech leaders from across the state to develop their network and truly understand how valuable it is being from Indiana and to know the incredible people working and driving innovation forward. I am so excited to see the See Yourself IN program grow and flourish.” – Brett Taylor, business teacher, Terre Haute North Vigo High School


  • “CICP’s See Yourself IN Summit was a great experience to network and meet various CEOs and experienced young people talking about their career journeys. I learned a lot from that Summit including meeting the CEO of Conexus Indiana Fred Cartwright and other industry leaders.” – Kyah McLeod, sophomore, Terre Haute North Vigo High School


  • “The See Yourself IN program is a welcome program to help our young people understand what companies and jobs are here in Indiana. Our students will appreciate the multi-media approach with podcasts, videos and events that tell them about the wonderful opportunities that the advanced industries offer. And as an educator, I am grateful to have this as a resource to help students find their way to the life they’ve always wanted in Indiana.” –Sarah Ackerman, business and information technology teacher, Speedway High School


  • “CICP provides students with a unique opportunity to see what all Indiana companies offer prospective students in internships and on the job training, which is extremely valuable when considering options. This is a great way.” – Tumim Gebrewold, senior, Speedway High School


  • “CICP’s See Yourself IN offers many opportunities to help transition students from high school to college and then out into the workforce. The ability to see the various pathways that students can take helps to give students control over what they feel best meets their skill set and interests.”  – Evelyn Hinshaw, junior, Speedway High School


  • “Doing something that matters is important, and agbioscience is an economy to build a career that directly connects with the food we eat and the planet we call home. From data scientists and engineers to marketers and veterinarians, opportunity to make a difference abound in this economy, and See Yourself IN makes it possible to hear first-hand how young professionals from all fields of study are creating change that matters across food, animal health, plant science, agtech and agriculture.” – Mitch Frazier, president and CEO, AgriNovus Indiana


  • “Ascend Indiana works with hundreds of Indiana employers that are hiring early-in-career talent and thousands of job seekers looking for rewarding careers. We have a unique vantage point and understanding of what kinds of careers are driving Indiana’s economy and what motivates young adults in their career journeys. See Yourself IN is an ideal stop for young talent in their career exploration journeys, helping them imagine what’s possible in Indiana.” – Brad Rhorer, president and CEO, Ascend Indiana


  • “Life sciences is an incredibly rewarding industry due to the opportunity it presents to improve human health and, indeed, help save lives. Indiana’s life sciences sector is large and growing, presenting many exciting opportunities today and well into the future. Life science companies offer challenging, rewarding jobs that pay 1.5x higher than the average wage in Indiana. Having spent over 20 years in the industry, I have experienced first-hand how rewarding a career in life sciences can be, both personally and professionally. I highly encourage young people to learn about the wide range of opportunities that life sciences companies offer right here in Indiana.” – Vince Wong, president and CEO, BioCrossroads


  • “Indiana is both the most manufacturing intensive state and the Crossroads of America; we make and move things all over the world. The See Yourself IN program can help our young people understand that there is room for every one of them to find a career in advanced manufacturing or logistics. Conexus has several programs to activate talent, and we appreciate that CICP has found a platform to bolster all of our efforts.” – Fred Cartwright, president and CEO, Conexus Indiana


  • “Technology is embedded in nearly every part of our lives and businesses, and Indiana’s tech industry is prospering with more and more job opportunities every day. At TechPoint, we work every day to advance Indiana’s tech economy and workforce for the future, which includes ensuring young Hoosiers know about and have access to enter and thrive in Indiana’s digital innovation community. Programs like See Yourself IN are excellent ways to showcase all that we have to offer to Indiana’s youth.” – Ting Gootee, president and CEO, TechPoint