WINONA LAKE, Ind. (Feb. 20, 2023) – Grace College has formed a partnership with Ascend Indiana to connect more students to strong career opportunities in Indiana. Through the Ascend Network, the initiative’s online job matching platform, Grace College students will be able to connect with Indiana jobs and internships that match their skill sets and interests and will receive increased one-on-one career guidance and job search support. In addition, this partnership provides Indiana’s leading employers with a unique platform for hiring Grace College students.
“The Center for Career Connections office at Grace is pleased to offer a variety of ways students can make meaningful connections to gain experience or launch their career,” said Denise Terry, director of the Center for Career Connections. “The Ascend partnership provides quality opportunities for our students and a highly accessible pathway for connection supported by their experienced staff.”
Since its inception in 2017, Ascend has connected more than 3,000 Hoosiers with jobs and training opportunities in all sectors across the state. More than 600 employers are currently using the Network, which helps students find jobs and internships that align with their career goals and provides a lens into the variety of companies and opportunities here in the Hoosier state.
“It is critical for Indiana to retain more college students with relevant skills and abilities to meet employer demand for talent,” said Jason Kloth, president and CEO of Ascend Indiana. “Partnering with educational institutions such as Grace College is essential to equipping students with the necessary tools to get their career started here through an internship or early-in-career job, as well as to helping employers connect to the talent they need.”
The Ascend Network is a resource offered through the Grace College Career Connections office at no cost to students. Through the Network, students receive personalized job and internship recommendations that lead to meaningful careers in Indiana. During the job search, application and interview process, Career Connections will continue to provide individualized support and educational resources in partnership with Ascend.
Students can find out more information at ascendindiana.com/.
About Grace College
Grace College is an accredited, Christ-centered institution of higher education located in the picturesque lakeside town of Winona Lake, Ind. Affiliated with Charis Fellowship, Grace College was founded in 1948. Today Grace offers more than 100 majors, minors, certificates and graduate programs through both on-campus and online delivery methods. Nearly all Grace College bachelor’s degrees can be completed in three years, and students can earn a bachelor’s and master’s in four total years through an accelerated degree program. Grace also has a ministry training center in Akron, Ohio. For more information, visit www.grace.edu.
About Ascend Indiana
An initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), Ascend Indiana is committed to making Indiana a place of economic opportunity for all. Ascend connects job seekers to good and promising career opportunities through an innovative job matching platform, the Ascend Network; catalyzes partnerships and provides consulting services to meet high-demand workforce needs through Ascend Services; and conducts research through Ascend Insights to enable systems-level change that positively impacts individuals throughout the state. To learn more, visit ascendindiana.com.