IBJ: Ascend Indiana Developing Strategies to Keep College Grads in State

2022-08-22T12:50:15-04:00August 22, 2022|

The CICP talent initiative Ascend Indiana is committed to making Indiana a place of economic opportunity for all by helping to keep college graduates in state through internships and good and promising jobs. Recently, Ascend Indiana President and CEO Jason Kloth spoke to Sam Stall with the Indianapolis Business Journal (IBJ) about several pathways the non-profit it using to achieve its goals of closing the talent gap in Indiana. “We want to bridge the connectivity gap between employers and talent in our state,” Kloth said. “The Ascend Network is the technology platform that addresses connectivity between the job seeker and the employer. The second platform is Ascend Services, which brings together employers, education providers and elected officials to build new programmatic content. The third is Ascend Insights, which is all about research and public policy.” Also, among its many partners [...]

Ascend Indiana enhances Network job platform in preparation for statewide expansion, raises more than $23 million

2021-11-03T09:42:40-04:00November 3, 2021|

INDIANAPOLIS (Nov. 3, 2021) – Ascend Indiana has raised $23.8 million to expand its organization and enhance the infrastructure for the Ascend Network, its proven online job platform that helps job seekers find a job, internship, or training opportunity in Indiana that matches their interests and skills. The Network features open roles at over 550 employers in the state and, through its collective efforts, has directly connected more than 2,300 individuals with their next career opportunity. The updated Network infrastructure, which includes improved accessibility for those with disabilities, makes it easier and more efficient for users to find a job. It also enables Ascend Indiana to expand statewide partnerships that would serve additional employers and job seekers across Indiana. “Over the last year and a half, the employment landscape in Indiana has changed drastically, from the record high unemployment rates [...]

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