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 [...]

IIB: A New Model is Helping to Develop Workforce Development Strategies to Fill Talent Gaps

2021-04-05T16:44:54-04:00February 17, 2021|

In a recent Inside INdiana Business Perspectives article Jason Kloth, president and CEO of Ascend Indiana, and Claire Fiddian-Green, president and CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation, discuss a 21st century talent model that can be replicated by employers to help fill a shortage of in-demand skilled workers. The free online Talent Pipeline Replication Toolkit was developed by Ascend Indiana and funded by the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. [READ MORE] (Sources: Inside INdiana Business, Ascend Indiana)  

Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation grants BioCrossroads funding to advance collaborative and educational life sciences initiatives

2021-04-05T16:47:42-04:00October 29, 2020|

INDIANAPOLIS (Oct. 29, 2020) --  BioCrossroads announced today that the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation has made a grant of $1.35 million to the organization to continue to advance the strength and opportunities of several collaborative and educational initiatives within Indiana’s life sciences sector. The Fairbanks Foundation is an Indianapolis-based, independent, private foundation focused on the education, health and the vitality of the Indianapolis community. “The life sciences sector is a key driver of Indiana’s economy, accounting for 20% of the state’s GDP. BioCrossroads plays a critical role helping to create an environment in which this sector can flourish,” said Claire Fiddian-Green, president and CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. “We are pleased to provide continued support for the organization and its key initiatives.” The two-year grant enables BioCrossroads to continue to advance Indiana’s vitality in the life sciences via [...]

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