A struggling mall turned into a co-working space? An auction that connects startups with C-level execs? Inmates-turned-entrepreneurs? Check out programs and projects in other cities that have garnered national attention and could prompt discussions locally.
Lawmakers had big plans in 2017 to overhaul a disjointed workforce-development system, but after nibbling around the edges, they have tossed the hardest work to Gov. Eric Holcomb.
A shortage of available talent to fill the thousands of jobs that tech companies like Infosys plan to offer has local leaders powwowing about ways to flood the tech pipeline.
EduSource pairs its fulltime software engineers with paid student apprentices to build custom software for its clients.
The money, provided to the workforce initiative Ascend Indiana, will train up to 50 specialists a year targeting Indiana's growing opioid epidemic.
Stylists who specialize in braiding hair would no longer have to obtain a cosmetology license under a measure approved by the Indiana House.
The plan to skill up Indiana’s adult workforce could help prepare the state to fill an estimated 1 million jobs by 2025, most of which will be openings created by the impending retirements of baby boomers.
Eleven Fifty Academy is wrapping up a program in Kentucky that involves teaching former coal miners how to code. Its president is considering replicating the classes elsewhere.
Ian Nicolini, 33, will serve as vice president of Develop Indy after his whirlwind tenure as town manager of Speedway. As in his previous position, Nicolini is charged with attracting companies and jobs to the area.
The east-side factory used to employ 1,500 dry-cell battery makers, but has been abandoned for decades.
At the new event, more than 7,000 Marion County eighth-graders will get hands-on experience in eight job sectors, aided by some 3,000 volunteers from more than 100 companies.
In the school year that ended in May, nearly 175,000 students were enrolled in more than 235,000 career and technical classes. That’s an 11 percent increase since the 2012-2013 school year, when Gov. Mike Pence challenged schools to serve students going to work as well as students going to college.
The awards from the White House’s TechHire initiative are earmarked to help workers with limited English skills and disadvantaged young people prepare for technology and manufacturing jobs.
The Center of Excellence, a not-for-profit arm of the Indiana CPA Society, spent half a decade developing a training program to help number-crunchers get in touch with their warm and fuzzy sides.
The former lieutenant governor envisions a first day of classes where students meet their future employers.
Scott Bess will be the first “head of school” for the Purdue Polytechnic High School, which will aim to serve as a pipeline for Indianapolis students to the West Lafayette university.
Launching a $22 million fundraising campaign on Friday, Ivy Tech officials announced that more than two-thirds already had been pledged, including the largest gift in the system’s history.