The need for strong relationships between high school career and technical education (CTE) programs and industry members cannot be overstated. The business of CTE is to prepare students for life after high school, be it in the workforce or in other post-secondary industry-related pursuits, such as technical certificates or associate degree programs. To help Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics (AML) programs meet the need – and to ensure that AML programs remain relevant to the communities in which they are offered – Conexus Indiana developed the A+ Partner program.
Conexus A+ Partners are AML companies that provide local schools with access, advice, and advocacy. A+ Partners work with educators to bring concepts to life, provide insights into industry, and demonstrate AML’s relevance in the Hoosier economy. Many partners even work with their schools to identify future job candidates.
Mursix, in Delaware County, is a prime example of an A+ Partner that’s getting the most out of their relationship. Mursix works closely with the Hire Technology program at Yorktown High School.
“Muncie and Delaware County are home to our headquarters operations,” said Todd Murray, president of Mursix. “Hire Technology is one way we can strengthen the local community, residents and economy. It’s good business and good corporate citizenship. We’re honored to participate in this vital initiative.”
There are currently more than 160 A+ Partners across Indiana.