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State of Indiana’s Advanced Manufacturing Workforce

Indiana’s Advanced Manufacturing Workforce report provides an analysis of workforce progress and needs across the state and regionally – looking at three workforce regions that are outsized in terms of advanced manufacturing intensity.
The report also analyzes Indiana’s workforce pipeline from the kindergarten through post-secondary and adult education and pinpoints opportunities in the talent development ecosystem, specifically as it pertains to high school students and Career and Technical Education (CTE).

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State Invests in Future, Modernization of Indiana Manufacturing Operations through Next Round of Readiness Grants

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC), in partnership with Conexus Indiana, announced the sixth round of awards totaling nearly $4 million in Manufacturing Readiness Grants to 43 Indiana businesses, supporting a projected $46.1 million in technology-enabled capital investment across Indiana.

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School-based enterprises deliver the goods – in many ways 

In one community, it’s a business that does precision machining for local manufacturers. In another, it’s a small operation that makes gates and metal tree grates for private and municipal […]

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Internships done right feed the worker pipeline

Product and component supply chain issues captured the nation’s attention in the last couple of years, but Indiana companies know there have been even longer-term issues in another supply chain: the one feeding workers into advanced manufacturing and logistics firms.

Employers know all too well that there is no single solution to these issues, but Yorktown’s Mursix would suggest that there is one tool that every employer should have in its worker-recruitment toolbox.

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Governor’s Workforce Cabinet Awards Nearly $500,000 for High School Advanced Manufacturing Programs

INDIANAPOLIS (May 18, 2022) The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet has awarded 6 high schools and career centers with an Education Readiness Grant. The new grant program is offered in partnership with Conexus […]

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Rising 30 honorees bring experience and passion to Indiana’s industries of the future

Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics industries are the backbone of the Hoosier economy, employing more than 600,000 Hoosiers and making and moving products that impact our everyday lives. Honoring 30 […]

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Cub Industries manufactures workers for the future

As part of the Rising 30 celebration, Conexus Indiana sent to each honoree a box filled with items – some of which were made by Indiana-based manufacturers. Antique Candle Co. […]

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Tom Easterday: The joy of challenges and the pursuit of excellence

Three decades ago, Tom Easterday took a chance and hired on as legal counsel for an automobile manufacturing firm that was just starting to set up shop in Indiana. By […]

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Thirty young professionals named to Conexus Indiana Rising 30

Honor recognizes exceptional advanced manufacturing and logistics talent INDIANAPOLIS (May 12, 2022) Conexus Indiana announced the 30 young professionals who have been named to the 2022 Rising 30 cohort. These […]

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Conexus Indiana honors Thomas Easterday, Retired Senior Executive Vice President of Subaru of Indiana Automotive, with 2022 Andre B. Lacy Vanguard Award

INDIANAPOLIS (May 9, 2022) Thomas V. Easterday, retired senior executive vice president of Subaru of Indiana Automotive has been named the 2022 Andre B. Lacy Vanguard Award recipient, joining an […]

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Conexus Indiana partners with The Crossing School of Business & Entrepreneurship to bring Catapult to high school students

Catapult available in eight locations around Indiana to train adults and high school students for advanced manufacturing careers INDIANAPOLIS (April 20, 2022) Conexus Indiana joined The Crossing School of Business […]

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