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“And more”: Apprenticeship benefits exceed expectations for employers, students

When Plastic Recycling Inc. signed on with the Modern Apprenticeship Program (MAP), it hoped to fill workforce gaps. When Cristina Llamas and Danny Bonilla signed up to be apprentices, they hoped to get some real-world workplace experience.

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The Uplands Region: A model for other School-based Enterprise networks

Several months ago, Regional Opportunity Initiatives (ROI) brought together seven school-based enterprises (SBEs) from across the Indiana Uplands region, allowing students, advisers and administrators to share best practices while also connecting with area business owners. What came from the first “Uplands Made Network” convening was a blueprint, of sorts, for how to drive successful partnerships between schools and local companies through student-run businesses.

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Supporting school-based enterprises is an investment in your future workforce

Being connected to your local high school could be one of the smartest workforce development moves you make. One program, in particular, is well worth your investment: school-based enterprises (SBE), which give students opportunities to operate small-scale manufacturing firms from within school walls.  

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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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Indiana Commission for Higher Education grant supports Conexus talent initiatives

Conexus Indiana announced today that it has received funding from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE) to help recruit, prepare, place and retain educators in schools with shortages in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subject areas.

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Internship program expands opportunities for college grads with disabilities

A Ball State University student who interned with Conexus Indiana is giving high marks to a program designed to improve employment prospects for college graduates with physical disabilities. Ball State […]

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Supply chain focus launches IU senior’s career

Before long, lessons learned at the Conexus Indiana Case Competition could be contributing to the effort to put people on Mars. Blake Bradley, an Indiana University Kelley School of Business […]

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Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation grant opens doors for Marion County residents to get paid training and employment with local manufacturing companies

Marion County has nearly 1,000 manufacturing companies providing an average starting hourly wage of $16/hour, more than 20 percent higher than Indiana’s family sustaining wage. The Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation […]

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From Conexus intern to employee

“It’s a golden opportunity. Even if you start doing simple tasks, if you work hard enough, you’ll be given the chance to succeed. The networking opportunities I had were a […]

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Moving Indiana: State of the Logistics Industry 2020 Report

Indiana plays an outsized role in the global logistics industry – moving goods from farms and factory floors to store shelves and eventually into people’s homes. It’s why Indiana is […]

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Growing Teens for Life ‘Catapulting’ teens into Indiana’s workforce

White’s Residential & Family Services will launch a major workforce training module in July 2021 on its Wabash campus. In partnership with Conexus Indiana, White’s ever-growing vocational initiative, Growing Teens for […]

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