Inspiring and developing a skilled talent pipeline

From 3D printing and robotics to drone delivery and the Internet of things (IoT), today’s advanced manufacturing and logistics professionals design, produce and deliver products that improve our lives. Hire Tech inspires students to learn and earn credentials to succeed as the next generation of advanced manufacturing and logistics innovators. The high school program combines classroom instruction with exciting, real-world experiences, helping students ascend to careers right out of high school or earn college credit to pursue further education.

Since 2012, Hire Tech has prepared more than 7,000 high school students for the high-tech careers, and awarded more than 8,300 industry-recognized credentials and 16,641 college credits worth more than $2.5 million. A two-year program proven in high schools and career centers across Indiana, Hire Tech equips students to enter the workforce ready to contribute and positions them for ongoing advanced manufacturing and logistics growth.

Levi Hinderlider: From Hire Tech to Toyota Industrial

Levi Hinderlider, a former student at Brownstown Central High School, credits his high school teacher and his experience in the Conexus Indiana Hire Tech program with helping him secure a position as a leadership development trainee at Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing Inc. at the end of his senior year.

Levi was one of the many students Hire Tech teacher Dan Schwartz inspired. The veteran high school teacher has successfully partnered with local industry to bring advanced manufacturing and logistics to life in the classroom and has used Hire Tech as a springboard for his students into advanced manufacturing and logistics careers.

Program Overview

  • Turn-key, industry engagement in the classroom
  • Online textbook
  • Real-life projects
  • 15 dual credits
  • 5 industry credentials
  • Professional development, delivered at no cost
High School Students
Industry-recognized Credentials
College Credits
Worth of College Credits

Participating Schools