OUR
PROGRAMS

Our talent programs prepare current and future talent to gain exposure and the skills they need to access the high-demand, high-wage career pathways in advanced manufacturing and logistics.

HIGH SCHOOL

HIRE TECH

Prepares Indiana high school students for advanced manufacturing and logistics careers through a 2-year curriculum.

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CONEXUS INTERNS

Exposes high school students to career opportunities during a 6-week summer internship program with hands-on, paid work experience.

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POST-SECONDARY

CASE COMPETITION

Connects college students across the Midwest with other students and Indiana employers to solve a business case.

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MOVERS & MAKERS: EMERGING LEADERS

Inspires college students to pursue lifelong careers in advanced manufacturing and logistics through informative networking events.

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ADULTS

CATAPULT INDIANA

Teaches basic work skills for introductory manufacturing jobs to provide pathways to meaningful careers.

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INvets

Recruits and retains separating service members and their spouses to good jobs in Indiana and provides the resources for a smooth transition to Indiana.

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HIRE TECH

When developing a high school curriculum to prepare students for advanced manufacturing and logistics careers, Conexus Indiana turned to industry leaders and educators to create course content, industry partnerships and pathways toward certification and college credits.

The result is Hire Tech, a 2-year high school course that combines classroom instruction with hands-on projects and activities.

THE HIRE TECH CURRICULUM

EXPOSES STUDENTS to advanced manufacturing and logistics subjects and industry leaders, inspiring them to pursue careers in those fields
OFFERS OPPORTUNITIES to earn industry-endorsed credentials, preparing them with the skills to enter the workforce right after high school
OFFERS DUAL CREDITS that can be applied toward higher education

BENEFITS OF HIRE TECH

DUAL CREDITS: Up to 15 dual credits
CREDENTIALS: From the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), Association for Supply Chain & Operations Management (APICS) and Ivy Tech-endorsed Six Sigma White Belt.
For schools interested in Hire Tech, contact Amy Horton

THE STATS

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TESTIMONIAL

“Hire Tech effectively opens up the worlds of manufacturing and logistics to students and parents at a pivotal time in the education continuum.”
Kyle Marshall, Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics teacher at J. Everett Light Career Center, Indianapolis

CONEXUS
INTERNS

We know that work-based learning and hands-on experience help students understand what it takes to succeed in the advanced manufacturing and logistics industries. We have made sure students have opportunities every summer through 6-week paid internships to apply what they learn in the classroom, network with employers, and work alongside Hoosier employees.

FOR STUDENTS

STUDENTS EARN valuable work experience in quality inspection, warehouse management systems and Kaizen events, effectively translating classroom instruction into practical experience. In addition to work experience, they join interns throughout the state for a 2-day Conexus Interns Summit focused on career coaching, interpersonal-skills development and relationship building.

FOR INDUSTRY

WHEN YOU HOST A CONEXUS INTERN you are employing the best and brightest potential employees and seeing them in action. We’ve developed a program that complies with state and federal labor laws and provides:

100% FUNDING of the internship in Year One
50% FUNDING in Year Two

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STUDENT RECRUITMENT and summer employment placement
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TAILORED PROGRAMMING to meet industry needs and expectations

TESTIMONIAL

“Internships with industry partners are fantastic opportunities for students to get valuable experience before leaving high school. I believe the Conexus Interns program, aimed at filling the gap between education and the widening gap in the workforce, is the most valuable program that has come on the educational scene in my 28-year tenure.”
David Hobson, Technology Educator, Connersville Senior High School

CASE
COMPETITION

Interpersonal communication skills, problem-solving and teamwork are key components to succeeding in the fast-paced, ever-changing supply chain and logistics field and advanced manufacturing industry.

A case competition is held every year to encourage college students to practice real-life decision-making and problem-solving skills. For some students, the case competition has been a career-inspiring experience.

CASE COMPETITION DETAILS

2019 CASE COMPETITION
DATE: Thursday, October 24 – Friday, October 25, 2019
LOCATION: Indianapolis
TEAM ASSIGNMENTS: Conexus Indiana assigns 4 students to each team, with a limit of 36 teams.
ELIGIBLE STUDENTS: Post-secondary students from Indiana and contiguous states enrolled in 2-year and 4-year institutions.
CASH AWARDS are presented to the top three teams.
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS, PROBLEM-SOLVING AND TEAMWORK are key components to succeeding in the fast-paced, ever-changing supply chain and logistics field and advanced manufacturing industry.
A CASE COMPETITION IS HELD EVERY YEAR to encourage college students to practice real-life decision-making and problem-solving skills. For some students, the Case Competition has been a career-inspiring experience.
“My first introductions to Allison Transmission, where I interned prior to my senior year, and Roche Diagnostics, where I currently work post-graduation, both occurred at the Conexus Case competition,” Claudel Dickantone said.
THE CASE COMPETITION INCLUDES TWO TRACKS: one track for students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree program, and one track for students seeking an associate’s degree.
To learn more, contact Sarah Harrison

TESTIMONIAL

“Using knowledge and methods learned in the classroom to solve a real business problem is where the rubber meets the road in the business world.”
– Claudel Dickantone, two-time Conexus Case Competition participant and now Accelerated Development Program Associate, Roche Diagnostics
CASE COMPETITION FEATURES:
STUDENTS RECEIVE a real-world business case and work in teams to provide strategies and solutions
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STUDENTS PRESENT their case to a panel of industry judges
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CASH AWARDS are presented to the top three teams
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PRE-EVENT DINNER with key industry executives, networking and guest speaker
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CAREER FAIR with up to 50 companies

MOVERS & MAKERS:
EMERGING LEADERS

Indiana’s top logistics and advanced manufacturing industry executives travel to Indiana post-secondary school campuses every fall to meet with students interested in the advanced manufacturing, supply chain and logistics industries.

Movers & Makers: Emerging Leaders include:
  • Roundtable discussions with industry leaders
  • Networking opportunities
  • An unprecedented opportunity for students and industry executives
to build relationships that could lead to future careers with an Indiana logistics company.
To learn more, contact Sarah Harrison

UPCOMING EVENT LOCATIONS

  • IU Bloomington
  • Indiana State University
  • Purdue University
  • IUPUI
  • Valparaiso University
  • Ball State University

CATAPULT
INDIANA

Catapult Indiana is an innovative, entry-level workforce training program that provides Hoosiers with the skills and competencies to sustain meaningful careers in manufacturing. The program was created in partnership with industry to meet current and emerging industry needs, build a stronger talent pipeline, expand employment participation and increase worker wages.

Catapult Indiana is available through corporate partners, regional Work One offices and other locations including:

INDUSTRY

Subaru of Indiana Automotive
Caterpillar Logistics
NTN Driveshaft Anderson
Sirmax North America
Honda Manufacturing of Indiana (HMIN)
One Solutions Logistics (OSL)

OTHER PARTNERS

Indiana Workforce Boards
City of Anderson
Department of Corrections
CFA Staffing
Vincennes University

More than 3,000 employees have completed training and joined the workforce with Indiana advanced manufacturing companies.
To learn more, contact Bob McQuern
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TESTIMONIAL

“Catapult is designed to help build a stronger workforce pipeline, increase the employment participation rate and worker wages.”
Brad Rhorer, Cheif Talent Programs Officer, Conexus Indiana

INvets

INvets is a first-of-its-kind program designed to connect Hoosier companies directly with veterans in Indiana and around the country as they exit the military. The program helps Indiana companies fill the skills gap and provides veterans with high-demand civilian career opportunities.

FOUNDED BY A VETERAN of the global war on terror, INvets brings together major employers throughout Indiana who value the skills and experience gained through military service. These companies are actively recruiting veterans to fill thousands of high-paying positions across Indiana, and are often willing to provide veterans with the necessary training to begin rewarding careers that can lead to six-figure earning potential over time.

RECRUIT

We combine in-person engagement with an integrated, digital platform to share Indiana’s vibrant communities and high-demand career opportunities with separating military service members throughout the country.

EMPLOY

Veterans and spouses have key strengths and skill sets that companies and communities need and value. Our platform facilitates the connection, and our multi-organizational team assists with the process.

RETAIN

Re-integrating from military to civilian life can be challenging. We help veterans and their families navigate the transition process at work and in their community by leveraging community relationships.

To learn more, contact Wes Wood

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