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.
Prepares Indiana high school students for advanced manufacturing and logistics careers through a 2-year curriculum.
Exposes high school students to career opportunities during a 6-week summer internship program with hands-on, paid work experience.
Connects college students across the Midwest and beyond with other students and Indiana employers to solve a business case.
MOVERS & MAKERS: EMERGING LEADERS
Inspires college students to pursue lifelong careers in advanced manufacturing and logistics through informative networking events.
Teaches basic work skills for introductory manufacturing jobs to provide pathways to meaningful careers.
Recruits and retains separating service members and their spouses to good jobs in Indiana and provides the resources for a smooth transition to Indiana.
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 and Kyle Marshall
“HIRE Tech is the best opportunity for students to learn about manufacturing and logistics since I have been teaching. The program quickly and thoroughly takes the student from the design phase to finished product delivered to the customer, and touches on all aspects of the process as it is processed.”
Dave Allen, New Castle Career Center
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.
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.
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
STUDENT RECRUITMENT and summer employment placement
TAILORED PROGRAMMING to meet industry needs and expectations
“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, CHS
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
2020 CASE COMPETITION
DATE: Thursday, Nov. 5 – Friday, Nov. 6, 2020
TEAM ASSIGNMENTS: Conexus Indiana assigns 4 students to each team, with a limit of 38 teams.
ELIGIBLE STUDENTS: Post-secondary students from Indiana, contiguous states and beyond, enrolled in 2-year and 4-year institutions.
CASH AWARDS are presented to the top three teams.
“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
“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
STUDENTS PRESENT their case to a panel of industry judges
CASH AWARDS are presented to the top three teams
PRE-EVENT DINNER with key industry executives, networking and guest speaker
CAREER FAIR with up to 50 companies
MOVERS & MAKERS:
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 and panels 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 or an Advanced Manufacturing Company.
To learn more, contact Sarah Harrison
UPCOMING EVENT LOCATIONS
- IU Bloomington
- Indiana State University
- Purdue University
- Butler University
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. Conexus is focused on implementing this program at the high school level and throughout the correctional system.
Indiana Workforce Boards
City of Anderson
Department of Corrections
To learn more, contact Bob McQuern
“There are talented Hoosiers who can make an immediate impact at any of our regional manufacturing employers. Catapult Greensburg is about finding these people and giving them an opportunity. It benefits our business, our community and, most importantly, the employees because they will have the training and skills to be successful.”
Tim Myers, Senior Vice President at Honda Manufacturing of Indiana
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.