Research

Measure the progress

Ascend and the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership’s other initiatives regularly publish research findings to inform and educate stakeholders. Through sharing these findings, Ascend seeks to build a supportive workforce ecosystem.

Ensuring an Agbioscience Workforce for Indiana's Future (2016)

AgriNovus Indiana’s 2016 report identifies four critical strategies to position Indiana as a leader in generating and sustaining a highly skilled agbioscience workforce.

Indiana's Health and Life Sciences Talent and Workforce: Developing Strategies to Compete in a Global Economy (2016)

According to a 2016 BioCrossroads report, Indiana's health and life sciences industry has experienced job growth of over 22 percent since 2001. The average wage for these 265,000 jobs is $70,000, while the Life Sciences sector alone commands average wages of almost $97,000.

Advanced Manufacturing in the United States: The Shift Toward Diversified Industries & an Educated Workforce (2016)

A 2016 report by Conexus Indiana explores the shift of U.S. advanced manufacturing toward diversified industries and a more educated workforce.

Central Indiana Tech Workforce Study (2015)

In 2015, Hire Up and TechPoint released a technology workforce study that updates and expands upon foundational research from both organizations. The technology industry data on talent supply and market demands has been used to refine existing talent development efforts and elevate solutions to address technical skills gaps and skilled worker shortages.

Employer Partners

Angie's List
Community Health Network
Cook Medical
KAR Auction Services
Lilly
Ontario Systems
OneAmerica
PNC Bank
United Healthcare
Wabash National