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Apprenticeship Program to Put Indy High School Students in Industries

December 04, 2020
Central Indiana high school sophomores will be able to graduate with college credits, job credentials, and professional experience through Modern Apprenticeship, an initiative of Ascend and EmployIndy.
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Watch: New Modern Apprenticeship Program Launched

October 27, 2020
Ascend and EmployIndy launched Modern Apprenticeship to prepare students for future work in high-demand fields. It's a 2-3 year program where students can get paid and earn college credit as well as work experience.
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Modern Apprenticeship Program Launching in Indiana

October 27, 2020
Modern Apprenticeship, launched by Ascend and EmployIndy, is a pilot program in which 30 students from Central Indiana high school districts and charter schools will be hired by a participating employer. The program allows students to get paid while gaining work experience and college credit.
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Indiana Public Media

New Youth Apprenticeships Announced in Central Indiana

October 27, 2020
Modern Apprenticeship, led by Ascend and EmployIndy, aims to build talent pipelines for the future. The program helps high school students get paid work experience and on-the-job skills before they graduate.
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Apprenticeship Program Launches for Indy HS Students

October 27, 2020
Ascend and EmployIndy are launching a new pilot apprenticeship program to prepare high school students in Indianapolis for high-demand industries.
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EmployIndy and Ascend Indiana Launch Modern Apprenticeship Program for High School Students in High-Demand Fields

October 27, 2020

Ascend and EmployIndy have launched a new apprenticeship model for Indianapolis high school students to prepare them for the future in high-demand industries. Modern Apprenticeship (MAP) is a paid two- to three-year work-based learning experience with local employers, where students will emerge with a high school diploma, college credits, relevant credentials and professional experience. This pilot apprenticeship program starts during an Indianapolis student’s junior year of high school.

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Rapid Re-Employment Response Offers Coordinated Resources to Assist Dislocated Workers in Marion County

August 25, 2020

A new resource by EmployIndy and Ascend Indiana provides a central location for dislocated workers to connect with available jobs or training opportunities. Job seekers will log into an adapted version of the Ascend Network technology platform. Then, the job seeker will follow a streamlined process to connect with needed career services and get individualized support to help them find meaningful employment or training.

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OneZone and Ascend Indiana to Attract Talent to Hamilton County by Connecting Employers with College Students Looking for Jobs and Internships

May 19, 2020

OneZone, the Chamber of Commerce for Fishers and Carmel, Ind., and Ascend announce a collaboration to help college students find jobs – and employers to find talent – through the Ascend Network. OneZone aims to register more than 25 employer members by the end of 2020.

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Ascend Indiana’s Stephanie Bothun Named to IBJ’s Forty Under 40 List

February 07, 2020

It is with great honor that we announce Ascend Indiana’s Co-Founder and Vice President of Strategy Stephanie Bothun has been named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s (IBJ) prestigious Forty Under 40 list.

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Ivy Tech Community College Receives $8 Million Grant from Lilly Endowment Inc.

February 04, 2020

Lilly Endowment has made an $8 million grant to the Ivy Tech Foundation to support Ivy Tech Community College’s new statewide Career Coaching and Employer Connection (CCEC) program. This new, more strategic approach will emphasize comprehensive career readiness practices working alongside academic preparation throughout a student’s college experience. The new career and employer-related support infrastructure is based on the study of best practices from 2- and 4-year institutions across America and in collaboration with Ascend Indiana, the talent and workforce development initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership.

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