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Purdue, IU Partner to Keep Grads in Indiana

January 12, 2022

Purdue University and Indiana University are teaming up in an effort to boost the state’s talent pipeline by keeping more graduates in Indiana. The schools are partnering with Ascend Indiana with the goal of connecting students with in-state career opportunities more effectively, as well as providing one-on-one career guidance and job search support.

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Purdue, IU Partner with Ascend Indiana to Grow State’s Economy and Increase ‘Brain Gain’

January 11, 2022

Through their partnership on the Ascend Network, Ascend's online job matching platform, Purdue and IU will be able to more effectively connect students with Indiana career opportunities that match their skill sets and interests, as well as offer increased one-on-one career guidance and job search support.

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IU, Purdue Partner with Ascend Indiana to Grow State's Economy, Increase 'Brain Gain'

January 11, 2022

Indiana's top two public research universities are joining forces to keep more graduates in the state and fill the Hoosier talent pipeline with highly skilled workers.

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Press Releases

Racial disparities in education and workforce limit opportunities for individuals and talent for employers

November 09, 2021

An analysis and report by Business Equity for Indy's (BEI) Learning and Talent Opportunities Taskforce, of which Ascend is a key member, finds poor K-12 outcomes, high waiver diploma usage, and declining college enrollment among the key factors in education and workforce opportunity gaps in Indiana and Marion County.

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Ascend Indiana enhances Network job platform in preparation for statewide expansion, raises more than $23 million

November 03, 2021

Ascend Indiana has raised $23.8 million to expand its organization and enhance the infrastructure for the Ascend Network, the proven online job platform that has helped thousands of job seekers find a job, internship, or training opportunity in Indiana that matches their interests and skills.

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Ascend Indiana announces youth apprenticeship awards to establish a network of postsecondary career pathways for students in Indiana

September 29, 2021

Ascend has announced awards of $115,000 each to bolster three regional youth apprenticeship efforts in Indiana. Through generous support from Bloomberg Philanthropies, Ascend is working alongside the Partnership to Advance Youth Apprenticeship (PAYA) at New America to provide financial and technical support through the Indiana Youth Apprenticeship Accelerator (Accelerator) initiative.

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