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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

Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and initiative leaders named to IBJ 250 list of most influential business leaders in Indiana

July 21, 2022

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) is announcing that its president and CEO and six of its talent and industry sector initiative leaders, including Jason Kloth, Ascend's president & CEO, have been named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s prestigious list of the 250 most influential business leaders in Indiana.

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Ascend Indiana and EmployIndy receive a $6 million grant to scale Modern Youth Apprenticeship for high school students in Central Indiana

June 28, 2022

Ascend and EmployIndy, Marion County’s workforce development board, have received $6 million for three years from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to support the scaling of Modern Youth Apprenticeship (MAP) in Marion County. In addition, the grant will help to enhance the connection between employers and education providers to enable expansion of youth career pathways in the state.

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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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