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University of Evansville partners with Ascend Indiana to help students with career and internship searches while providing one-on-one support

September 14, 2023

University of Evansville: The University of Evansville (UE) has formed a partnership with Ascend Indiana to connect more students to good and promising career opportunities in Indiana.

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Apprenticeships: At the crossroads of education and talent development

September 06, 2023

Indiana Business Review, Jason Kloth & Stephanie Bothun: Ascend Indiana President & CEO Jason Kloth and Vice President Stephanie Bothun offer insights about the Swiss apprenticeship system and the opportunity it presents for cultivating a young, diverse talent pool for the Indiana workforce. Escorted by the Indy Chamber in partnership with Ascend, a group of Hoosier leaders will embark on a Leadership Exchange (LEX) trip to Switzerland in September to immerse themselves in this model.

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Graduation rates for Indiana schools could dip after change to state law

June 07, 2023

Chalkbeat Indiana, Amelia Pak-Harvey: Schools across Indiana could see a dip in their reported graduation rates after a change to state law requiring districts to limit the portion of students who graduate with waivers from the calculation.

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Ascend Press Releases

Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation Honors Teresa Lubbers with Daniels Prize; Ascend’s Stephanie Bothun Named Driving Change Award Winner

July 28, 2023

The Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation will present Teresa Lubbers with the Daniels Prize Award on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at the MDLF Annual Event. The purpose of the Daniels Prize Award is to recognize Hoosiers whose life’s work has “lifted the State to a new plane of thought, aspiration, expectation and action,” in the spirit of Mitch Daniels’ own leadership.

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

July 20, 2023

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) is announcing that its CEO and four of its talent and industry sector initiative leaders have been named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s prestigious list of the 250 most influential business leaders in Indiana.

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Jason Kloth: Three steps to improve Indiana’s education outcomes

March 31, 2023

Indiana’s labor market is rapidly changing, with today’s jobs requiring more education. A recent Ascend Indiana and EmployIndy study reports highly skilled, highly educated workers are the most in demand across Indiana. Yet statistics paint a negative trend, with fewer high school graduates pursuing the education needed to fill those roles.

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