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Roche Diagnostics and University of Indianapolis partner with Ascend Indiana to create the Roche Academy

August 30, 2018

Roche Diagnostics and the University of Indianapolis are partnering to create a custom talent pipeline for biomedical equipment technicians through the newly created Roche Academy. The partnership, which was co-developed with Ascend Indiana, provides a dedicated source of talent for Roche and aligns University of Indianapolis' curricula with current industry demands. Students successfully completing the program will receive financial and educational incentives, including a job offer from Roche upon graduation.

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Ascend Indiana receives Lilly Endowment, Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust funding to grow strategic talent pipelines

June 22, 2018

Ascend Indiana announces an additional $2.4 million in funding from the Lilly Endowment Inc. and the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust to advance efforts to connect talent to Indiana employers. This funding will be used to bring together companies and higher education institutions to create custom talent pipelines, and to advance the Ascend Network, the cloud-based platform that combines algorithms with human interaction to match early-in-career talent to jobs and internships.

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New talent pipeline will help address Indiana's significant unmet need for opioid addiction treatment

April 13, 2017

As Indiana’s opioid epidemic surges, our state faces a massive shortage of trained specialists who can help those struggling to overcome heroin and prescription drug addiction. To fill this gap and help put more Hoosiers on a path to recovery, the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation today announced a grant to develop a unique model for training licensed clinical social workers who specialize in substance abuse counseling.

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Central Indiana Corporate Partnership unveils new initiative brand, announces focus and $7 million in funding

October 25, 2016

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) is unveiling the new brand, focus and fundraising efforts for its regional workforce development initiative. Ascend Indiana, CICP’s sixth initiative, is a cross-sector, industry-led organization that collaborates with corporate, education, and community partners to identify and address challenges within the talent pipeline.

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