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Staff Member: Jen O'Shea (JO'Shea@dwd.in.gov | 317-232-0944)
The Conexus Interns program is open to high school students meeting specific criteria. Participants for the Interns program are selected through a competitive process designed to identify and support those students who have a true interest in advanced manufacturing and logistics careers. These interns will earn money during the summer, receive valuable work experience with an Indiana company, develop a career path, and participate in two Conexus Interns Summits where participants will meet and interact with students from across Central Indiana to learn and share their internship experiences.
The Kokomo School Corporation was awarded over $75,000 in Innovative CTE Curriculum funding from the Indiana Works Councils to implement the Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities (CEO) program. In the CEO program, high school juniors and seniors are immersed in real life learning experiences with the opportunity to take risks, manage the results, and learn from the outcomes. For more information please visit www.kokomoceo.com.
Manufacturing Week 2015 took place in early October and included various events and industry tours.
Photos from throughout the week:
The Regional Works Councils were created by unanimous vote during the 2013 legislative session. Each of the 11 council are comprised of approximately 15 local education and workforce leaders from within their respective region. The Works Councils are charged with facilitating sector partnerships within their region and enhancing the career readiness of Hoosier adults and high school students through the development and support of innovative career and technical education (CTE) curricula. This is achieved by expanding new approaches toward earning industry-recognized certifications, increasing dual credits attainment, and creating both project-based learning and work-based learning opportunities designed to align curriculum with regional workforce needs.
The Regional Works Councils staff provides each council with administrative support, consultation services, grant administration, project management, and board instruction and development. The staff also collaborates the efforts of each council through the development of best practices and the planning of regional and statewide conferences.
"All students deserve the same opportunity for success, whether they want to go to college or start their career right out of high school. This is not about a Plan A and a Plan B –this is about two Plan A’s.” ~ Governor Mike Pence