Region 4 Updates
- COALITION BUILDING TOOLS: Report | Asset List | More Info
- ACTION PLAN: The Region 4 Works Council unveiled its Action Plan to enhance local CTE efforts.
- ANALYSIS: Region 4 Labor Market Demand & Talent Supply Analysis
Staff Member: Roy Melton, RMelton@dwd.IN.gov, 765-474-5411
Conexus Interns Program (currently covering regions 4 & 5)
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.
- Conexus Year One Overview
- Interns Collage
- US News: High School Students Head to Factories for Internships
- For more information please visit the official Conexus Interns Program website
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:
- Kirby Risk
- Wabash National
- Oscar Winski
- Giving Students Hands-On Experience in Advanced Manufacturing
- High School Students Head to Factories for Internships
- The West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Investment Board will receive $7.6 million for advanced manufacturing training and internship programs (10/15/14)
- Check out the latest Kokomo CEO newsletter to learn more about this innovative entrepreneurial program for high school juniors and seniors.
- Governor Pence Meets with Educators, Workforce Leaders in Lafayette (9/23/14)
- Governor Pence Applauds Outstanding CTE Curriculum in Kokomo (9/18/14)
- State of Manufacturing Tour 2015 Address at Purdue University
- High-Demand, High-Wage Jobs for Hoosiers
- Purdue Research park to house $50 Million Indiana Manufacturing Institute
About the Indiana Works Councils
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.
Two Plan A's
"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