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Dan McGowan - 6/23/2017

The two-day kick-off of a statewide program that exposes high school students to careers in advanced manufacturing and logistics continues Friday at several Hoosier companies. The Conexus Indiana Interns initiative involves paid, six week summer internships. Participating companies include Rolls-Royce, Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN) and Merchandise Warehousing Co.

Conexus Indiana says 280 students are enrolled in this year's session. Since its launch, nearly 600 have taken part. The statewide organization says the program is the largest of its kind in Indiana involving the state's largest industry sector. In all, more than 100 companies have hosted interns through the initiative.

Conexus Indiana Interns also involves summits for career coaching, interpersonal-skills development and relationship building throughout the summer. Conexus says the vast majority of participants who complete the program -- 80 percent -- are more likely to pursue an advanced manufacturing and logistics career and 98 percent of companies involved say they intend to continue hosting interns.

You can find our more about Conexus Indiana Interns by clicking here.