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Career Ready: Strengthening Indiana’s Talent Pipeline

Indiana INTERNnet, Indiana Commission for Higher Education, and Purdue University joined forces to coordinate a session during the HR Indiana Annual Conference. The session, Career Ready: Strengthening Indiana’s Talent Pipeline, occurred on Wednesday, the final day of the conference. Indiana INTERNnet was honored to share the podium with brilliant minds who are shaping and strengthening Indiana’s talent pipeline for career readiness.

A few of Indiana’s esteemed influencers in the world of education, public affairs, workforce policy, and business shared their insights on plans to help Indiana’s economy grow. Teresa Lubbers, the Commissioner for Indiana’s Commission for Higher Education (CHE), discussed invaluable strategies that CHE is pursuing to ensure Indiana’s post-secondary education system is aligned to meet the needs of students and the state. She addressed key values of career alignment, competency and completion that will carry CHE’s goals to the fullest extent of success in our community.

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Ryan Palmore: Making an IMPACT

Indiana INTERNnet celebrated internship excellence on Feb. 3, 2016, at the 10th Annual IMPACT Awards luncheon. Though the event is over and the winners have been announced, we are continuing to celebrate the nominees’ successes.

These are their stories.

Ryan Palmore graduated from IUPUI in August with a BA in philosophy. After completing a summer internship with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), he was hired by the organization as a Student Support Specialist. After several months, he was promoted to Assistant Director – Student Support Services.

Indiana INTERNnet: What did you enjoy about working in a state agency?

Ryan Palmore: Being able to experience firsthand how various public entities operate internally and across institutions–public and private–has greatly increased my awareness of and appreciation for the hard work that goes into seeing that Indiana residents’ needs and wishes are valued.

IIN: It seems lately the value of higher education has been …

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The Top 10 Questions I’ve Heard as Chancellor of WGU Indiana

This is a guest post written by Allison Barber, the Chancellor of WGU Indiana, the state’s accredited, non-profit, online, competency-based university. WGU Indiana is celebrating its two-year anniversity. The university has helped more than 2,600 students either finish their bachelor’s degree or earn a master’s degree. During the past two years, WGU Indiana has had students or gradutes in 90 counties of the state.

In this piece, Chancellor Barber reflects on some of the most common questions she’s heard in the last year years about WGU Indiana.

1. Why do you drive that crazy “WGU” car?

I decided in the middle of our first year to have a car wrapped in our university logo. It’s the equivalent of driving a billboard! I drive that car all across the state and up to 1,000 miles a month. No matter where I travel folks often come up to me to ask about WGU …

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Indiana Chamber Launches Higher Education Web Site

Entry by Pat Patterson

For all career services professionals – today, the Indiana Chamber launched a new web site, Achieve Indiana, focused on higher education in Indiana:

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce seeks to advance policy innovation and change in higher education finance, management and instructional delivery to substantially increase the number of students who complete postsecondary education. Currently, the Indiana Chamber is leading Indiana’s participation in the Lumina Productivity Initiative, a national program aimed at increasing the percentage of college graduates in the U.S. from 40% to 60% by 2025. The Indiana initiative, funded by the Lumina Foundation for Education and conducted in partnership with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Governor’s Office, is focused specifically on performance-based funding, engagement of university trustees and productivity of regional campuses.

From the Achieve Indiana site, you can download a new higher education report, Crossing the Starting Line: An Examination …

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