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Central Indiana Corporate Partnership unveils new workforce initiative

On October 25, the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) unveiled the new brand, focus and fundraising efforts for its regional workforce development initiative – Ascend Indiana. This cross-sector, industry-led organization collaborates with corporate, education, and community partners to identify and address challenges within the talent pipeline. Lilly Endowment Inc. has provided a grant of $5 million to

VIDEO: Are Women Getting Tech Respect?

Robin Fleming, senior vice president of technology, Angie’s List, and Sally Reasoner, vice president of talent, Central Indiana Workforce Development Initiative (formerly with TechPoint), were guests on Inside INdiana Business this weekend for an Inside Innovation segment with reporter Barbara Lewis on women in technology. The interview came on the heels of the Women &

Accelerate Indy aims to replace ‘flyover’ image

Build a Prime Destination for Talent and Tech Last Sunday, the Wall Street Journal published a blog post from Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Mark Muro titled “Tech jobs are spreading into flyover country.” Later that day, ironically, Muro himself flew into Indianapolis, which Forbes recently hailed as a “tech hub on the move,” for a first-hand look

3 easy ways to start learning to code

So, you’ve been thinking about learning to code. After a quick Google search you’re bombarded with blog posts, tutorials, Meetup groups and bootcamps offering to help you get started. If you’re overwhelmed by this, you’re not alone — I talk to people all the time who want to learn to code or break into the

CoderDojo Indiana launches free computer programming clubs for kids

After a hugely successful fundraising campaign that took place at the best-of-tech Mira Awards gala in April, TechPoint Foundation for Youth launched CoderDojo Indiana in June with the goal of creating free CoderDojo clubs to teach computer programming to Indiana students ages seven through 17. Indiana already had four existing CoderDojos. TechPoint Foundation for Youth

$100 million fund launched for code school diversity scholarships

The Iron Yard, the largest immersive code school in the U.S., has launched the Tech Opportunity Fund. It’s a collaboration with Code Fellows and Operation HOPE to increase diversity in the tech industry. The idea is that by removing financial barriers and increasing access to tech education for all through core financial literacy and entrepreneurship training. Over the next five years,