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Chamber Forms Institute for Workforce Excellence

You talked and we listened – and have responded. Indiana business leaders have communicated about their talent challenges and the resulting impediment to business growth. To assist, the Indiana Chamber has formed the Institute for Workforce Excellence. “This is clearly the top issue impacting companies in Indiana and beyond,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “The Institute [...]

2018-12-03T11:21:56+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

Should You Hire an Intern?

*This blog is written by Caitlin Beck and originally appeared on the Indiana INTERNnet blog.  So you’re wondering if you should hire an intern. It can lead to a mutually beneficial relationship and a great experience! But instead of jumping right in, take time to really contemplate if hiring an intern is the right course of action. What Does [...]

2018-11-01T10:35:44+00:00November 2nd, 2018|

Getting to Know: Jason Bearce

Employers across the state are struggling to find qualified workers. As the Chamber’s new vice president of education and workforce development, Jason Bearce will partner with members and others in these fields to help bridge the gap. Jason shares a few of his passions and past-times. What excites you most about your role at the Chamber? “I spent almost [...]

2018-10-29T11:08:04+00:00October 29th, 2018|

Submit IMPACT Awards Nominations by October 31

Time is running out to honor the achievements of interns, employers, supervisors and career development professionals by nominating them for the IMPACT Awards. The deadline is less than a week away! Nominations must be submitted by  5 p.m. (EST) on October 31, 2018. The winners in the categories of Intern of the Year, Employer of the Year, Internship Supervisor of [...]

2018-10-24T14:39:27+00:00October 25th, 2018|

Mike Slocum Named New Executive Director for Indiana INTERNnet Internship Program

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  Ivy Tech Community College administrator Mike Slocum is the new executive director of Indiana INTERNnet, the statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Slocum is currently the executive director for career development, systems office, at Ivy Tech, where he provides oversight and guidance to the college’s 19 campus career development teams. His [...]

2018-10-23T12:52:50+00:00October 24th, 2018|

Indiana INTERNnet Seeks Nominations for Annual IMPACT Awards for Internship Excellence

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana INTERNnet is seeking nominations for its 13th IMPACT Awards program, a celebration of internship excellence. The nominations are submitted by the public and winners are chosen by a group of impartial judges. Indiana INTERNnet is managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and the program serves as the catalyst for the creation and expansion of experiential learning [...]

2018-08-20T11:10:59+00:00August 20th, 2018|

Nominations Open: 2019 IMPACT Awards

*Editor's note: This blog originally appeared on the Indiana INTERNnet blog. By Marissa Smith  Indiana INTERNnet focuses on talent retention through increased work-and-learn experiences. More than a decade ago, it began the tradition of celebrating internship excellence by launching the annual IMPACT Awards. Each year, the program continues to grow in size and success. The IMPACT Awards, presented at an [...]

2018-07-31T09:03:59+00:00July 30th, 2018|

Indiana INTERNnet’s IMPACT Awards Celebrate Internship Success; School Counseling-Business Partnership of the Year Named

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Internship excellence, and the interns, employers and career development professionals that make it possible, were honored today by Indiana INTERNnet during the 12th annual IMPACT Awards Luncheon. Indiana INTERNnet is the statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and has helped connect students and employers across the state since 2001. Appropriately supporting the [...]

2018-02-07T13:16:34+00:00February 7th, 2018|

Indiana INTERNnet Announces Three New Members to Board of Directors

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Indiana INTERNnet announces three new appointments to its board of directors. The internship-matching program connects Indiana employers, individuals seeking internships, high schools, colleges and universities, and is managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. The new board members are: Allison Barber, Ph.D., chancellor of Western Governors University Indiana Kenneth Folks, Ph.D., chief of governmental affairs at the Indiana [...]

2017-12-19T10:07:34+00:00December 19th, 2017|