Indiana’s Unfair Competitive Advantage at the Tech Frontier

An October 2023 Burning Glass Institute (BGI) report identifying and assessing “Cities on the Tech Frontier,” makes the case that a proper evaluation of regional economic competitiveness cannot rely only on measurements of workforce size and earnings. Instead, evaluations should also focus on the quality of the workforces based on their communities’ concentration of leading-edge […]

Celebrating Adult Apprentices during National Apprenticeship Week – and every week before & after 

Like many college students, I had no idea what I wanted to do after I’d earned my diploma. The uncertainty was a huge source of stress. It’s only been in the last several months that I’ve realized what a first world problem that was.  I was fortunate to have had a great college experience and […]

TechPoint launches internship program in South Bend-Elkhart, expands collaboration with AnalytiXIN

We have some exciting news for north central Indiana employers and organizations statewide that are currently working with or plan to dive into data science: our nationally lauded Xtern program will expand next summer to include the South Bend-Elkhart region, and AnalytiXIN will return as an integral part of the program. It’s a great step […]

Three action steps needed to inclusively grow the Indiana workforce by 41,000 workers and secure Indiana’s economic future 

In September of 2022, TechPoint launched Mission41K, one of the nation’s most comprehensive strategies to address a growing talent crisis. It’s a bold and ambitious goal, but the future of Indiana’s economy is heavily dependent on collaborative action to ensure mission success.  MISSION41K: INCLUSIVELY GROW THE INDIANA WORKFORCE BY 41,000 WORKERS BY 2030.   Demand for […]

Indiana employers can hire top-ranked college students for 2024 summer internships if they act fast 

A fast-growing pool of more than 1,300 college students have flocked so far to TechPoint’s Xtern program, a nationally regarded internship platform, vying for spots next summer with Indiana’s vibrant tech community and other digital innovators around the state.   Record applications and new expansions create more opportunities  Interest in the program is at an all-time […]