In this episode, we sit down with Al Carroll, CEO of IndyHub. IndyHub is on a mission to grow and engage a community of young adults in Indianapolis. He talks about the mission alignment between IndyHub and TechPoint, how Indiana can be a destination for talent, and reflects back on the early days of Xtern.

10 years ago, roughly half of Indiana’s college graduates remained in the state upon graduation. This number was even lower for STEM degrees, as many of these students found opportunities and offers in major tech hubs. 

It was in the face of this problem that TechPoint launched the Xtern program, a 10 week internship program that employs hundreds of college students in roles at local tech companies. 

In this Circuit mini-series, X Years of Talent, TechPoint interviews the major players in Indiana’s tech landscape from talent organizations to the people who were there at the beginning of Xtern. We look back at the past decade of Indiana’s talent initiative and look towards the future of Indiana’s tech workforce. 

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