In this episode, we sit down with Brad Voeller, founder and CEO of New Apprenticeship. New Apprenticeship is a Department of Labor registered apprenticeship for tech-skilled positions. He talks about the story behind founding New Apprenticeship, why apprenticeships are key in building an inclusive workforce, and their partnership with TechPoint with Mission41K.

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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