Learn how Mission41K is going and what we need to do to equitably strengthen Indiana's tech talent pipelines

Progress Report: Mission41K

In September, TechPoint brought together nearly 200 public, private, academic, and community leaders to launch Mission41K, a bold new movement to inclusively grow the state’s tech workforce by 41,000 by 2030 and solidify Indiana’s national reputation as a vibrant tech hub.    Growing Indiana’s tech talent workforce is key to fueling digital innovation, growing the state […]
Help inclusively grow Indiana's tech workforce through talent strategies like skills-based hiring

Skills-First Hiring: Reflection and Motivation 

Two months ago, more than 200 early adopters of TechPoint’s Mission41K gathered to learn more about to help overcome unprecedented and global talent challenges that threaten to slow central Indiana’s steady progress toward national recognition as a thriving and diverse tech hub. It was a day-long event that included national, state and local leaders from […]
Xtern Finalist Day combined with Orr Fellowship Finalist Day to help strengthen Indiana's talent pipelines

Young tech pros, Allegion, Eli Lilly & Company and Infosys honored at Xtern Finalist Day

University students from around the country gathered in downtown Indianapolis on Friday, November 18, 2022, to interview with Indiana tech employers for internships and the chance to join the heralded Xtern program.
Hiring neurodiverse individuals is key to strengthening Indiana's tech talent pipelines

Hiring neurodiverse professionals is key to helping Indiana’s tech talent concerns

There’s a lot of talk about hiring neurodiverse individuals in the tech industry, but we often fall short when it comes to putting those words into action. The truth is, we need more neurodiverse employees and we need them now.  What Does Neurodiverse Mean?  Neurodiverse means people with different ways of thinking and different ways […]
Military veterans are key to TechPoint’s Mission41K but you’re probably not recruiting them very well

Veterans are key to Indiana’s future tech workforce (and you should recruit them)

Most military veterans leave their tours of duty with skills and training that make them ideal candidates for civilian employment. But more than 15 percent of U.S. veterans are underemployed compared to job seekers without military experience.  Why? Because too few companies fully understand how to market employment opportunities to veterans, and too few veterans […]
Why I'm supporting TechPoint's Mission41K

Why I’m supporting TechPoint’s plan to inclusively grow Indiana’s tech sector 

Over the past decade careers in tech have risen considerably. Even if you’re not in the tech world directly, I’m sure most (if not all) of us have heard the not-so-soft-rumblings of highly lucrative tech positions.    Combining this with the new era of work that has been ushered in the wake of the pandemic, communities […]

Making permanent improvements to the tech worker pipeline 

Apprenticeships are not a new idea, but they are a big part of a new talent plan whose time has come for Indiana’s tech community. In order to remain relevant as a national tech hub, Indiana must inclusively hire 41,000 people for tech jobs by 2030.  Hiring high-potential individuals and providing training for jobs currently […]

TechPoint partners with Markle Foundation to help Indiana tech companies adopt skills-based hiring  

Today the TechPoint team announced a strategic partnership with the Markle Foundation, which will be a key element of its plan to inclusively grow the Indiana tech workforce by an additional 41,000 workers by 2030.  “The Markle Foundation, through its Rework America Alliance, is doing phenomenal work to bring more people, especially people of color, […]