Tuesday, May 27 2008
We applaud the Indiana manufacturing and logistics companies to set up an internship program that will help to address the future needs of companies to ensure that the pool of trained workers will continue to grow. These jobs demand technology skills, critical thinking and problem-solving abilities, and they pay accordingly : The average Indiana manufacturing job pays 40% more than the state’s median income, while logistics jobs pay 30% more. Conexus Indiana and the Indiana INTERNnet initiative have formed a new partnership to give more students a first-hand look at manufacturing and logistics through internship programs. Addressing the workforce needs will take a multi-faceted approach: Making sure the right education and training programs are available to prepare young Hoosiers for manufacturing and logistics positions, and marketing these jobs aggressively. An important part of the overall strategy is exposing students to the manufacturing and logistics workplace early on.
For more information, check out the Inside INdiana Business website article by clicking here.