INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Study shows too few jobs for four-year college grads

2013-07-17T12:22:00Z 2013-07-17T15:46:04Z INSIDE INDIANA BUSINESS: Study shows too few jobs for four-year college gradsGerry Dick Inside Indiana Business nwitimes.com
July 17, 2013 12:22 pm  • 

A new study commissioned by the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership suggests too few job opportunities exist in the state for those with bachelor's degrees. The research finds, despite a "strong" higher education pipeline, graduates are leaving Indiana for more career opportunities. CICP President David Johnson tells Inside INdiana Business the Hoosier business community needs to do more to keep graduates in-state. He says there are several steps employers can take to help link Hoosiers, with at least a four-year degree, to more jobs.

 

Pence Unveils Works Councils Regions

The regions for the Indiana Works Councils have been announced. Governor Mike Pence, education and industry leaders unveiled the map Wednesday morning. The councils are designed to better link career and technical education with the needs of employers.

 

Columbus Approves Tax Breaks For CyberMetrix

The city of Columbus has approved tax abatement for an $11 million expansion by CyberMetrix Inc. The company is planning to build one of the largest engine testing facilities of its kind in the country.

 

BioCrossroads Names Summit Speakers

Cook Group Inc. Chairman Steve Ferguson and Indiana University Health Chief Executive Officer Dan Evans are among the speakers for this year's Indiana Life Sciences Summit. Former U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Mark McClellan will deliver a keynote address at the October event.

 

State Universities Included in Global Rankings

Purdue University and Indiana University are on an annual list of the world's top 100 universities. The Center for World University Rankings measures schools in categories including alumni employment, education quality and the number of award-winning faculty.

 

Sale of Indy Company Closes

Indianapolis-based United States Infrastructure Corp. says the sale of its majority interest to a Los Angeles firm has closed. OMERS Private Equity in Toronto announced an agreement last month to sell its stake to Leonard Green Partners LP.

 

Marian Names Gearlds Head Coach

A former Purdue University standout is the new head coach of the Marian University women's basketball team. Katie Gearlds has been introduced as the eighth head coach in the program's history. The Beech Grove High School graduate was named Indiana Miss Basketball in 2003.

 

Central Indiana Building Permits Increase

The Builders Association of Greater Indianapolis is reporting an increase in June single-family building permits, compared to the same month a year earlier. The nine-county organization says it is the 12th consecutive month the region has recorded an increase.

 

Grant Boosts Falls of the Ohio Campaign

The Falls of the Ohio Foundation in Clarksville has secured a $500,000 challenge grant. The funding from the James Graham Brown Foundation will support a $5.5 million campaign to redesign and replace exhibits at the Falls of the Ohio State Park Interpretive Center.

 

Challenger Center Increasing Reach

The mission of the Indianapolis Challenger Learning Center of Decatur Township is expanding. A new partnership between the Central Indiana Educational Services Center and the area's school district will give more schools throughout the state access to the hands-on space simulator.

 

Funding Aims to Reduce Violent Crime

An organization focusing on violence reduction strategies has landed $100,000 from the Indianapolis Foundation. The grant for the Indy Public Safety Foundation will be used for short-term programs aimed at slowing a recent increase in homicides.

 

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