Brief Program Summary: Ascend Indiana is the talent and workforce development initiative of
the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP), an organization that brings together industry,
higher education and philanthropic leaders to advance Central Indiana’s prosperity and growth.
Ascend’s vision is for Indiana to be a place of economic opportunity for all. To achieve this, Ascend
bridges talent and communication gaps by creating connectivity between people and employers.
Ascend has focused its efforts around three core priorities: connecting job seekers to career
opportunities through the Ascend Network talent platform, catalyzing transformative employer and
education partnerships through Ascend Services, and informing workforce research and public
policy through thought leadership.