Organization name: EmployIndy and Ascend Indiana

Program Type

Work-based learning programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years
19-25 Years


Brief Program Summary: Modern Apprenticeship Program (MAP) is a two- to three-year program designed to prepare Central Indiana high school students for the workforce with paid, hands-on experience that complements their traditional coursework. Apprentices start in their junior year and pursue jobs in growing fields such as business, advanced manufacturing, and information technology (IT). In addition to paid work experience, participants may earn college credit and build a professional network. Afterward, they can continue on to a college degree or jump right into the workforce. The first cohort of MAP launched in May 2021.
Success Metrics: In year one of the new Modern Apprenticeship model 30 Marion County students will be connected with high-quality apprenticeships.


Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served


Black or African Americans Annually Served


Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served


Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A


Annual Operating Cost: $908,968
Initial Start-Up Cost: $908,968

Contact Information

Organization Name: EmployIndy and Ascend Indiana
Respondents Name: Robin Kildall


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