Learning and Talent

Promote opportunity and access for all Black people to receive high-quality education and training opportunities so they are prepared for good-paying, 21st-century careers.
BEI promotes opportunities for Black talent to gain access to training, education, and business future.

The Problem:

Education-to-Workforce Pipeline Brief

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BEI Learning & Talent Opportunities Summit

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Access videos from April 14th Employer Summit and gain actionable, tactical steps to help address education disparities.

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Key Takeaways

Black and Hispanic residents of our city and state face looming gaps in education opportunities and workforce outcomes compared to white residents at every stage of the education-to-workforce pipeline.

These disparities hinder individuals’ ability to prosper, businesses’ ability to thrive and the vitality of our community. Employers also struggle to fill knowledge and skill-based positions with the talent they need.

No single person or institution is responsible for this systemic inequality; it is a complex, community-wide challenge involving a myriad of issues, all with roots in the troubling history of race in America.

Learning and Talent Data

The following data highlight the pervasive disparities in education outcomes for Black and Hispanic children and adults in Indianapolis and Indiana and the troubling consequences. These data provide a basis for the recommendations for how employers of all sizes can support the success of Black and Hispanic children and adults in early learning, K-12, and postsecondary education.

To download this data in a PowerPoint presentation, please click here.

Education and Workforce Development Catalogue

Learning and Talent

Focus Areas

  • Expand access to high-quality early learning programs
  • Increase exposure to and preparation for college and careers for middle and high school students
  • Increase access to and persistence through post-secondary education


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