Colleges & Schools 

The pros and cons of online learning

Online learning is a convenient and accepted part of the education landscape; almost everyone got a taste of it during the pandemic. If you’ve taken online classes and excelled at them, there’s probably no reason to look back. But they’re not for everyone. If you’ve been out of the classroom for a few years, you might be wondering whether online or in-person classes are right for you. Here are some things to consider: Flexibility. The biggest advantage of many online courses is the flexibility to work through the course material…

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Colleges & Schools 

Stack the deck for lifelong learning

Estimates are that by 2027, approximately 70 percent of jobs will require education beyond high school. The good news is that, no matter where you are on the learning continuum, you have lots of options when it comes to adding to your credentials. There are degree and credential programs to fit every interest, timeline, lifestyle and budget—and you can find almost all of them right here in Indiana. Go to INDemandjobs.com for a list of jobs and the academic training they require. Four-year degrees This is the traditional (but far…

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Career Prep 

Want to Make an Impact? Choose a Career in Supply Chain Automation

By Greg Conner, Vice President of Corporate Development & Marketing, Bastian Solutions I was recently on a Sunday afternoon Zoom call (gotta love COVID-19) with some friends from college. As the conversation progressed through a multitude of topics from the weather to the trials and tribulations of U.S. politics, one of my friends expressed how much he dreaded Monday mornings. Although he has a great job, he said he feels “uninspired.” My other friends quickly jumped in acknowledging their agreement. I asked: “What would make you all feel ‘inspired?’” Almost…

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Career Prep 

The Hoosier Talent Network Matches Skills and Potential to Open Jobs

Government-backed platform uses AI to put Indiana back to work The State of Indiana has launched a new job site experience driven by artificial intelligence. Instead of the typical one-size-fits-all job-search experience, this one tailors the search to an individual’s unique skills and potential. If you find looking for a new job frustrating, you’re not alone. For years job searches have delivered a lot of results that don’t match the kind of jobs individuals are seeking. Enter Indiana’s new Hoosier Talent Network—hoosiertalentnetwork.com—a marketplace exchange that uses advanced, AI technology behind…

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Career Prep 

Free Online Skills Training Available To Hoosiers Through Rapid Recovery Initiative

A partnership with 180 Skills will enable Hoosiers to quickly gain key workforce skills. A partnership between the State of Indiana and 180 Skills will allow Hoosiers to gain key workforce skills free of charge through an online library of courses. Individuals who enroll will have the opportunity to complete courses designed to improve general employability skills applicable across a range of job sectors or develop the foundational knowledge necessary to enter Indiana’s sizeable manufacturing industry. The 180 Skills partnership is part of Indiana’s “Rapid Recovery for a Better Future”…

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