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Haley Marie Keith, 28 Hometown: Elkhart, Indiana Education: Bachelor’s in History from John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas; MBA from Oklahoma State University Now: Founder and CEO of MITO Material Solutions What attracted you back to Indiana after college?Indianapolis is a growing city with the class of the Northeast and the grit of the Midwest. The state is nicknamed the “Crossroads of America,” and I find that to be the best descriptor. Indiana is a great place to grow a business, raise a family and build success for yourself.…

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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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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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The Practical Guide to Getting In

Thinking about taking the plunge into new career training or a degree program? Some practical first steps: Narrow your career focus as much as possible. Maybe you’ve been thinking about switching into a health career field, but you’re not exactly sure what you’d like to do. Do some research on your own through the career portal indianacareerexplorer.com to narrow down your career interests and educational requirements. Narrow your educational options. Cost, location, convenience, reputation—all these factors matter when choosing to invest your time and money in a degree or certificate…

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What Are You Waiting For?

Challenges always exist, but a logistics executive advises against waiting for the perfect moment to start a degree program. “The right time doesn’t ever come.” As director of logistics operations, Thiago Scantamburlo manages 180 people in four main warehouses for international healthcare giant Roche Diagnosticsin Indianapolis. During the COVID-19 crisis, work in the warehouses became even more urgent, as Roche has shipped hundreds of thousands of SARS-CoV-2 tests per week throughout the U.S. since mid-March, all while developing and maintaining guidelines to keep employees safe. The work is sophisticated, highly…

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