Indiana companies offering jobs in advanced manufacturing will have an improved talent pipeline thanks to a partnership between Ivy Tech Community College and tech firm Tallo.
Ivy Tech and several businesses with an Indiana presence, will have access to Tallo’s platform, which allows participating companies to showcase available jobs, what skills are need and find the right person to fill the job, Tallo said in a statement. Participating companies will be able to view analytics about talent throughout the state to better help them find the right person for a specific job.
“Ivy Tech prides itself on the fact that 93% of its graduates choose to stay in our great state,” said Sue Smith, vice president advanced manufacturing, engineering and applied science at Ivy Tech. “Through this partnership, we hope to bring that percentage closer to 100 by opening Indiana students’ eyes to some of the state’s most sought-after manufacturing careers and helping them make the critical connections they need to find long-term success.”
Educators and students from locations around Indiana, including Indianapolis, Columbus, and Fort Wayne, will have access to personal dashboards focused on education and career guidance; unlimited college, company, and scholarship matching access; and the latest learning tools including a digital resume and portfolio builder.
Tallo and Ivy Tech are bringing stakeholders together in a digital environment to reduce brain drain, increase awareness of specific career pathways, and build and strengthen Indiana’s future workforce pipeline.
Ivy Tech and Tallo will collaborate to help high school and college students see the multitude of tech- and manufacturing-related opportunities available in Indiana – advanced manufacturing makes up more than a quarter of the state’s economic output, and 2.4 million of the country’s manufacturing jobs are expected to go unfilled through 2028.
With Tallo, students can create a digital profile which includes where they went to school, what classes they took, clubs they participated in, their career interests, academic achievements and personal skills.
Potential employers can engage with them one-on-one through Tallo’s platform. Students can learn what skills and degrees are sought by employers as well as what certifications are required of certain positions.
“The vitally important task of preparing today’s students for tomorrow’s careers is made much easier when students, educators, and employers are able to engage with one another,” said Casey Welch, CEO of Tallo.