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Conexus Indiana to offer online courses for high school students

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – Indiana’s advanced manufacturing and logistics initiative is providing Hoosier high school students access to additional e-learning services. Conexus Indiana is partnering with 180 Skills in Indianapolis and Purdue University to offer 700 courses focused on aerospace, automotive and commercial manufacturing.

Conexus says 1,500 Indiana students will have access to the courses as a result of the partnership.

As high school students continue e-learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Conexus says the partnerships provide students with access to 700 online courses focused on aerospace, automotive and commercial manufacturing.

“During this uncertain time, Conexus is focused on ensuring our programs continue to serve Indiana’s students by providing meaningful, relevant content in online learning environments across the state,” said Kyle Marshall, Conexus Indiana director of talent programs.

Purdue University’s Indiana Next Generation Manufacturing Competitiveness Center will share its library facility to support the effort. The company says Purdue’s library will be utilized by students and educators for Conexus programs including Hire Tech, Catapult Indiana, and Conexus Interns, a manufacturing and logistics internship for high school students. The courses will be offered until July 31.

“If students are to excel in a fast-changing, global society, we must harness the technology resources they need to function in a digital age and prepare them for a future in Industry 4.0,” said Sascha Harrell, IN-MaC director for education and workforce.

The online courses will be offered to Hire Tech and career and technical education teachers as supplemental teaching materials. Conexus says the coursework is also meant to expand on certification opportunities for students impacted by challenges in Manufacturing Skill Standards Council testing due to the pandemic.