A new institute coming to the University of Indianapolis will offer students corporate training and certifications outside the classroom.
The Gene and Joanne Sease Institute will reach out to corporations to learn about their workforce development needs. Vice President Corey Wilson says most of the training they create will take place inside the actual businesses.
“The Sease Institute focuses in on those individuals who are already working and provides an opportunity for upscaling or training within their existing employer,” Wilson says.
Wilson says the institute will also work with those seeking employment. It has already partnered with Roche Diagnostics and Community Health Network, and in the coming months, more partners are expected to be announced. For now, it will focus on working with business, technology, healthcare and nonprofit sectors, but will provide more opportunities in the future.
“We looked at the strengths of our faculty and the networks that we have combined with the overall industries in our Indianapolis and central Indiana market that are some of the leading indicators of what direction we should go in,” Wilson says.
The institute is named after Gene Sease, president and chancellor of the university from 1970 to 1988.