In today’s interconnected world, the power of collaboration has become more apparent than ever before. When individuals and organizations are united by a shared vision and a common goal, the possibilities for positive change are limitless. Collaboration has the potential to amplify impact, drive innovation, and create lasting solutions to some of the most pressing challenges. Invest Hamilton County looks to leverage the power of collaboration with its K-12 Education Initiative, InvestEd.

As the Indiana Department of Education rethinks high school to better prepare students for the future, Invest Hamilton County is proactively developing collaborative partnerships between K-12 schools and employers county-wide through its new InvestEd program. This program is centered around facilitating career exploration and work-based-learning activities for students in all six local school corporations. By centralizing employer connectivity, in collaboration with four local Chambers of Commerce, and prioritizing relationship management with employers, InvestEd will help schools, and The Pursuit Institute build new, more dynamic, and individualized partnerships with local businesses and community organizations.

The collaborative investment in these school corporations will help build the knowledge, skills and attributes in students they need to thrive as adults in today’s world. This means allowing students the flexibility to experience work-based learning, increase their educational attainment by earning a credential, and personalize their journey to achieve their unique goals.

There are ways that employers can collaborate with InvestEd and get involved with students at school districts in Hamilton County. Some facilitated activities may include:

  • K-8 career awareness
  • Freshmen academies
  • Job shadowing
  • Senior Capstone Experiences
  • CTE Apprenticeship Connections
  • Internships
  • Supports for local mentoring programs

To find out more, contact Dawn Lang at