Advanced manufacturers in Indiana make everything from electric cars and trucks to the latest military fighters and lifesaving medicines. And it all happens in high-tech factories where you won’t be standing at an assembly line all day.

That’s where Conexus Indiana and “Dream It. Do It.” come in. Conexus is a nonprofit initiative seeking to make the most out of the emerging opportunities in advanced manufacturing and logistics. “Dream It. Do It.” is our way of helping you explore Indiana jobs in advanced manufacturing and logistics and learn more about the one-year certificate and two-year associate degree training they require. Click around our site to check out great careers at growing Indiana companies, and see how to get the training you need to get hired.

Did you know that you could get free college credit in industry-related classes while you’re still in high school? The site is designed to give you the 411 on that and more. So what are you waiting for? Start learning what’s new in advanced manufacturing and logistics—right now!

What is Advanced Manufacturing?

Advanced manufacturers in Indiana make all kinds of cool stuff, from electric cars and trucks to the latest military fighters and lifesaving medicines. And it all happens in high-tech factories where you won’t be standing at an assembly line all day—you’ll be on a team, working with computers and other cutting-edge equipment in cool careers like electronics and engineering technician. And did we mention that advanced manufacturing jobs pay 40% more than the typical Hoosier makes?

Example Companies
  • Allison Transmission
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Koch Enterprises, Inc.
  • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles
  • BAE Metals
  • Cummins
  • Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana

What is Logistics?

You click your mouse to order a new shirt online. The pharmacy down the block waits for a shipment of medicine for their customers. The factory on the other side of town needs a steady flow of trucks to keep products going out and raw materials coming in.

It’s logistics that makes it all happen—getting products and supplies to the people that need them, across the country and around the world. Companies spend more than a trillion dollars a year on shipping and logistics services…it adds up to big business for Indiana—a major logistics hub—and good job opportunities for you.

Example Companies
  • Langham Logistics, Inc.
  • UPS
  • Backhaul Direct
  • Venture Logistics
  • Coca-Cola

Kelsey T-J.

West Lafayette High School

My dad tells me that when I was 2 or so, we went for a walk and we spent a few hours just watching a demolition site because I was just so enthralled by the bulldozers and things. I’ve always been fascinated by the design of an object and how they function. This summer I worked alongside of 80 budding engineers who build and work with machines. This internship made me confident that I want to study Mechanical Engineering in college.

What is Conexus Indiana?

Manufacturing is evolving—it’s high-tech, innovative, and driven by explosive growth in productivity. In Indiana, we’re on the cutting-edge of these trends. And here at the Crossroads of America, we know how to get our goods quickly and efficiently into the hands of customers across the nation and around the world.

Now Indiana has another advantage: Conexus Indiana, an initiative to capitalize on emerging opportunities in advanced manufacturing and logistics, aligning resources and expertise to make Indiana a leader in these exciting industries.

Conexus Indiana is focused on issues like workforce development, exploring new market opportunities, and building research and supplier networks to help Indiana manufacturing and logistics firms succeed.

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Indianapolis, IN 46204