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Indiana Learn More Resource Center

Program Goals and Emphasis

Indiana’s CRN goal is to provide a comprehensive Internet-based career information system that is available free of charge to all Indiana residents. Program emphases include: 1) providing leadership in statewide guidance initiatives; 2) analyzing career guidance data and information for state and federal reporting; 3) analyzing how CIDS is used to identify information development needs, usability and navigability issues, and audience patterns; and 4) continuing the training needed for data collection by career clusters.

State Economic Profile

Economic and Environmental Profile

Health care, manufacturing, business and professional services, and retail trade are key economic sectors, with the greatest growth in new jobs coming in technology (Internet related), financial services and transportation. Major industries include metal, plastics and automotive manufacturing, as well as agriculture and mining. Indiana, along with other states, has seen significant job losses in manufactuctuing.

The unemployment rate in January 2006 was 4.1%, as compared to 4.7% in April 2006.
Key Economic Sectors

• Government
• Health Care & Social Assistance
• Leisure & Hospitality
• Manufacturing
• Professional & Business Services
• Retail Trade

State Career Resource Activities

Highlighted Activities

• The state Core 40 is a single, flexible high school curriculum based on a set of agreed-upon competencies that best prepare a student for the workforce or postsecondary education. It includes a series of rigorous courses in English, mathematics, science and social studies. A student also must complete directed electives selected from foreign language, art, computer or career areas.

• ACRN activities conducted through the state center focus on Pre-K to College, enhancing the link between career activities and academic achievement and postsecondary goals.

• The Learn More Resource Center Web site is Indiana’s new pre-K to college connection and the successor to the Indiana Career and Postsecondary Advancement Center (ICPAC) Web site. The Center began a monthly parents e-newsletter in March 2005 that helps make parents aware of and involved with their child’s education and career preparation.
Primary Activities and Trainings

Indiana has conducted the following activities and trainings:
• Career Information Delivery Systems
• Conference and Foundation Presentations
• Breaking the Cycle Forum
• CD-ROM Version of Web site
• Counselor Website Usability Session
• Fall Professional Development Workshops
• Graduate Career Counseling Class Presentations
• High School Counselor Mailing
• ICPAC Articles in Organization Newsletters
• Listserv Announcements and Responses to Inquiries
• Web site Postcard Distribution
• Secondary Counselor Training
Career Information Delivery Systems (CIDS)

CIDS are computer-based systems providing local, state, and national information about careers and employment opportunities. State sites for CIDS include:

The Indiana CIDS is located on the Learn More Resource Center Web site at Access to the Web site is free to all Indiana residents.

During 2004-2005, the Web site registered over 1,314,384 user sessions averaging just over 20 minutes per session.

Elementary Schools0
Middle Schools 15
High Schools 40
Community Colleges 7
4-Year Colleges/Universities 0
Other 0

Primary Resources

Indiana has published the following resources:
• Career and Education Planners
• Career Profiles
• Contact Info Cards and Web cards
• ICPAC Publications List
• Indiana Career Clusters Search Tool
• Info Series-(careers, education & financial aid)
• Non-traditional Occupation Web Section
• Spanish Information Series
• 21st Century Scholars Program
• ED Career Clusters Search Tool

Program Funding and Partnerships

Other Funding Sources

The program does not report any additional funding sources.
Significant Program Partnerships

• Indiana Department of Education
• Commission for Higher Education
• Department of Labor
• Department of Workforce Development’s Energize Indiana Economic Development Plan

Resource Allocation

Contact Information

State Contact

Project Director
Terry Fields
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Technical Education Section
10 North Senate Avenue, Room 212
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Phone: (317) 232-1829
Fax: (317) 232-1815
Web Site:
State Administrative Location

Department of Workforce Development, Department of Career and Technical Education

Regional Contact Information