UpSkill welcomes second cohort with signing day

On Wednesday, ROI conducted a signing day experience for students and employers participating in the second cohort of the UpSkill Work and Learn program.

UpSkill is a two- to three-year modern youth apprenticeship experience that provides selected high school students with a paid job, career credentials, and college courses. Students work for employers in the Indiana Uplands region, and ROI provides support with student applications, interviews, placement, trainings, and ongoing guidance.

The program offers students the chance to get real-world experiences that are aligned with their career interests. Students can currently choose from five different pathways for their UpSkill job: advanced manufacturing, national security and defense, life sciences, business, and information technology. For employers, it is a way to locally build talent and grow their workforce. 

UpSkill Cohort 2 Students & Employers

First NameLast NameHigh SchoolGrade LevelEmployer
NolanBerryEdgewood High SchoolSophomoreIvy Tech
EdynCampbellAcademy of Science & EntrepreneurshipTASUS
KennyComptonMitchell High SchoolSophomoreCOSMOS
LaurenCosbyEdgewood High SchoolSmithville
RyderCraigBarr-Reeve High SchoolSophomoreRTC
KalebCrouchEdgewood High SchoolSophomoreSAIC
IsaacCummingsNorth Lawrence Career CenterSophomoreBedford Limestone
DravenEadsNorth Lawrence Career CenterJuniorDiamond Stone
ClaytonFranklinEdgewood High SchoolSophomoreROI
GageGilbertShoals High SchoolSophomoreCOSMOS
DawsonGraberBarr-Reeve High SchoolJuniorGraber Post
Samuel “Houston”HaddanNorth Lawrence Career CenterJuniorStone City Products
DevynKessingerAcademy of Science & EntrepreneurshipSophomoreGerman American
KadenKneppBarr-Reeve High SchoolSophomoreGraber Post
DanielLoudin-MagnusonNorth Lawrence Career CenterSophomoreSAIC
AmorenioMartinezWashington High School (Daviess County)SophomoreIn Safety
GarrettMcDuffeeNorth Lawrence Career CenterSophomoreSAIC
AshlynnMercerBrown County High SchoolJuniorMainstream
MadysonMullisEdgewood High SchoolSophomoreSmithville
MaddoxRayNorth Lawrence Career CenterJuniorDiamond Stone
MaddisonSimmermanNorth Lawrence Career CenterSophomorePRD
OwenSnyderEdgewood High SchoolJuniorGerman American
AylaSteeleOrleans High SchoolSophomoreCOSMOS Orleans
LilyannSwartzentruberEdgewood High SchoolSophomoreCity of Bloomington Parks
AndrewThompsonAcademy of Science & EntrepreneurshipSophomoreSmithville
AlexWaglerBarr-Reeve High SchoolSophomoreGraber Post
IsaiahWittmerBarr-Reeve High SchoolSophomoreGraber Post