The Launch HOPE Foundation is proud to be an enthusiastic supporter of PLA University and honored to provide services in the Entrepreneurship Career Pathway for adults enrolled in the Phalen program. Launch HOPE is a 501c3 based in Indianapolis, Indiana. The mission of Launch HOPE is to transform lives and communities through the power of entrepreneurship. Role of Launch HOPE with PLA University As a provider of Entrepreneurial Programming Launch HOPE delivers a full curriculum of Entrepreneurship classes, seminars and workshops both in person and online. The instructors are Butler University or Ivy Tech entrepreneurship and innovation faculty with additional experience as entrepreneurs themselves. College interns from Butler University’s Lacy School of Business and College of Communications also assist the PLA University students in a variety of content areas throughout the process. Additionally, once participants have completed their educational component of the Phalen Entrepreneurship Career Pathway, they are eligible to enter into the Launch HOPE Business and Personal Accelerator Program. This program supports the budding entrepreneurs over the next five years as they bring their company to market and throughout the growth and scale life cycles. We look forward to our continued impact working with PLA University!
Executive Director, Launch HOPE Foundation Department of Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Butler University
“In our work with PLA University, three things are clear--the students coming into our technology courses are prepared, supported, and committed. PLAU does a great job of ensuring that students are making good choices that support their interests and passions, then guiding them to a place where they are committed to meeting their goals. From there, both PLAU staff and HTA work together to make sure every student has the support, encouragement, and resources they need based on their personal circumstances and learning styles. The students that come into our classroom from PLAU are dedicated, resourceful, and successful in their work. It's a wonderful partnership working with amazing learners!”
PLA University offers a reliable pipeline of highly-skilled talent that are trained thoroughly to effectively meet the demand. Our intensive skills training programs provide the coursework to master technical skills in high-demand industries while also developing strong professionalism. Our candidates come out of our program credentialed and ready to serve.
Managing churn and preserving your investment of time in new employees is important. We make sure that our graduates develop the soft skills to stay for the long-haul. We work with our students during and after program completion with strong mentorship to ensure they are prepared for every facet of their new career.
“At no cost, we provide adult learners across Indianapolis with the skills, experience, support and network needed to realize their full learning and earning potential. Our program prioritizes industries that offer promising careers with competitive salaries creating more income flow and a positive impact on the local economy. Communities that might otherwise be considered low-income, now have an opportunity to become stronger and more stable.”
We recruit, train, and place candidates in high-demand roles across a range of sectors and professions including Information Technology, Advanced Manufacturing, Health & Life Sciences and Supply Chain Logistics.