News and events
2016 Champions of Diversity
INDIANAPOLIS - For more than a decade, the Indiana Minority Business Magazine has recognized individuals, organizations, and institutions that have shown tremendous effort in promoting diversity and inclusion. The Indiana Plan and 11 others were honored at this year's Champions of Diversity Awards Dinner on Jan. 15, 2016 in downtown Indianapolis. Over the last 45 years, the Indiana Plan has done amazing work helping thousands of minorities, women, disadvantaged workers and ex-offenders gain skills necessary to succeed in union construction apprenticeship programs.
"The late Robert Kennedy once said that ultimately, America's answer to the intolerant man is diversity," said Recorder President Shannon Williams. "I can think of no better time than now to celebrate those who boldly advocate each day for equity and acceptance. I am overjoyed once again at the opportunity to honor such a deserving class of Champions."
Union Construction Apprenticeship Expo
The Indiana Union Construction Industry and the Indiana Plan joined forces with church and community leaders to host a Construction Apprenticeship Expo on July 29, 2015 at the Light of the World Church in Indianapolis. Read the full story.
Northwest Indiana awards ceremony honors contractors and unions for diversity achievements
MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - Fourteen area contractors and unions were recently honored by the Indiana Plan of Northern Indiana at its inaugural Appreciation Awards reception in Merrillville. The awards recognize efforts to support the Indiana Plan's mission to increase female and minority participation in the construction industry. Read the full story.
Indiana Plan helps to build jobs, home in Lafayette
The Indiana Plan's value was illustrated recently during the construction of the new Chatham Square housing development in Lafayette. In 2009, the City of Lafayette purchased the property, then the site of the run-down Bridgewater Apartments, out of foreclosure and embarked on a nearly $20 million effort that would demolish the existing buildings and recreate it as a new community with single-family homes, rental units and a community center. Read the full story.
Indiana Plan supporters make a difference
The Indiana Plan has received grants from the following supporters:
The Philip J. Wilhelm Foundation
Jim Irsay and the Indianapolis Colts
Herbert and Bui Simon.