Roadtrip Indiana

Three talented Indiana college students will be featured on the PBS series Roadtrip Nation as part of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s “Career Ready” campaign.

Shannon Newerth, Dengke Wang and Jaedyn Zavala were selected through an online application and interview process to travel across Indiana for two weeks in Aug. 2017 on Roadtrip Indiana. The documentary, which will air in 2018, will follow their journey across Indiana as they explore their career interests, interviewing employers throughout the state.

Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers announced the Roadtrip Indiana initiative in May. “Our goal with Roadtrip Indiana is two-fold: empowering our students to find their career paths while showcasing the dynamic range of job opportunities right here in Indiana,” said Lubbers.

Led by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, Roadtrip Indiana partners include the Strada Education Network, Cummins, First Source Bank, TechPoint, EmployIndy, the Indiana Department of Education, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Read more about the roadtrippers and their journey at