Indiana INTERNnet recognizes outstanding interns, employers, and mentors at its 13th annual IMPACT Awards luncheon
MUNCIE, Ind. (March 5, 2019) – Indiana INTERNnet, an Indiana Chamber of Commerce program dedicated to facilitating and promoting experiential learning opportunities for the state’s future workforce, has named Ontario Systems Indiana’s (For-profit) Employer of the Year. Ontario Systems was chosen from among 16 nominees statewide in recognition of its outstanding internship program.
“It is such an honor to have been named Employer of The Year considering we were up against considerably larger companies,” says Shannon Stroud, Director, Enterprise Organizational Development & Learning at Ontario Systems. “For me, winning the award reinforces my belief that our program is among the best of the best. We work to develop the whole person by providing a breadth and depth of experiences and exposure while aligning them ‘real’ work. And, by working alongside other associates and contributing to our day-to-day activities, they bring a tremendous value to the organization while they are learning and growing.”
Ontario Systems’ 12-week internship program in 2018 hosted 20 interns. Each intern was assigned a dedicated manager and a dedicated onboarding partner. In addition to hands-on project work, interns received more than six hours of professional development training. They also had the opportunity to use eight hours of dedicated paid “volunteer” time to support a community cause.
“Our career-prep program is designed not only to strengthen our early career talent pipeline, but to nurture the personal and professional growth of each student by immersing them into our company culture and sharing with them our values of stewardship and community,” said Darla Brown, Director, Talent Acquisition at Ontario Systems. “We’re proud to hire a significant number of interns from this program each year into part-time and full-time positions.”
Ontario Systems offers internships in a variety of areas including sales, marketing, software engineering, security and compliance, human resources, corporate services, strategy and data analytics, and desktop IT support for its summer intern program. The internship program has multiplied to five times its size since it formally began in 2013, with more than 30 interns joining the May 2019 program. About half of Ontario Systems interns become permanent employees.
“It was an honor to be nominated for Impact Awards Intern of the Year, but an even greater honor to work for INTERNnet’s 2018 Employer of the Year,” says Blake Matthews, Systems Analyst Intern at Ontario Systems. “Employer of the Year is an outstanding accomplishment, and the unified initiative from all employees to carry out the company’s mission, vision, and corporate values are what allowed Ontario Systems to achieve this.”
This year’s INTERNnet IMPACT Awards luncheon, held on February 26 at the Ritz Charles Ballrooms in Carmel, Ind. was sponsored by Ivy Tech Community College. Awards were presented to winners in seven categories and were chosen from among 110 nominees statewide. Ontario Systems Intern Blake Matthews was honored as one of 65 nominees for the College Intern of the Year Award.
About Indiana INTERNnet
The Indiana Chamber of Commerce partners with 25,000 members and investors—representing over four million Hoosiers—to achieve the mission of “cultivating a world-class environment which provides economic opportunity and prosperity.” Indiana INTERNnet, a program managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, is the catalyst for expanding the creation and use of experiential learning opportunities as a key strategy in retaining Indiana’s top talent.
About Ontario Systems
Ontario Systems is a leading provider of court case management and enterprise revenue cycle management software to the healthcare, accounts receivable management, and government markets. Established in 1980 and headquartered in Muncie, Ind., Ontario Systems offers a full portfolio of leading software platforms, including Artiva RM™, Artiva HCx™, Contact Savvy®, RevQ®. In April of 2018, Ontario Systems acquired Justice Systems and has now added the FullCourt Enterprise® and CitePayUSA® solutions to its list of software platforms. Ontario Systems’ industry-leading customers include 5 of the 15 largest hospital networks who actively manage over $40 billion in receivables collectively, as well as 8 of the 10 largest ARM companies and more than a hundred federal, state and municipal government clients in the U.S.