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The Indiana Chamber’s education and workforce initiatives promote outstanding talent and a skilled workforce. The goals include increasing the educational attainment of Hoosiers and raising Indiana’s per-capita income. Our Foundation is responsible for key efforts to support those objectives:

Annual Employer Survey

Indiana Chamber statewide employer survey lead partner, Skillful, and sponsored by Amatrol and WGU Indiana | press release and survey presentation (October 2019).

School Counseling Research

A series of five school counseling studies, beginning with Indiana School Counseling Research Review, took place in 2014 and 2015. These studies led to a five-year Comprehensive School Counseling Initiative funded by the Lilly Endowment to improve and expand academic, college, career, and social and emotional counseling in Indiana K-12 public and charter schools. A College and Career Readiness Guide is available as a resource for school counselors.

School Corporation Size and Student Performance Research

School corporation size has a direct impact on student achievement. Research commissioned by the Foundation and conducted by the Ball State University Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) reveals that more than half of Indiana school corporations are too small to produce the most effective outcomes in student achievement. Learn more: press release, key findingsfull report and appendix (August 2017).

Questions on public policies in the education/workforce development arena? 

Contact: Jason Bearce at (317) 264-6880 or [email protected]

Postsecondary Career Pathways Videos

View Indiana postsecondary pathway events, hosted by the Foundation and its partners, and made possible through the support of JPMorgan Chase and Co. These pathway events include videos of high-demand industry sectors. A Guide to Replicating Indiana Postsecondary Career Pathway Events is provided as a resource for communities and regions desiring to replicate the events.

Industries: Health care | Insurance | IT/logistics |Manufacturing

Terre Haute event: Keynote | Career pathways | Education pathways