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Teachers and Talent Get Top Billing

By Jason Bearce, vice president of education and workforce development * PDF version available for printing * With strong backing from the Indiana Chamber, state lawmakers doubled down on proposals aimed at better retaining Indiana’s classroom teachers, skilling up Hoosier workers and promoting closer alignment between the state’s education and employment sectors. Teachers Are Head of the Class … [...]

2019-05-15T10:50:17-04:00May 15th, 2019|

Priority Chamber Bills Focused on Education and Workforce Alignment Hit Roadblock

House Bill 1404 (School Accountability) and Senate Bill 420 (Workforce Development) failed to make it through the third reading deadlines in both houses this week. The former urged the State Board of Education to include “postsecondary outcome” measures like student enrollment in postsecondary education/training programs and completion of industry-recognized credentials in the state’s A-F school accountability system as a [...]

2019-04-19T13:47:41-04:00April 19th, 2019|

Workforce Development, Career and Technical Education, Accountability Measures Take Next Steps

Senate Bill 420 (Workforce Development), authored by Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond), was amended and passed unanimously by the House Education Committee this week. The amended bill allows for the creation of industry collaboration organizations (ICOs), which would be eligible to receive state grant funds and matching donations from local industry that: 1) strengthen and align career coaching and navigation [...]

2019-04-12T14:11:15-04:00April 12th, 2019|

ADVANCE Your Leadership, BOOST Your Skills

You talked, we listened! The Indiana Chamber is offering new employee training tracks on leadership and soft skills in 2019. The ADVANCE Leadership Series goes in-depth in areas such as emotional intelligence, productive conflict, supervising and managing and more. The BOOST series, which is still under development, will focus on workplace soft skills, created specifically to meet the feedback [...]

2019-03-28T11:48:16-04:00April 2nd, 2019|