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Local Career Coaching Grants Offered to Key Stakeholders; STEM Focus in Latest Chamber Podcast

With a portion of the workforce challenge being the need to educate young people about future career opportunities, a new resource is being made available to employers and their local partners. The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet is offering two types of Local Career Coaching Grants to encourage communities to come together and create a sustainable system for the delivery of [...]

2019-07-19T13:56:59-04:00July 19th, 2019|

Career Changes on Their Mind

Currently, online programs enroll about 15% of U.S. higher education students. An annual survey from online program manager Learning House and Aslanian Market Research breaks down that population. More than half (53%) of college students enrolled online are doing so to change careers, while 18% are preparing for their first professional job.  The large majority (84%) of current and [...]

2019-06-27T10:19:25-04:00June 27th, 2019|

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|

Next Steps for Pair of Chamber Priority Bills in Education and Workforce Development

House Bill 1002 (Career and Technical Education Matters), authored by Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville), was heard in the Senate Education and Career Development Committee this week. The measure takes various approaches aimed at educating more Hoosiers in the jobs demanded by today’s employers. The Chamber’s Jason Bearce testified, “If students take one of the two courses presented in this [...]

2019-03-15T12:58:41-04:00March 15th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  The Indiana Chamber of Commerce wants the state Legislature to take the next steps in skilling up the workforce and fast track a water plan for the state. These priorities were among those announced today at the business organization’s annual legislative preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead [...]

2018-11-19T13:33:08-04:00November 19th, 2018|

Tips for Building Up Girls on National STEM Day

We know science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) are important fields for Hoosiers to consider for our current and future workforce needs. On National STEM Day (that’s today!), one of Indiana’s home-grown technology companies offers tips on how to encourage more girls and women to advance in STEM fields. Brenda Stallings has led Matrix Integration as CEO and founder [...]

2018-11-08T12:15:40-04:00November 8th, 2018|

Mike Slocum Named New Executive Director for Indiana INTERNnet Internship Program

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  Ivy Tech Community College administrator Mike Slocum is the new executive director of Indiana INTERNnet, the statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Slocum is currently the executive director for career development, systems office, at Ivy Tech, where he provides oversight and guidance to the college’s 19 campus career development teams. His [...]

2018-10-23T12:52:50-04:00October 24th, 2018|

Different Kind of ‘Signing Day’ for Virginia School System

What if we treated technical and career education the same way we treated sports? While you likely won’t stand against the wall of a manufacturing floor and cheer on a person putting together components, one Virginia school is turning a long-time ritual of the sporting world into a celebration for students who are heading directly into their career paths. [...]

2018-08-06T12:36:00-04:00August 6th, 2018|