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Chamber Welcomes Jason Bearce as New VP for Education and Workforce Development

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Jason Bearce is the new vice president of education and workforce development for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Bearce has spent his nearly 20-year professional career with the Indiana Department of Education and Indiana Commission for Higher Education (CHE), most recently serving as the senior associate commissioner at CHE. Bearce will officially join the Indiana Chamber on [...]

2018-08-09T08:52:05+00:00 August 9th, 2018|

Tech Talk: Women to Take Center Stage

IWiT will be in the news often in the coming days and weeks. But for much more than the second annual Indy Women in Tech Championship LPGA golf tournament taking place at the Brickyard Crossing from August 16-19. The tournament features 144 of the world's leading professional golfers competing for $2 million in prize money at the Indianapolis Motor [...]

2018-08-08T13:50:11+00:00 August 9th, 2018|

States Require Mental Health Instruction in Schools

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shares a shocking statistic in a June report: the suicide rate in the United States rose by a quarter between 1999 and 2016. A number of celebrity deaths from suicide have brought the issue to the forefront of public discussion in recent months. Two states – New York and Virginia – are [...]

2018-08-08T09:28:06+00:00 August 8th, 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+00:00 August 6th, 2018|

Focus on Mental Health, Opioid Impact at 2018 Indiana Health & Wellness Summit September 6-7

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Mental health and the impact of the opioid epidemic on the workforce augment a robust lineup of educational breakout sessions at the upcoming 2018 Indiana Health & Wellness Summit on September 6-7 in downtown Indianapolis. The two-day summit is one of the largest annual gatherings of wellness professionals in the state and is a partnership between the Indiana [...]

2018-07-26T10:08:46+00:00 July 26th, 2018|

Commission for Higher Ed: New Data Indicate More Indiana High School Students Are Ready for College

According the 2018 College Readiness Report released by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education on Thursday, Indiana high school graduates are more prepared for college than ever before. The report shows that while the number of high school graduates who go directly to college continues to hold steady at around 64%, those who choose to pursue postsecondary education are [...]

2018-06-15T12:58:36+00:00 June 15th, 2018|

Achieve Your Degree (and Save Money) With Indiana Chamber Discount

Many of the adults in Indiana with some or no postsecondary education are already working at companies or organizations that are desperate for a pipeline of talent to grow their businesses. Those companies need to look no further than their own employee base with assistance from Ivy Tech Community College and its Achieve Your Degree program (plus a tuition [...]

2018-06-29T12:46:40+00:00 June 11th, 2018|

General Statehouse: Where Key Bills Stand

The 2018 Indiana legislative session is in the home stretch with an end date of this coming Wednesday. Another select group of business-related bills crossed the finish line this week (and last) and are ultimately headed to the Governor’s desk. Others are bound for conference committee to resolve differences between the House and Senate versions. Meanwhile, two bills saw [...]

2018-03-09T11:36:18+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Federal Relations: Young Calls for Affordability in Higher Education, Highlights Income Share Agreements

This week, Indiana Sen. Todd Young participated in the fourth of a series of hearings focused on reauthorizing the Higher Education Act. During the hearing in the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, Young highlighted the need for affordability in our higher education system that is becoming increasingly out of reach for many Americans. Over the last [...]

2018-02-09T14:04:31+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Talks Workforce Needs, Impact of Opioid Addiction as 2018 Legislative Session Begins

(INDIANAPOLIS) — As the 2018 General Assembly gets underway, the Indiana Chamber is highlighting three big issues expected to be debated in the coming days and weeks: workforce needs, the opioid crisis and smoking rates. Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar says, “We’ve done so well recently from an employment standpoint that we've almost outstripped our ability to hire [...]

2018-01-03T12:49:07+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|