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Wide-Ranging Bill That Includes Career-Technical Education Heard in Committee

House Bill 1629 – Various Education Matters Authored by Rep. Robert Behning (R-Indianapolis) Bills includes several provisions aligned with Indiana Chamber policy priorities, including expansion of state-supported internships and career-technical education (CTE) programming for high school students and a new high school graduation requirement designed to increase student access to financial aid for further education and workforce training. Chamber [...]

2019-02-15T14:31:06+00:00February 15th, 2019|

AT&T Seeking Companies Working on the Skills Gap

Attention those working in the education and technology start-up space! AT&T is looking for you to join the new AT&T Skills Building Challenge, created to help address the nation’s growing skills gap. Companies that work on solutions to prepare students for careers in the STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields are encouraged to apply for $125,000 in funding [...]

2019-01-28T18:02:54+00:00January 29th, 2019|

Tech Talk: Security, Tech Policy and a Whole Lot More

Two days. Twenty-seven sessions. Nearly 50 speakers – including state and federal experts in their fields. It's all part of the Cyber Technology Conference and Policy Summit taking place January 8-9 in downtown Indianapolis. The Indiana Chamber offers a number of educational programs throughout the year, but there may well be no better way for technology and innovation leaders [...]

2018-12-12T11:17:57+00:00December 12th, 2018|

Chamber Forms Institute for Workforce Excellence

You talked and we listened – and have responded. Indiana business leaders have communicated about their talent challenges and the resulting impediment to business growth. To assist, the Indiana Chamber has formed the Institute for Workforce Excellence. “This is clearly the top issue impacting companies in Indiana and beyond,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “The Institute [...]

2018-12-03T11:21:56+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Employer Survey: Workforce Challenges Mount; Organization Forms Workforce Institute

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Two concerning five-year trends in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce annual employer survey demonstrate the workforce challenges that are impacting Hoosier companies. In response, the Indiana Chamber has formed the Institute for Workforce Excellence, which is “dedicated to helping businesses attract, develop and retain” the talent they need. “It’s impossible to have any business conversation in 2018 without [...]

2018-11-28T17:47:33+00:00November 29th, 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+00:00November 8th, 2018|

Tech Talk: If You’ve Got Questions, Here Are Some Answers

While we often focus here on the tools and resources that allow companies to start and grow, those new and expanding (and really all) organizations eventually face some human resources challenges. Appropriately dealing with those situations is important to continued success. The Indiana Chamber works with leading attorneys and issue experts to make available a library of leading Indiana-specific [...]

2018-11-08T10:06:05+00:00November 8th, 2018|

Getting to Know: Jason Bearce

Employers across the state are struggling to find qualified workers. As the Chamber’s new vice president of education and workforce development, Jason Bearce will partner with members and others in these fields to help bridge the gap. Jason shares a few of his passions and past-times. What excites you most about your role at the Chamber? “I spent almost [...]

2018-10-29T11:08:04+00:00October 29th, 2018|

Chamber’s Annual Legislative Preview With Caucus Leaders Set for November 19

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Hoosiers can get a sneak peek of the upcoming General Assembly session at the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s Legislative Preview on November 19. At the event, sponsored by Ice Miller LLP, the four caucus leaders are slated to participate in a question and answer session on how they see the 2019 session playing out. In addition, the Indiana [...]

2018-10-15T10:02:00+00:00October 15th, 2018|