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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|

Indiana Joins U.S. Chamber’s New Education and Workforce Initiative

The Indiana Chamber is one of 35 state and local chambers chosen to take part in a new national program aimed at addressing critical education and workforce issues. Sponsored by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Business Leads Fellowship Program will train and equip participants with resources, national expertise and a network of peers to build their capacity to [...]

2018-09-28T12:48:01+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Balancing Work and Learning

The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce has produced a long series of highly regarded research efforts. The latest focuses on the steeper challenges that low-income students face when it comes to combining work and college. Over the past half century, the relationship between working and learning has changed in profound ways that have made it more [...]

2018-09-12T10:54:15+00:00September 14th, 2018|

More School, More Learning

In limited circumstances, struggling schools try to escape that situation by lengthening the learning day. Such has been the case with Florida elementary schools. An analysis reveals reading improvements. Adam Tyner of the Fordham Institute writes: A new study from Northwestern University’s David Figlio and his co-authors at the American Institutes for Research presents new evidence that increased instruction time [...]

2018-09-12T10:34:26+00:00September 13th, 2018|