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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 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 [...]

2018-11-28T17:47:33-04:00November 29th, 2018|

Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

The Indiana Chamber 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 our annual Legislative Preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead to the 2019 session. The event [...]

2018-11-19T15:43:17-04:00November 19th, 2018|

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|

Taking Employee Skills to the ‘Next Level’

Over the next decade, more than one million jobs must be filled in Indiana. Governor Holcomb recently announced enhancements to the Employer Training Grant component of the Next Level Jobs initiative, which prepares Hoosiers for positions in high-demand industry sectors. What’s different? As of May 1, the reimbursement amount per new employee jumped from $2,500 to $5,000. The cap per employer also doubled – [...]

2018-06-28T17:46:30-04:00June 8th, 2018|

Mega Workforce Bills Significantly Amended; High School Diploma Measures Nearing Floor Votes; Teacher Licensure Measure Has Issues But Includes Chamber-supported Language

Workforce Development Bills Significantly Amended Bill # and Title: SB 50 – Workforce Development: Career and Technical Education Author: Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) Summary: Establishes the College and Career Funding Review Committee. Requires the review committee to study certain issues and to submit a report to the Governor and Legislative Council concerning the results of the study. Provides that [...]

2018-02-02T13:37:20-04:00February 2nd, 2018|