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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+00:00November 19th, 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|

Chamber Announcements: Jason Bearce Named New VP for Education and Workforce Development; Apply Now for Best Places to Work in Indiana Program

Jason Bearce Named New VP for Education and Workforce Development Jason Bearce is the Indiana Chamber’s new vice president of education and workforce development. 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 officially joins the [...]

2018-08-27T13:35:37+00:00August 27th, 2018|

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+00:00August 9th, 2018|

Apprenticeships Taking Center Stage

In 2017, there were more than 533,000 apprentices participating in nearly 22,500 apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeships and Community Colleges: Do They Have a Future Together is a recent report from the American Enterprise Institute. Below is a summary: Most of today’s college students view having suc­cess in the workplace, earning a decent salary, and having a fulfilling career as key reasons [...]

2018-06-29T16:12:51+00:00June 29th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber and Ivy Tech Community College Announce Exclusive Partnership to Aid Workforce Needs

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  Many Hoosiers looking for a jumpstart to begin or finish their postsecondary education now have a new opportunity through their employers. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Ivy Tech Community College in the Achieve Your Degree program to provide discounted tuition exclusively for Indiana Chamber member companies and their full-time employees. A 5% discount will [...]

2018-05-06T14:07:25+00:00May 7th, 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+00:00March 9th, 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+00:00February 2nd, 2018|

Workforce Development Bill Comes Into Spotlight in the Senate

Bill # and Title: SB 50 – Workforce Development: Career and Technical Education Author: Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) Summary: Establishes the Pell Grant Review Committee to study the requirements for the award of a Pell grant. Provides an income tax credit to an individual who relocates to Indiana to accept employment with an Indiana employer in a high demand, [...]

2018-01-26T14:41:08+00:00January 26th, 2018|