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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|

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+00:00 June 8th, 2018|

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

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 apply to a company’s [...]

2018-05-11T13:17:00+00:00 May 11th, 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 March 9th, 2018|

Workforce Development Bills Significantly Amended Again, Remain a Work in Progress

Bill # and Title: SB 50 – Workforce Development: Career and Technical Education (CTE) Author: Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) Summary: Establishes the college and career funding review committee and requires the review committee to study certain issues and to submit a report to the Governor and the Legislative Council. Establishes the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to develop, not later than [...]

2018-03-02T13:47:57+00:00 March 2nd, 2018|

Mega Workforce Bills Still Need Work; High School Diploma Measures Pass

Mega Workforce Development Bills Switch Sides – Still Need Some Work 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 [...]

2018-02-09T14:19:43+00:00 February 9th, 2018|

Chamber, Wellness Council Team With Governor to Assist Employers in Battling Opioid Epidemic

It’s official! The Indiana Chamber and Wellness Council of Indiana are joining forces with Gov. Eric Holcomb and his administration in its effort to combat the opioid epidemic. Today’s announcement: the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative. The impact of drug abuse on Hoosiers, families and communities has been well documented. Those negative consequences of individual addiction have spread to the [...]

2018-02-09T13:23:39+00:00 February 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+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|