The major change this year is to replace the existing State Workforce Innovation Council with a new board that legislative leaders hope will be smaller and more nimble.
The House Ways and Means committee on Tuesday made big changes before unanimously passing Senate Bill 50.
House Speaker Brian Bosma said Thursday that the idea in House Bill 1002—part of a larger proposed retooling of the state's workforce development system—hasn't garnered enough support.
EmployIndy’s goal is to reach 6,000 young people with job-training and education programs during the next two years.
Pushing the discussion to next year is likely to frustrate advocates in the business community who believe lawmakers have toiled long enough on the workforce development system, making incremental changes year after year.
Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office says Indiana will be the second state to adopt The Last Mile coding program, which seeks to give inmates in-demand job skills and keep them out of the corrections system.
Faced with a shortage of skilled workers to fill some available jobs, legislators have proposed myriad bills this session aimed at tackling the issue and improving the effectiveness of the state’s system.
Ivy Tech Community College has a five-year goal to grow enrollment by more than 25 percent and more than double the number of degrees and certificates it awards each year.
State Sen. John Ruckelshaus has introduced a bill that would provide a state tax credit to employers that give minimum-wage workers a pay raise after they complete a training program.
More than half of the students in Kenzie Academy’s first coding class—launching in January—will finance their education using income-share agreements, a concept that has been lauded by Purdue President Mitch Daniels.
In a partnership with the Indianapolis-Marion County Forensic Services Agency, UIndy criminal justice students will be able to comb through mock crime scenes in a realistic setting.
AgriNovus Indiana wants to get the word out on the state’s agbiosciences efforts and the opportunities they offer across several agricultural and technological sectors.
More than 7,300 claims of fraud came from students who attended the now-defunct Carmel-based ITT Technical Institute chain.
Gov. Eric Holcomb said there would be “no more stove-pipe approach,” referring to criticisms by some legislative leaders that the workforce development system is convoluted and divided into isolated silos.
The “Grow with Google” tour will offer free workshops and one-on-one coaching for job seekers, students, teachers and entrepreneurs.
Announced Monday, the state training grant program would provide up to $2,500 per employee to companies that hire, train and retain workers for at least six months.
As the incoming secretary of career connections and talent, Milo faces the task of unifying and clarifying a system that has been described by top Indiana leaders as disjointed.
Blair Milo joins an administration that is beginning to see the challenges of the state’s near-record-low unemployment rate. A growing group of business leaders say they’re coming up short as they seek out more skilled workers to fill available jobs.
The jobs training initiative is aimed at millions of Americans who could consider apprenticeships instead of four-year college degrees, which can leave them struggling to pay off student loans.