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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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Program Year 2016/2017: Expected Levels of Performance for Title I of WIOA and Wagner-Peyser Act
The State of Indiana’s proposed expected levels of performance for Program Year’s (PY) 2016 and 2017 for WIOA Title I programs and Wagner-Peyser Act programs are now available for public review and comment. These are the same targets identified in Appendix 1 in the State Plan submitted in April 2016. These proposed targets were developed using historical performance data for the past three years.

The proposed expected levels of performance will be used in the performance goal negotiation with the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) on August 10, 2016, in accordance with the process described in TEGL 26-15.  The state is required to make these proposed targets available to the public for review and comment. Please email all comments to by no later than 4:30 PM (Eastern) on August 5, 2016.

Occupational Demand Report (SEA 301): Cover Letter | Report
In accordance with Senate Enrolled Act No. 301, DWD was required to prepare an Occupational Demand Report. The report represents the expected workforce needs of Indiana employers for a ten-year projection, along with associated education and training that will be required to meet these workforce needs.  DWD prepared this report in consultation with the Commission for Higher Education, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana Works Council, as well as employer and labor organizations.

Labor Force, Employment Reach All-time Highs
Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted labor force is now at 3,373,371 and the number of employed is at 3,210,299 - both of which represent all-time highs for Indiana. The low unemployment rate combined with the record labor force brings Indiana’s Employment to Population Ratio to 62.3 percent. This ratio, which compares the proportion of the labor force currently employed to the total working-age population, is the highest recorded since July 2008 and nearly 3 percent higher than the current U.S. ratio of 59.6 full report

Partnership Offers Robotics Program for Indiana Elementary Schools
Governor Mike Pence and DWD Commissioner Steven J. Braun announced a new partnership with TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) to provide elementary schools across the state with robotics kits. This partnership will introduce Hoosier fourth and fifth graders to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) more

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