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Indiana Sectors Summit: Oct. 19 & 20, 2016
The purpose of the Indiana Sectors Summit is to grow and expand sector partnerships across Indiana, as well as continue to explore how we utilize sector partnerships as the vehicle to develop industry-driven career pathways in Indiana. The two-day event in Carmel will launch the Indiana Sector Partnership Initiative and include panels and breakout sessions around the topics of sector partnerships, pathways and work-and-learn.
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 Remain at All-time Highs
Indiana set all-time highs in total labor force (3,379,290) and total number of employed (3,226,385) as the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 4.5 percent in the month of August. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force, a measure of Hoosiers employed or seeking employment, has increased 78,756 – with 77,113 finding employment – since the start of the year and by nearly 200,000 since January 2013....read 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)...read more