Indiana will need to fill more than 1 million jobs over the next decade. Of those million jobs, more than a third will be new or growth occupations within the state. Organizing through Indiana Sector Partnerships addresses the employers' challenge to find skilled workers to meet their current and future needs by aligning and leveraging resources.
A sector strategy is a partnership of multiple employers within a critical industry that brings together education, economic development, workforce systems and community organizations to identify and collaboratively meet workforce needs of the industry within a regional labor market. The below visual highlights the stakeholder relationship for Indiana Sector Partnerships:
The Indiana Sector Partnerships team in collaboration with the State Workforce Innovation Council (SWIC) and various stakeholders have adopted the above definition for sector partnerships, a common framework and stage development for sector partnership conversations and implementation.
Below is a map highlighting Indiana's sector partnerships which are in three stages of formation: Exploring (beginning), Emerging (intermediate) and Operational (fully active). This map will be regularly updated to reflect additional partnerships as they form and launch.
Indiana Sector Partnerships (Updated May 2019)
|Region||Stage||Sector Partnership Name|
|1||Operational||Northwest Indiana Healthcare Consortium|
|1||Operational||Northwest Indiana Manufacturing Consortium|
|2||Emerging||Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (R2 AMP)|
|2||Emerging||Elkhart Advanced Manufacturing Partnership|
|2||Operational||IT Sector Partnership|
|3||Operational||Adams-Wells Manufacturing Alliance|
|3||Operational||Grant's Got Talent|
|3||Operational||Noble County Manufacturing and Education Alliance|
|4||Operational||Skill Up Alliance|
|5||Exploring||Boone County Advanced Manufacturing|
|6||Operational||Jay-Blackford Manufacturing Council|
|8||Exploring||ROI Advanced Manufacturing|
|8||Emerging||ROI Life Sciences|
|9||Operational||EcO Advanced Manufacturing Network|
|9||Operational||EcO Healthcare Network|
|9||Emerging||EcO IT Network|
|9||Exploring||Southeast Indiana Trucking and Logistics Consortium (Indiana DriveTrain)|
|10||Operational||Metro Manufacturing Alliance|
|10||Exploring||Region 10 Transportation and Logistics|
|10||Exploring||Region 10 Construction|
|11||Operational||Tri-State Manufacturers' Alliance|
For more information and questions, please contact Bryon Silk, Executive Director of Business Services, Indiana Department of Workforce Development, BSilk@dwd.IN.gov.