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Thursday, July 18, 2019 (Updated)

The Governor's Workforce Cabinet is pleased to provide an updated documents list for those wishing to apply for the Workforce Diploma Reimbursement Program:


Monday, July 15, 2019 (Updated)

The Governor's Workforce Cabinet is pleased to provide an updated documents list for those wishing to apply for the Local Career Coaching Grant:


Friday, May 17, 2019

Please follow this link to the document prepared by the Governor's Workforce Cabinet regarding professional growth point language in HEA1002.  


Wednesday, February 20, 2019

RFI 0119.  Please find answers to questions submitted regarding RFI 0119 here.  Please see full RFI for further deadlines and submission requirements.  


For Immediate Release: 

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Calling All Indiana Career Coaches!

Applications are currently open for the Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps, a free professional development program in partnership with Skillful Indiana and Governor Holcomb’s Workforce Cabinet designed to strengthen and support exceptional career coaching professionals so they are better equipped to connect Hoosiers to effective training opportunities and quality jobs. Selected participants will receive in-depth skills development, one-on-one leadership coaching, and access to a network of peers and leaders in high-demand, high-wage industries. Participating coaches will also form action teams to contribute their skills and experience to develop solutions to some of the biggest challenges facing Indiana’s workforce, and will have the opportunity to present their recommendations to the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet for potential adoption. To learn more and apply, visit here.


For Immediate Release:

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

The Cabinet released an RFI to gain information on an innovative, interactive, targeted approach to facilitation communications, and strategy for efficient implementation of the State Combined plan under WIOA. To view the full RFI please click here or visit the IODA website RFI 0119. 


For Immediate Release:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb, the Markle Foundation, and Microsoft Announce Skillful Indiana: Bringing New Investment, Partners and Innovation to Indiana’s Next Level Workforce Agenda

For Immediate Release:

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Taking Indiana's Workforce to the 'Next Level'


For Immediate Release:

Monday, June 11, 2018

Indiana receives federal waiver to implement the state’s workforce plan

INDIANAPOLIS (June 11, 2018) – Gov. Eric J. Holcomb on Friday received a letter from the U.S. Department of Labor indicating a waiver he requested on March 23 has been approved. The waiver allows the new Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to fill the role of the state’s federally-mandated workforce development board. The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet was created in the 2018 legislative session within Senate Enrolled Act 50 and outlines a smaller group with more authority to drive collaboration among employers and state and local partners.

“We are working to build a workforce system that gets more Hoosiers into training and better jobs,” Gov. Holcomb said. “The streamlined structure of the new Governor’s Workforce Cabinet lets us quickly react to changes in the economy and meet the needs of employees and employers. I’m grateful to Secretary Acosta for recognizing that states like Indiana can best innovate when given the flexibility to do so.”

The letter received Friday from the U.S. Department of Labor is linked here.

According to the letter, “ETA [the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor] reviewed the State’s waiver request and plan and has determined that the requirements requested to be waived impede the ability of Indiana to implement its plan to improve the workforce development system. Therefore, ETA approves this waiver for Program Years 2018 through 2020.”

Read about the governor’s waiver request submitted in March online here.

The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet builds on Gov. Holcomb’s Next Level Jobs initiative. Launched in August 2017,  Next Level Jobs connects Hoosiers with the skills and training they need to enter fulfilling, high-demand, high-wage jobs as quickly as possible. The program drives money to adult workers and Indiana employers to cover the cost of training and education. Whether you’re a Hoosier looking for a better-paying job or an employer looking for a better-skilled workforce, Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative can help. Learn more at NextLevelJobs.org.