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About the Cabinet

The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet (GWC) was formed to ensure a talent-driven education and workforce system by addressing current and future needs for Indiana employers and individuals; strengthen Indiana’s economy by integrating state and federal resources,; and provide strategic alignment for state agencies and organizations driving workforce, education and economic development.

Members are appointed by the Governor and include business and community leaders, education leaders from K-12 and postsecondary institutions, Indiana lawmakers and leaders from state agencies. Members represent Indiana’s 12 economic growth regions and key industry sectors.

Indiana's Strategic Workforce Plan

In 2020, the Governor's Workforce Cabinet led the development of Indiana's Strategic Workforce Plan. Indiana’s first submission of a four-year Combined WIOA Plan allows us to take a more holistic approach to our state’s talent development system as we work towards better integration across the system. In the past, Indiana's state plan only covered the six “core” formula grant programs authorized under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), but the Combined Plan incorporates and integrates several additional federal and state programs that impact the workforce development system.

A Better Future for Every Hoosier: Indiana’s Strategic Workforce Plan
Federally required updates and modifications are submitted annually to the U.S. Department of Labor

The Combined Plan puts Hoosiers first by focusing on individuals and their needs, rather than segmented by program or funding stream. This human-centered approach allows us to examine the alignment of programs from the needs of each of our selected target populations.

GWC will use comprehensive strategies to ensure return on investment for Hoosiers as we work to improve an individual’s experience with Indiana’s talent development system. These strategies will assist the Cabinet in improving the outcomes for all target populations and provide employers the talent needed to grow and diversify the workforce.

Office of Career Technical Education (CTE)

The Office of Career Technical Education is housed under the Governor's Workforce Cabinet, with a mission to ensure Indiana offers an education system of high quality and equity for the academic achievement and career preparation of all Indiana students. Students in Indiana’s secondary CTE programs will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities needed for success in postsecondary education and economically viable career opportunities. More information about CTE may be found at