workforce development

Courtesy Indiana Career Connections and Talent

The Indiana Office of Career Connections and Talent designated Indianapolis's east side as the state’s latest 21st century talent region – a recognition awarded when several local agencies commit to work together to attract and develop skilled workers in the region.

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Ivy Tech Community College is making online job training modules free for 10,000 Hoosiers. It’s aimed at helping workers who have been furloughed or laid off permanently get skills before heading back into the workforce.

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The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet has finished a months-long process to create a comprehensive federally-funded workforce plan for the state. The cabinet formally voted via teleconference to approve the plan’s submission to the U.S. Department of Labor.

Bill To Make Major Child Labor Law Changes Advances

Mar 3, 2020
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A bill that would significantly reduce restrictions on teenage workers got one step closer to becoming law in the Indiana House on Monday. Among other things, it aims to remove student work permits by the summer of 2021. 

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Ivy Tech Community College announced a new apprenticeship program Wednesday that will place students in emerging career fields around internet-connected factory robots. It's being funded by a nearly $4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

RV Mechanic Program Graduates Its First Technicians

Feb 20, 2020
Justin Hicks / IPB News

Students from the first class at the RV Technical Institute in Elkhart completed their training Wednesday. The school opened in September to solve a shortage of certified RV mechanics. 

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Indiana employers that want to help employees with addiction now have access to new tools and support through a federally recognized assistance program.

Courtesy Brightmark Energy

An Indianapolis recycling company known for giving jobs to former prisoners recently partnered with an organization that turns plastic into fuel. RecycleForce will be supplying workers and thousands of tons of plastic to Brightmark Energy.

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At Pike High School in Indianapolis, nutrition teacher Kam Bontrager is guiding students through their last lab of the semester. The task for the day? Making smoothies. 

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LIFT Academy in Indianapolis has announced it’s registered a new apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor. It will train new aviation maintenance technicians and pay them for their time.