Improving our state’s workforce has been and will continue to be a top priority for our state, as more than one million jobs are expected to open in Indiana over the next decade when more baby boomers retire and additional companies choose to grow or locate in our state.
State Senator Randy Head said, “During the 2018 session, the Senate and House of Representatives authored bills that work together to enhance our workforce development efforts, and Governor Eric Holcomb included the topic on his 2018 agenda.”
Senate Enrolled Act 50 improves how workforce development is overseen in Indiana by creating the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet. This will replace the previous 43-member workforce governing body with a more nimble, decisive and accountable board that will streamline the job-training efforts. SEA 50 also increases students’ access to career coaches to help them identify career paths.
House Enrolled Act 1002 works to skill up Hoosiers by expanding eligibility for job-training programs and reimbursing employers for the training necessary to fill high-need jobs.
Both of these bills were recently signed into law by Governor Holcomb.
To watch a video that further explains our workforce development efforts, click here.