workforce development

A recent Brookings Institute study on growing cities across the nation highlighted South Bend, Indiana, alongside Nashville, St. Louis, and Boise, Idaho.

New Data Tool Arms Indiana Leaders With Statistics

May 31, 2019

The Indiana Office of Career Connections and Talent released a data tool Wednesday aimed at helping community organizations and policymakers understand trends in their region. It combines information from state and national sources.

Justin Hicks

Two Indianapolis-based foundations teamed up to study the value of certificates and other non-degree certifications.

Thousands of teachers are starting the process of renewing their teaching licenses before a new law goes into effect that requires educators to learn more about workforce and career-related needs for their students and communities.

Gov. Eric Holcomb presented a check to the 933 Corridor Improvement Association as part of the Next Level Trails initiative. (Justin Hicks/IPB News)
Justin Hicks

Gov. Eric Holcomb presented a ceremonial check Thursday to celebrate the funding of a connection between two trails in northern Indiana. It’s part of the first round of grants awarded by the state’s Next Level Trails initiative.

Inside Purdue University's new Manufacturing Design Laboratory, robots fabricate pieces, then hand them off to one another for testing – all without humans touching the parts. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
Samantha Horton

Numbers released this week showed widespread declines in manufacturing productivity across the country last year.

Gov. Eric Holcomb and legislators pose with students at Seymour High School after signing a career and technical education bill into law. (Zachary Herndon/WTIU)
Justin Hicks

Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a career and technical education bill into law Tuesday afternoon at a high school manufacturing center in Seymour, Indiana. 

John Affleck-Graves, executive vice president of Notre Dame, addresses an audience on Friday at the grant announcement in Elkhart, Indiana.
Justin Hicks

The University of Notre Dame announced Friday, April 26, that it was awarded a $42.4 million grant from the Lilly Endowment. They’ll use that money to partner with businesses in the South Bend - Elkhart area that promote workforce and economic growth.

A bill that would overhaul career and technical education across the state passed the general assembly Tuesday night. It would create several changes if signed by the governor.

The SkillsUSA competition at the Indiana State Fairgrounds on April 20, 2019. (Justin Hicks/IPB News)
Justin Hicks

Students from dozens of Indiana high schools competed at the state fairgrounds over the weekend. The event tested their leadership, career and technical skills.