Today, Governor Mike Pence chaired the second meeting of the Indiana Career Council, a 19-member board formed to increase coordination among those who work on the state's education, job skills development and career training system.
The Career Council continued the review of in-depth skill gap analyses for Indiana and discussed the asset mapping project to aid in the Career Council's strategic planning process. The Council passed a resolution to improve upon the coherence of data collection and reporting for the Annual Training Inventory called for in statute. New business included an overview and discussion of the Indiana Workforce Intelligence System (IWIS), followed by adoption of a resolution establishing a taskforce to analyze current functionality of the system and research best practices of longitudinal data systems across and beyond governmental agencies. Additionally, the Council adopted a resolution establishing a taskforce to research community college best practices.
Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Jackie Dowd, Special Assistant for Workforce Innovation and Reform, joined Governor Pence for the meeting.
On July 9, the Governor named Joseph Loughrey, Gary Hobbs, Neil Pickett, and Dan Waldrop to the Council. Pat Kiely, Kevin Brinegar, and J.R. Gaylor were named Special Advisors to the Council. The next meeting of the Indiana Career Council will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at 11 a.m. EDT.