Skills2Compete-Indiana Coalition.

The Skills2Compete-Indiana Coalition seeks to raise awareness of the need to train Indiana residents for middle-skill jobs, which make up the largest portion of Indiana's labor market, and advance policies to help more Hoosiers access education and training for these jobs.

Click here to contact Indiana Institute for Working Families, a program of Indiana Community Action Association, and convening organization of the Skills2Compete – Indiana Coalition. The Coalition is co-chaired by State Senator Dennis Kruse (District 14).

Key Partners

Major Efforts

Released Two-Year State Policy Platform and held press conference at the State’s Capitol on December 4, 2012. Platform includes recommendations for expanding financial aid for part-time students and implementing cross-agency credential measurement policy.

Advocated for passage of Senate Resolution 85 which calls on Indiana's State Workforce Investment Board, Division of Adult Education, and Office of Career and Technical Education to assess industry-recognized standards for middle-skill industry clusters to ensure that education and training programs in the state meet these standards.

In April 2011, helped advance Senate Resolution 85 requiring the State Workforce Investment Board, Division of Adult Education, and Office of Career and Technical Education to assess industry-recognized standards for middle-skill industry clusters to ensure that education and training programs meet these standards. With several co-sponsors, the Resolution was unanimously passed by the Senate Education and Career Development Committee and passage by the full Senate is expected. Read more.

In December 2010, released a new policy platform with recommendations for moving the Indiana closer towards realizing its full economic potential and addressing the realities of the 21st-Century economy and workforce.

With National Skills Coalition, released Indiana’s Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs in October 2010, generating widespread media coverage.

Publications and Resources

2013-2014 State Policy Platform
Skills2Compete – Indiana Coalition, November 2012

Testimony for Indiana Senate Resolution 85 | Press Release
National Skills Coalition, April 2011

Reports:

 Indiana's Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs: 2013
 National Skills Coalition, Skills2Compete-Indiana
 September 2013

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A Policy Strategy for Meeting the Demands of the 21st-Century Economy
National Skills Coalition and Indiana Institute for Working Families
December 2010

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Indiana's Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs
National Skills Coalition and Indiana Institute for Working Families
October 2010

Report | Press Release

 
 

Audio Briefings:

Listen to audio clips from a press conference about the release of Indiana's Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs report.

  • Introduction and Report Overview | Andrea Ray, Regional Field Director, National Skills Coalition
  • Campaign Lead | Sarah Downing, Research & Policy Analyst, Indiana Institute for Working Families, a program of Indiana Community Action Association
  • Employer Perspective | Jennifer Olson, Coordinator, Employee Education and Development, The Learning Alliance, Clarian Health Partners

Media List

  • Skills2Compete
  • In the News
  • In the States
  • Audio Updates