[r88] Speaker Bosma statement on Indiana Career Council (7/9/2013)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Start Date: 7/9/2013 Start Time: 11:50 AM

STATEHOUSE – “The launching of the Indiana Career Council (ICC) will provide Hoosier workers with the tools they need to succeed in today’s globally dynamic marketplace. With nearly one-third of the state’s workforce lacking the necessary skills to succeed in our economy, we made a commitment last November to address this issue and today marks another significant step towards honoring that commitment.

“I developed the ICC legislation to help address the skills gap in order to better prepare Hoosiers to compete in today’s competitive economy by bringing together principal stakeholders in the state’s workforce training and career preparation. We know that job opportunities are integral to our state’s continued success and those opportunities must be met with a highly educated workforce.

“As Indiana’s pro-business climate continues to attract companies to expand and relocate here, I look forward to the strides the ICC will make in unifying our fragmented system to better address the skills gap and the challenges faced by the underemployed.”

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