Future of Indiana’s Workforce Summit to address talent pipeline

INDIANAPOLIS — Without a robust workforce, businesses will become hesitant to expand and relocate in Indiana – despite all the gains made in building the state’s economic climate. That’s why strong public programs and leadership from the private sector are essential for creating a highly skilled workforce.

To support these efforts, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s two-day Future of Indiana’s Workforce Summit October 25-26 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown will explore what must happen to foster a workforce for the new economy. 

Presented by Ivy Tech Community College, the summit will feature experts from various industries and governments sharing insights and information about building a strong talent pipeline of workers for the jobs of today and creating employer-led collaborations to address specific workforce needs. Other key takeaways center around using data to make decisions about training and hiring, as well as developing programs that let people learn new skills while gaining experience on the job.

Kevin Brinegar

“We are in a talent-driven competition. Ensuring the quality of our workforce is an ongoing focus of the Indiana Chamber’s policy efforts and it’s critical to securing our economic position locally and around the world,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “This summit will tackle the main obstacles and challenges and bring together many stakeholders.”

Agenda topics include: building talent pipelines through work-based learning; taking a skills-based approach to building the future workforce; hiring homegrown talent; eliminating barriers to workforce participation; career-connected learning and leveraging developments from the 2023 Indiana General Assembly; aligning talent supply and demand in Indiana; improving job quality; education finance; strategies and techniques for K-12 and higher education business partnerships; and mentoring the next generation of leaders.

The conference is ideal for human resources personnel, policy leaders, business owners, educators of all levels, and more.

The cost to attend is $599 for Indiana Chamber members, $699 for non-members, or $399 for those in the government and non-profit sectors. Register online at www.indianachamber.com/inworksummit or call (800) 824-6885.

The gold sponsor is Indiana Wesleyan University and silver sponsors are Butler University and Indiana Tech. The summit is presented in partnership with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.