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Governor Holcomb Appointed to President Trump’s Workforce Policy Advisory Board

Today, Governor Eric Holcomb was appointed to serve on President Donald J. Trump’s new American Workforce Policy Advisory Board.

The board, which will be co-chaired by Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump and Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross, will play an important role in helping make sure all Americans can participate in today’s booming economy. Governor Holcomb and the board will provide advice and recommendations to top leaders in the Trump Administration on strategies to combat the nation’s skills crisis and better prepare the American workforce for today’s 21st century jobs.

“Ensuring our country has a skilled and ready workforce is the defining issue of the decade, and we don’t have a day to waste,” said Governor Holcomb.

Indiana is laser-focused on preparing the Hoosier workforce for today’s high-wage, in-demand jobs. It’s probably why Governor Holcomb was one of just two governors selected to join this task force – and serve alongside the CEOs of major U.S. companies like Apple, Walmart, Lockheed Martin, Home Depot and Siemens.

Under Governor Holcomb’s leadership, we’re already seeing more Hoosiers getting skilled-up for high-wage jobs. In 2018 alone, nearly 9,000 Hoosiers enrolled in a certificate-oriented training program through Next Level Jobs, helping them gain the credentials needed for a better job.

That’s while another 17,000 Hoosiers who previously started college came back to finish degrees, and thousands more Hoosiers were trained on-the-job through Employer Training Grants.

And while Indiana has made progress in helping Hoosiers skill-up, there’s still more work to be done.

“But for all our progress, we still have a long way to go. Cracking this code will demand the greatest focus and collaboration, and I am excited to join the nation’s top leaders in this endeavor,” said Governor Holcomb.

To learn more about the advisory board, click here.