Industry, Education & Workforce Leaders Focus on Postsecondary Pathways
Over 100 educators and business leaders gathered on Tuesday, September 23 at Subaru of Indiana Automotive (SIA) for the Postsecondary Pathways: Connecting Education to Careers for Student Success. The event, co-hosted by the Indiana Youth Institute (IYI), CELL, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and the Indiana Works Councils, brought together panels of industry leaders and state education and workforce experts to discuss the well-paying opportunities that exist for Indianaâ€™s students in the advanced manufacturing and automotive sectors.
Indiana Chamber of Commerceâ€™s Derek Redelman began the event by highlighting a recent Chamber report that found nearly 40% of polled employers have reported leaving positions unfilled due to under-qualified applicants within the last year. Redelman stressed the need to have more conversations between educators and employers to better understand employer needs.