Governor Leads Career Council, Will Meet With Bond Agencies

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The Indiana Career Council is establishing a task force to review the functionality of the Indiana Workforce Intelligence System. Governor Mike Pence chaired the council's second meeting Monday and is headed to New York City Tuesday to meet with bond rating agencies. August 20, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS—Today, Governor Mike Pence chaired the second meeting of the Indiana Career Council, a 19-member board formed to increase coordination among those who work on the state’s education, job skills development and career training system.

The Career Council continued the review of in-depth skill gap analyses for Indiana and discussed the asset mapping project to aid in the Career Council’s strategic planning process. The Council passed a resolution to improve upon the coherence of data collection and reporting for the Annual Training Inventory called for in statute. New business included an overview and discussion of the Indiana Workforce Intelligence System (IWIS), followed by adoption of a resolution establishing a taskforce to analyze current functionality of the system and research best practices of longitudinal data systems across and beyond governmental agencies. Additionally, the Council adopted a resolution establishing a taskforce to research community college best practices.

Lt. Governor Sue Ellspermann and Jackie Dowd, Special Assistant for Workforce Innovation and Reform, joined Governor Pence for the meeting.

On July 9, the Governor named Joseph Loughrey, Gary Hobbs, Neil Pickett, and Dan Waldrop to the Council. Pat Kiely, Kevin Brinegar, and J.R. Gaylor were named Special Advisors to the Council. The next meeting of the Indiana Career Council will be held on Wednesday, September 25 at 11 a.m. EDT. Source: Office of the Indiana Governor

August 20, 2013

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INDIANAPOLIS—Governor Mike Pence headed to New York City today to showcase Indiana’s continued fiscal strength in a series of meetings with bond rating agencies.

“Indiana's credit rating is an important part of our fiscal foundation and our strategy to attract more good paying jobs to our state,” said Governor Pence. “While other states are struggling, Indiana is in a solid fiscal position with an honestly balanced budget that holds the line on spending and saves for the future. I look forward to sharing Indiana's plans for continued fiscal leadership and economic development with the nation's leading bond rating agencies this week."

Governor Pence will meet with Standard & Poor’s, Moody’s and Fitch. Chris Atkins, Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and other senior members of the Governor's finance team will join him.

Source: Office of the Indiana Governor