Jason Bearce has been named the vice president of education and workforce development for the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. He has spent his nearly 20-year professional career with the Indiana Department of Education and Indiana Commission for Higher Education, most recently serving as senior associate commissioner at CHE.
Bearce will lobby for state education and workforce policy, coordinating the Indiana Chamber’s newly-created Institute for Workforce Excellence and serving as management liaison with the board of Indiana INTERNnet, the statewide resource for internship opportunities.
He has contributed to significant education policy changes during his career, including establishing high school graduation pathways aligned with the state’s workforce needs, reforming Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program to increase college completion and career readiness, and launching Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Jobs initiative.
Bearce earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and his MBA from WGU Indiana. His involvement in the community has included serving as the board president for an Indianapolis charter school and a mentor through Starfish Initiative.
By Mike McCarty Chief Executive Officer, Safe Hiring Solutions
Every time there’s a shooting at a school or a workplace, the arguments begin. We need more police officers stationed in the buildings. We need to arm teachers or encourage employees to carry handguns. We should invest in smokescreen systems or bulletproof partitions. Everyone should hide from the shooter. Everyone should run from the shooter. Everyone should confront the shooter. It’s healthy that we’re discussing safety, but unfortunately, we’re talking...
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