INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb is attending his first meeting of the American Workforce Policy Advisory Board in Washington D.C. today, where he will announce that more Hoosiers are achieving education and training beyond high school. Holcomb says the rise is, in part, due to his Next Level Jobs initiative.

According to data from Lumina Foundation, the number of Hoosiers with higher education reached 43.4 percent in 2018, bringing Indiana closer to its 60 percent attainment goal by 2025. Next Level Jobs provides tuition-free certificates in high-demand fields and funding for employers who hire, train and retain new employees.

“Indiana’s greatest asset is our people, and my focus is on ensuring all Hoosiers have the tools they need to find meaningful work and careers,” Holcomb said in a news release. “I’m thrilled to see Indiana gaining ground. We will continue to support those seeking education and training, so that everyone has a pathway to success."