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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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Program Year 2016/2017: Expected Levels of Performance for Title I of WIOA and Wagner-Peyser Act
The State of Indiana’s proposed expected levels of performance for Program Year’s (PY) 2016 and 2017 for WIOA Title I programs and Wagner-Peyser Act programs are now available for public review and comment. These are the same targets identified in Appendix 1 in the State Plan submitted in April 2016. These proposed targets were developed using historical performance data for the past three years.

The proposed expected levels of performance will be used in the performance goal negotiation with the Employment and Training Administration (ETA) on August 10, 2016, in accordance with the process described in TEGL 26-15 (  The state is required to make these proposed targets available to the public for review and comment. Please email all comments to no later than 4:30 PM (Eastern) on August 5, 2016.

Occupational Demand Report (SEA 301): Cover Letter | Report
In accordance with Senate Enrolled Act No. 301, DWD was required to prepare an Occupational Demand Report. The report represents the expected workforce needs of Indiana employers for a ten-year projection, along with associated education and training that will be required to meet these workforce needs.  DWD prepared this report in consultation with the Commission for Higher Education, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana Works Council, as well as employer and labor organizations.

Labor Force Participation at Highest Point Since 2009
Nearly 13,000 more Hoosiers found employment in May 2016 than the previous month while the number of unemployed dropped by more than 5,000.  This positive ratio enabled Indiana’s labor force, a measure of Hoosiers employed or seeking employment, to continue its positive momentum and bring total labor force growth to more than 186,000 since January full report

Partnership Offers Robotics Program for Indiana Elementary Schools
Governor Mike Pence and DWD Commissioner Steven J. Braun announced a new partnership with TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) to provide elementary schools across the state with robotics kits. This partnership will introduce Hoosier fourth and fifth graders to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) more

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