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Workforce Development Week Highlights Career Pathway Resources in Marion County

Posted on August 30th, 2016 in Press Releases

Indianapolis, IN – EmployIndy, Marion County’s workforce development board, invites all partners, community organizations, employers and residents to celebrate Workforce Development Week to showcase the variety of career growth opportunities in the area.

September is national Workforce Development Month, as declared by the National Association of Workforce Boards and to show support, Governor Pence has declared that September 1-7 be Workforce Development Week for the State of Indiana. The goal of this week is to bring awareness to both residents and employers in the state around career pathway development through education, training and experience. Locally, EmployIndy is participating by highlighting work being done by the entire workforce ecosystem to show the stages and touchpoints of career development beginning with an entry level job and proceeding to a high-demand, high-wage career.

“Through strategic partnerships with industry, education and community organizations, our workforce ecosystem is nimble, flexible and adaptable, generating economic opportunity for businesses and job seekers in our community,” said Angela Carr Klitzsch, EmployIndy’s president and CEO. “Workforce development is an economic program that, in the process of helping businesses grow, can affect the greater welfare of society, and we invite everyone to take this opportunity to show how vast the resources and opportunities are in our region.”

Community organizations providing career development resources and services are invited to open their doors to more residents and share their success stories on social media using #WorkforceDevelopmentWeek and #First7Jobs. Residents are encouraged to look for these identifiers to gain information on available touchpoints in their neighborhoods. Employers are also invited to share their employee training and retention programs as well during Workforce Development Week.

Media inquiries regarding workforce development programs and local partnerships should be directed to Brian Van Bokkelen, EmployIndy’s communications manager.

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About EmployIndy
EmployIndy is a Marion County nonprofit organization that provides expertise, identifies tools and prioritizes resources to develop, create or find the best talent needed to power the Marion County economy. Guided by a 21-member board composed of business, civic, education and nonprofit community leaders, EmployIndy guides the investment of public and private funds to meet the needs of Indianapolis businesses and residents. For more information visit www.EmployIndy.org.