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Lt. Governor Crouch: Workforce Training a Focus of Upcoming Session


MERRILLVILLE - Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch was in the Region Thursday talking to community members about the departments she oversees, infrastructure improvements and the main priorities of the upcoming 2018 Indiana legislative session.
"Workforce training, one of our pillars and one that's taken kind of a front seat in this particular upcoming session is preparing and training a 21st century workforce, so that they are prepared for the jobs, the high paying jobs that require the skills that we have today.  And so the governor has proposed and is creating a cabinet-level position to coordinate those efforts and to put more emphasis on workforce training."

Crouch says the governor is proposing to invert the current workforce training model.  Instead of directives coming from the state, from the top down, she says Governor Holcomb's administration now wants every Region to determine what kind of training is necessary and what is needed to meet the needs of its own employers in their areas and to employ their own local people.


Sharon Jackson is the local host of "All Things Considered" and a reporter for Lakeshore Public Radio. She has been with 89.1 FM since its launch in 2009. Sharon is also a radio DJ in Chicago, and has been since 2004. In her previous job at Metro Networks/Westwood One, she was heard on am 890 WLS, WGN radio 720 am and am 560 WIND. She has also delivered news and traffic reports on radio stations all over Chicago and the suburbs including 95.9 The River, 98.3 WCCQ and Star 96.7.
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