State's New Workforce Cabinet to Release Plans by August for "Career Navigation System"

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INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana's new workforce Cabinet has some homework coming due before the end of the year:

The 21-member panel will release a plan by August for a "career navigation" system to help Hoosiers who want a particular career to understand what credentials they'll need and how to get them.

And by October, the Cabinet will complete a long-awaited review of how well Indiana's multiple job-training programs are working, with a goal of shutting down the ones that aren't.

Chairman Danny Lopez says there may be different standards for measuring whether different programs are succeeding. But he says the panel will look at the number of degrees and certifications achieved, the wages graduates receive, how well the state has done inmaking people aware of each program, and whether there's duplication.

Lopez says the goal is to produce meaningful and sustainable changes in the training available for more than a million jobs expected to become available over the next decade.