Workforce Data Explained: Making Data Work for Business in Indiana

September 16, 2015

WDQC interviewed Carol O. Rogers, Deputy Director of the Indiana Business Research Center, about the critical role data play in aligning education with industry demand. This video is the fourth in a series that showcases how states are using education, training and workforce data to advance their skilled workforce.

Background information and resources:

  • The Indiana Business Research Center is part of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.
  • The Indiana Career Council is a government initiative that focuses on the coordination of various participants in the education, skills development and career training system. See WDQC’s blog post on the Indiana Career Council’s first statewide analysis of occupational supply and demand data.
  • In 2014, House Enrolled Act (HEA) No. 1003 mandated the bringing together of data from K-12 schools, colleges, the state’s workforce development agency, and businesses to enable trend analysis and help schools adapt to employer needs. HEA 1003 also transferred administration and oversight of the longitudinal data system from the Indiana Career Council to a governance committee and a governor-appointed executive director.
  • Indiana Network of Knowledge (INK), Indiana’s statewide longitudinal data system.
  • WDQC’s survey of Indiana in 2014: Mastering the Blueprint.

See other videos in the Workforce Data Explained series from Arkansas, Minnesota, and Mississippi.