Markle Foundation’s Skillful Initiative Welcomes 35 Career Coaches From Indiana for its First Convening Governor’s Coaching Corps
INDIANAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skillful Indiana, a Markle Foundation initiative, today welcomed 35 exceptional career coaches from across Indiana for the first convening of the Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps, an 8-month training and leadership development program. The program is designed to strengthen and support Indiana’s career coaching professionals so they can serve Indiana job seekers more effectively in a changing economy. The participants represent a diverse mix of organizations: public workforce centers, adult educational institutions, K-12 schools and non-profits from all 12 Indiana workforce regions. Together they serve approximately 3500 individuals per month, including dislocated workers, veterans, the underemployed and first-time job seekers.
“I am proud of Indiana’s talented career development professionals who play a pivotal role in our workforce and education communities,” Gov. Holcomb said in announcing the program in January. “With Skillful Indiana launching the Skillful Governor’s Coaching Corps, Hoosiers will have access to career coaches who will offer new tools, resources and training opportunities so job seekers can flourish in a changing economy.”
The role of career coaches is increasingly important as technology transforms the economy, upends sectors and reshapes jobs. Career coaches help job seekers and incumbent employees recognize the skills they have, the training they may need, and the employment opportunities within their reach. They also help employers see the talent in their own communities and inspire employees and job seekers to become lifelong learners who can keep pace with the evolving needs of a digital economy...