South Bend organizations in workforce and education got a boost from the Office of Career Connection and Talent and the governor’s office Friday. They were the fifth in Indiana to earn the title of “21st Century Talent Region.”
At the announcement, Career Connections and Talent Secretary Blair Milo credited the South Bend-Elkhart Regional Partnership with organizing programs that will create new workers and then connect them to jobs.
“Today really is a chance to celebrate this milestone of collecting a lot of these different pieces and a lot of the really critical work is already underway,” Milo says.
The regional strategy includes a number of community pride marketing campaigns and hopes to increase the number of young people using career and education programs by 2025. They hope the workers can fill a projected increase in jobs related to nursing, computer systems, and advanced manufacturing.