STATEHOUSE (Feb. 21, 2019) – A bill authored by State Sen. John Ruckelshaus (R-Indianapolis) that would establish the Let Indiana Work for You Program today passed the Senate unanimously.
Under Senate Bill 93, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, in coordination with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development and Indiana Economic Development Corporation, would be required to create the Let Indiana Work for You Program to help retain talent in Indiana.
Through the program, students attending colleges and universities in Indiana would be provided with information about workforce opportunities and the benefits of living and working in Indiana after graduating.
“Last year, more than 300,000 students enrolled in our state’s higher education institutions and nearly 230,000 of these students were from Indiana, and more than 75,000 were from out of state,” Ruckelshaus said. “This program would help inform hundreds of thousands of students in our state’s higher education institutions about career opportunities as well as encourage them to live in the Hoosier state after graduating. We need to retain young talent in Indiana, and the Let Indiana Work for You Program would help accomplish that.”
SB 93 will now move to the House of Representatives for consideration.
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