Employers can get information about careers and technical education students in new tool
The Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet shares student contact information, on a voluntary basis, with companies looking to hire. Launch of the Connector tool for employers in vocational and technical education (CTE) at the start of the school year.
When students enroll in statewide CTE courses, they can enroll or opt out of information sharing. For students who choose to enroll, companies will be able to request this data, depending on the types of courses students are taking.
PJ McGrew, executive director of the workforce cabinet, said students may get jobs while in school or be better placed for job offers after graduation. Meanwhile, employers struggling to find workers may have a new tool to fill their ranks.
“You know, as we deal with this manpower issue, there might be a talent pool in our backyard that we’re not really using to the best of our ability,” he said. .
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McGrew notes that there are still a few flaws in the database, but around six companies have already shown interest in the data.