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January 31, 2018

WGU Indiana well positioned to support Gov. Holcomb.

“People. People. People.” These are the three words Governor Holcomb used to summarize his 2018 agenda and his goal of training Indiana workers to fill an estimated 85,000 currently vacant jobs. WGU Indiana applauds Governor Holcomb for his commitment to talent development and his goal of 25,000 Hoosiers returning to college for a degree. This is an exciting and a critical time in our state and our priority at WGU Indiana is making higher education accessible to more Hoosier adults.

In the accompanying video message, WGU Indiana Chancellor Allison Barber responds to Governor Holcomb’s state of the state address, voicing support for his vision and plan. “Hoosiers who have started down a certain career path sometimes realize that in order to excel or succeed for themselves, their families and their communities, they have to develop more skills. They have to have more competencies. WGU Indiana is exploring pathways that meet the needs of the more than 700,000 Hoosiers who started college, but didn’t finish. We know that the best predictor of individual success is education,” she says.

WGU Indiana’s IT, business, healthcare, and education degree programs focus specifically on areas of highest workforce needs in the state. Our affordable tuition and generous scholarships make a WGU Indiana education possible for more students. We stand with Governor Holcomb, helping to create a talent pipeline to fill the 1 million jobs that will need to be filled in our state by the year 2025.

“The time to educate our workforce is now,” says Chancellor Barber. “We are proud that the Governor has set such a bold vision for our state because it gives WGU Indiana something to aim at and achieve for the success of our state and our citizens.”

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