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Introduced House Bill (H)

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Workforce inclusion and opportunity pilot program. Establishes a workforce inclusion and opportunity pilot program for the purpose of demonstrating a coordinated training program that provides training and other services to: (1) incumbent workers of participating employers to allow those workers to qualify for higher paying positions; and (2) unemployed or underemployed individuals, particularly people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, to allow those individuals to qualify for job openings created by incumbent workers taking new positions. Establishes a seven member task force to implement and administer the pilot program. Requires the task force to implement the pilot program not later Workforce inclusion and opportunity pilot program. Establishes a workforce inclusion and opportunity pilot program for the purpose of demonstrating a coordinated training program that provides training and other services to: (1) incumbent workers of participating employers to allow those workers to qualify for higher paying positions; and (2) unemployed or underemployed individuals, particularly people with intellectual and other developmental disabilities, to allow those individuals to qualify for job openings created by incumbent workers taking new positions. Establishes a seven member task force to implement and administer the pilot program. Requires the task force to implement the pilot program not later than October 1, 2018. Appropriates to the task force from the skills enhancement training fund and the rehabilitation services fund amounts sufficient to provide: (1) grants to employers and providers of training and other services that are participating in the pilot program; (2) reimbursement of employer costs related to the hiring and training of new employees related to the pilot program; and (3) grants to incumbent workers of an employer participating in the pilot program to pay the costs related to the worker earning a portable, industry recognized certification or credential. Appropriates on July 1 each year, for the years 2018 and 2019, to a training institute for people with disabilities from the skills enhancement training fund $1,750,000 for curriculum development, operating expenses, and marketing expenses. Requires the Indiana economic development corporation to submit a report to the budget committee each year concerning the training institute's use of the money. ... View more