The purpose of these Occupational Needs Assessment reports is to highlight the education and workforce needs of the advanced manufacturing, life sciences and national security and defense sectors in the greater Southwest Central Indiana region (now called the Indiana Uplands).
These reports will guide Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc. in the implementation of education and workforce initiatives. It is our hope that they will also serve to support others in our region, and beyond, in tailoring initiatives to meet the specific needs of the students, families, educators and employers who call the Indiana Uplands home.
ROI’s Occupational Needs Assessment is conducted annually to ensure that the strategies and initiatives developed and deployed are regionally specific and demand driven. By regularly analyzing workforce trends, in-demand jobs, and educational alignment in the region’s three key sectors ROI and its partners can be more deliberate in advancing economic and community prosperity in the Indiana Uplands. The 2019 Occupational Needs Assessment will be published in late 2019.