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Justin Hicks

Reporter, IPBS News

Justin Hicks covers statewide workforce development and employment issues. Before moving to Indiana, Justin was a freelance journalist and audio producer in New York City covering a variety of topics from crime to classical music. Justin is a graduate of New York University's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and Appalachian State University.

Recent Posts by Justin Hicks

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September 16, 2019

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Indiana Agencies Get Data Grant To Align Workforce, Education

Indiana Agencies Get Data Grant To Align Workforce, Education

The NSF awarded $400,000 to Credential Engine, a national nonprofit that works in Indiana to provide information about professional certifications.

September 11, 2019

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Indiana Kicks Off Fall Employer Seminar Series on Opioids

Indiana Kicks Off Fall Employer Seminar Series on Opioids

The Wellness Council of Indiana kicked off a statewide series of employer talks in South Bend on Wednesday. It's part of a campaign to encourage employers to hire and retain workers struggling with opioid addiction. 

September 10, 2019

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Indiana Geriatrics Program Receives $3.75M for Caregiver Training

Indiana Geriatrics Program Receives $3.75M for Caregiver Training

An Indiana group that trains people who work with seniors received almost $4 million in additional funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The goal is to develop a health care workforce better suited for older adults.

September 6, 2019

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LIFT Academy Announces Aviation Maintenance Apprenticeship

LIFT Academy Announces Aviation Maintenance Apprenticeship

LIFT Academy in Indianapolis has announced it’s registered a new apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor. It will train new aviation maintenance technicians and pay them for their time.

September 5, 2019

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Advanced Energy Job Sector Growing in Indiana

Advanced Energy Job Sector Growing in Indiana

More Hoosiers than ever are working in renewable energy and energy efficiency.

September 2, 2019

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Southeast Indiana Celebrates Opioid Workforce Grant Announcement

Southeast Indiana Celebrates Opioid Workforce Grant Announcement

Communities in southeast Indiana will receive more than $4.5 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to get recovering opioid users back into the workforce.

August 30, 2019

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Indianapolis Career Center Hosts 5th Annual Partnership Day

Indianapolis Career Center Hosts 5th Annual Partnership Day

Students from 11 school districts attended the annual Partnership Day at Area 31 Career Center to meet representatives from companies, trade groups, technical colleges and the military. 

August 30, 2019

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State Officials Speak On Panel About Brain Drain

State Officials Speak On Panel About Brain Drain

Panelists briefed the audience on state efforts to create skilled workers, many of them in partnership with the public education system.

August 26, 2019

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Indianapolis Has A New Plan For Jobs, Economic Equity

Indianapolis Has A New Plan For Jobs, Economic Equity

The city hopes to reduce income inequality by creating more high-wage jobs.

August 21, 2019

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Online Company First To Receive State Reimbursement Funds

Online Company First To Receive State Reimbursement Funds

An online learning company will soon be given state funding to help adults get their high school diploma. It’s the first organization approved to receive grant money from the Workforce Diploma Reimbursement fund.

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