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INDIANAPOLIS - The recently-launched Skillful Indiana program has named its first leader. William Turner, who previously led education and development efforts for Indianapolis-based Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. (NYSE: ALSN), will serve as executive director.
Turner also serves as chair of the EmployIndy Workforce Development Board. Skillful says, in his new role, Turner will lead the program's efforts to engage employers, educators, policymakers, and workforce development organization "to create a labor market in which skills are valued, and more people can easily access the information and education they need to secure good jobs."
"Bill’s unmatched blend of private sector leadership and public service contributions to Indiana’s workforce development, plus his personal passion for helping Hoosiers succeed, makes him a natural fit to lead Skillful Indiana as Executive Director," said Beth Cobert, chief executive officer of Skillful. "He understands the needs of employers and skilled workers and is deeply connected to the larger workforce development community across Indiana."