uring a keynote address to WorkOne Northern Indiana's Forum on the Future, futurist Ed Barlow remarked to audience members that in all likelihood, he would deliver to them during 90 minutes sub-
stantially more crucial information than they'd ever before experienced during a similar time frame. This probably was an underestimate because in his words and displayed Power-
Point pages, Barlow analyzed structural changes occurring in an enormous swath of key issues that impact the lives of students, educators, workers, managers, elected officials, residents and others in northern Indiana.
Barlow's central theme was that global structural changes happening now in areas including economics, the environment, science and technology, and demographics are having profound effects on northern Indiana's work-
force in terms of education, training, jobs, careers, earning potential and other areas.
In this issue, WorkOne Employer eNews also features a story on Ivy Tech Community College North Central's new Respiratory Therapy Program to train respi-
ratory therapists. Research under the Northern Indiana Strategic Skills Initiative found a troublesome workforce gap in the number of fully trained respiratory therapists (RTs) prepared to step into an increasing number of RT jobs at regional hospitals and healthcare facilities.
Education, Jobs, Careers and Companies are Journeys—Not Destinations, Futurist proclaims to Fulton County Audience
'In Times of Structural Change, It now Becomes Incredibly Important to Adapt,' Ed Barlow asserts in Keynote Address to Forum on the Future
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N.I. Workforce Officials Praise Ivy Tech and Memorial Hospital for Joint Efforts To Launch Respiratory Therapist Training Program
Workforce Development Group, Inc. Issues $261,000 Grant for Respiratory Care Training Program To Prepare Workers for Rising Number of RT Jobs in Regional Healthcare
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