Indiana Plan for Equal Employment, Inc.

  • Talent Retention & Attraction


Primary Contact
Devon Doss
Executive Director
Contact via email

Mission statement

The Indiana Plan was created in 1969 under Federal Legislation (Executive Order #11246) by Lyndon Johnson to increase the number of minorities and women in the construction industry. This legislation put forth these goals by starting “Hometown Plans” across the United States in major cities. The Indiana Plan is the only remaining “Hometown Plan” in the country certified by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship. This important designation provides the union construction industry with a unique opportunity for effective diversity recruitment and job placement. In addition, the designation allows the Indiana Plan to provide an important role in exceeding the application and recruitment requirements for contractors working on federal and state projects. The Indiana Plan is the only pre-apprenticeship program registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training and endorsed by the Indiana State Building Trades. Our mission is to strengthen the community by providing the job skills, education and support necessary to elevate economic growth and stability in Indiana.

Affiliate Projects

Affiliate projects are independent projects that are significantly aligned with the strategies of The Bicentennial Plan, and while not derived directly from the Plan 2020 planning process, have been accepted as mutually reinforcing activities.

Indiana Plan for Equal Employment, Inc. is working on the following projects:

Pre-apprenticeship training program

The Indiana Plan is a statewide recruitment initiative for the union construction industry. Indiana Plan offers a pre-apprenticeship training program that assists minorities, women and disadvantaged workers with acceptance into union construction building trade apprenticeships. Applicants seeking to become construction apprentices will attend 80 hours of classroom training. The class includes introduction to the construction industry, math review, soft skills, OSHA 10-hour safety training, jobsite readiness, interview skills, and steps to apprenticeship application process. Upon completion of the class, trainees are assisted with job placements with signatory union contractors earning wages higher than minimum wage and provided a set of starter tools while they are working on acceptance into a construction apprenticeship. Indiana Plan also provides monthly follow up with trainees to make sure they are advancing on the jobs and working to become accepted into apprenticeship programs.