2018-06-20 / Front Page

Next Level Jobs provides free training

Next Level Jobs is part of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Indiana agenda to continue the positive momentum of our state. Under his leadership with support from the 2017 General Assembly, Indiana is taking the state’s workforce to the next level with a focus on the high-priority industries and high-demand jobs driving Indiana’s 21st Century economy forward. Two million Hoosiers need additional training to compete in the 21st Century workforce, and there will be over 1 million job openings in Indiana due to retirements and the creation of new jobs in the next decade. Whether you’re a Hoosier looking for a better-paying job or an employer looking for a better-skilled workforce, Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative can help.

Workforce Ready Grant

The 2017 General Assembly approved funds for Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant program to provide free training for working-age Hoosiers in the state’s highest demand jobs. These industries have higher median salaried jobs and are rapidly growing in Indiana including: Advanced manufacturing, building & construction, health & life sciences, IT & business services, and transportation & logistics.

This website was created to help Hoosiers learn more about the Workforce Ready Grant program and to help match them with the right training in their area by answering a few short questions.

Employer Training Grant

Employers can also take advantage of the Employer Training Grant program from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Employers in any high demand business sectors can be reimbursed up to $2,500 for each new employee that is trained, hired and retained for six months. There is a $25,000 cap for each employer and the jobs must be middle skill, high-demand and high-wage jobs that require more than a high school diploma but less than an associate degree.

Would you like to be considered for higher paying jobs? Area 30 Career Center will be hosting an event to share information with you about getting free industry certifications. You are eligible for these certifications if you are going to college, working or unemployed. Working age Hoosiers who do not hold a college degree are eligible for the program. Please see https://www.nextleveljobs.org/2017 for more information.

The event will take place on Thursday, June 28 6-7:30 p.m. in the Area 30 Career Center Community Room in Greencastle. Please email Lbusch@area30. k12.in.us or Cnunley@area30.k12.in.us or call 765-653-3515.

Employers, Area 30 will be hosting an informational night on the Governor’s ‘Next Level Jobs’ initiative on June 28, 6-7:30 p.m. https://www.nextleveljobs.org/2017

The event will be held in the Community Room at Area 30 Career Center in Greencastle. Representatives from the Department of Workforce Development, Ivy Tech and Vincennes University will share information about the training grant. There will be time for questions at the end of the presentations. Working age Hoosiers are also invited to the event to learn about the Workforce Ready Grants. If you have questions about the event please email or call: cnunley@area30.k12.in.us or lbusch@rea30.k12.in.us lelsbrock@area30.k12. in.us, 765-653-3515.

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