Now is a great time to skill up or learn a new skill! Below is a list of online learning courses, training materials, job opportunities, and career awareness info that is particularly relevant to key industry sectors in the Indiana Uplands region.

ROI’s Careers in the Uplands Video Series

Next door to next level, people in the Indiana Uplands are doing amazing work in STEM careers. The Uplands boasts specialization in the advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and national security industries. Check out ROI’s Careers in the Uplands Video Series to learn more about people working in the Uplands, including engineers, scientists, cybersecurity technicians, machinists and more.

Indiana Career Explorer

Indiana Career Explorer provides a comprehensive starting point for determining your career interests and abilities. Whether this is the first time you have thought about a career, or you have considered changing jobs, career interest and skill assessments will match you with options you may enjoy.

Indiana Work and Learn

Work and Learn Indiana is a FREE work-based learning matching marketplace connecting Indiana employers, anyone seeking a work-based learning experience, high schools, colleges and universities. Work and Learn Indiana is a program of the Institute for Workforce Excellence, a 501(c)3 subsidiary of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. 

EARN Indiana

EARN (Employment Aid Readiness Network) Indiana is the state’s work-study program. College students with financial need have access to resume-building, experiential, paid internships. More than 150,000 students are EARN Indiana eligible! Employers with an approved internship may receive state matching funds by hiring students — up to 50% of the student’s hourly rate—for hiring these students.

Next Level Jobs

Next Level Jobs provide Hoosiers with free training in high-growth, in-demand job fields, including advanced manufacturing, building & construction, health & life sciences, IT & business, transportation & logistics. The Workforce Ready Grant pays for all tuition and regularly assessed fees for qualifying high-value certificates at any eligible training provider. Many qualifying programs can be done completely online.


For those thinking how to pay for education and training options beyond high school, INvestEd can provide free, one-on-one financial aid guidance for students, families, and counselors. INvestEd can help decrypt the financial aid process, provide tips on finding scholarships & grants, & smart funding options.

Indiana University – Free & Discounted Courses

Learn technology skills at your own pace with IT Training’s online courses, hosted in IU Expand! While some courses on Expand have registration fees associated with them, IT offerings on IU Expand are available at no cost, and are self-study courses that you can work through at your own pace.

Available IT Training courses cover a range of technology skills and topics, including productivity, web development, design and media, and coding. Other courses on IU Expand include professional development, continuing education, non-credit, and certificate-based courses.


Learn to code for free. Codecademy is an online interactive lesson platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, C++, Swift, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS. Codecademy’s lessons get you up to speed quickly without the aid of instructors or videos, and you earn badges and points along with in-demand coding skills.