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.
Your Next Step
Whether you need help finding a job, learning new skills, furthering your education, or securing emergency aid to get back on your feet, Your Next Step is Indiana’s hub for rapid recovery.
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.
Despite COVID-19, employers are still posting internships and individuals are still searching for opportunities. Indiana INTERNnet is a FREE internship-matching program managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce linking employers, students, high schools, colleges and universities. Visit the Student, Employer and Educator pages to learn more.
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.
INTraining and IndianaCareerReady.com
INTraining is Indiana’s resource to locate quality occupational training. It includes a broad and diverse selection of occupational training programs that support the employment goals of Indiana’s workforce. Qualifying individuals may receive free to low-cost occupational training and many programs can be done 100% online. For more resources on preparing and applying for high-demand jobs in Indiana, visit www.indianacareerready.com.
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.
To qualify, recipients must be an Indiana resident and a U.S. citizen (or eligible non-citizen); have a high school diploma (or equivalent) but less than a college degree; and enroll in in any qualifying training program.
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.
Eleven Fifty Academy
Eleven Fifty Academy teaches coding through accelerated, immersive course. People of all ages learn skills that are most in-demand among Indiana employers. More than 95% of Eleven Fifty students also qualify for substantial financial aid. Bonus: right now Intro to Coding and Intro to Cybersecurity classes are completely free!
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.