FREE SHORT-TERM TRAINING AVAILABLE
Free Training Worth Up To $10,000
CARES Act federal funding has enabled the temporary expansion of the Workforce Ready Grant (WRG) program. Individuals may be eligible for up to $10,000 worth of short-term training in one of five industry sectors. But the window of opportunity is short. Training must be completed by the end of 2020.
The free training is made available by Northeast Indiana Works for numerous occupations in these industry sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Building & Construction, Health & Life Sciences, IT & Business Services, and Transportation & Logistics.
Individuals can find out more about these opportunities by contacting a WorkOne Northeast career center representative or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and providing your name, phone number and county of residence.
Northeast Indiana Works, through WorkOne Northeast, offers a variety of free workshops to assist people in searching for jobs or enhancing their skills.
The workshops include:
- Resume Development
- Organizing a Successful Job Search
- Interviewing with Confidence
- Computer Basics, Word and Excel
WorkOne Northeast offers free training programs that guide people in moving forward with their careers. Services may include preparation for High School Equivalency (HSE) exams, financial assistance for college tuition, and short-term certification training for in-demand jobs. The short-term classes can be completed in just four to sixteen weeks and include instruction in such areas as:
- Industrial Maintenance
- CNC (Computer Numerical Control) Machining
Next Level Jobs
Under the state’s Next Level Jobs initiative, free training is provided to working-age Indiana residents in the state’s highest demand jobs. These jobs are in sectors such as advanced manufacturing; building and construction; health and life sciences; information technology and business services, and transportation and logistics. For a limited time, these opportunities have been expanded. Click here to learn more.
JOB SEARCH ASSISTANCE and CAREER GUIDANCE
WorkOne Northeast can provide job leads that match people’s skill sets. We also help people identify careers that best align with their interests and aptitudes. To help with job searches, WorkOne Northeast provides access to computers, the internet, fax machines and printing. We also help you navigate IndianaCareerConnect.com, help candidates prepare for pre-employment assessments, and help those who are eligible access unemployment insurance income support during their job search.
Veterans come first at Northeast Indiana Works and WorkOne Northeast. That means they are first in line for services, and given access to job information listed on IndianaCareerConnect.com 24 hours before the jobs are posted for the general public. Veterans also benefit from veteran-specific career planning sessions. Learn more about veterans services here.
TICKET TO WORK
Ticket to Work, offered through the county-based WorkOne Northeast career centers, helps people with disabilities move toward financial independence and connects them with the services and one-on-one support they need to succeed in the workforce. More information about the free, voluntary program is available by visiting or calling your nearest WorkOne Northeast career center. A list of the centers is available here.
trade adjustment assistancE
The Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program was created to provide benefits and support to workers who become unemployed due to the impact of international trade. The TAA program seeks to provide U.S. workers who are adversely affected by trade with the opportunity to obtain the skills, resources, and support they need to become reemployed. An adverse effect includes a job loss or threat of job loss. Learn more here. Watch a video here.
I am a 70-year-old disabled Vietnam combat veteran. I had come to the end of my work career and had nothing to look forward to or to motivate me. WorkOne gave me an alternative to giving up. I fought long and hard, went back to school to update my education, and with the help of WorkOne revived my self-respect and self-confidence. I rediscovered my passion for working and became an assistant manager of an automotive parts store.