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Connect to free training, careers in fast-growing fields

Connect to free training, careers in fast-growing fields Connect to free training, careers in fast-growing fields

State Rep. Karen Engleman, R-Georgetown, urges Hoosiers to join the thousands who are already taking advantage of Indiana’s Next Level Jobs certificate program to skill up at no cost and obtain a higher-paying job.

With many high-wage positions requiring specially trained workers, Engleman said Hoosiers can skill up for free with a Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant, which covers tuition costs for those earning a high-value certificate from Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University.

Since launching in 2017, more than 50,000 Hoosiers have enrolled to complete a high-demand certificate program through Indiana’s Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant.

“This program has helped thousands of Hoosiers skill up and secure in-demand jobs to support their families,” Engleman said. “Anyone who is currently unemployed or contemplating a career change should consider Next Level Jobs.”

According to the Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development, those who earn a Workforce Ready Grant certificate see an annual median wage increase of $6,800.

Engleman said the program is designed so that participants can continue to work while earning a certificate in one of five in-demand job fields, including health and life sciences, IT and business services, building and construction, transportation and logistics, and advanced manufacturing. To learn more about Workforce Ready Grants, visit NextLevelJobs.org.

“Hoosiers can continue to work while earning a high-value certificate at no cost,” Engleman said. “Whether you’re looking to add skills to your toolbox or seeking a new career, Next Level Jobs can help you compete for a variety of high-wage job openings.”

Engleman said to connect to a career in a fast-growing field today, Hoosiers can also visit IndianaCareerReady.com/INDemandJobs. This website helps job seekers easily explore industries experiencing significant growth, both in the number of hires and in rising wages. High-demand jobs in Indiana include nurses, accountants, computer systems analysts, construction managers, electricians, plumbers and software developers. The web portal offers a sortable list displaying the educational requirements, average salary, job postings and training opportunities for each occupation.

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