Thursday, March 22, 2018
Over 8,700 jobs are currently available in the state’s northwestern region. On Thursday, March 22, 2018, Next Level Jobs will host an open house in nearby Hobart, Indiana to help level up employees for those jobs. Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, Department of Workforce Development and Commission for Higher Education representatives will be available to answer questions on how to level up.
Employers can apply for the Employer Training Grant (up to $25,000 per employer) and employees can apply for the Workforce Ready Grant through Next Level Jobs. Both grants are designed to skill up workers interesting in securing high-demand jobs in priority industry sectors. Priority sectors include advanced manufacturing, IT/business services, transportation and logistics, health sciences, building and construction, and agriculture. Representatives from the Department of Workforce Development and the Commission for Higher Education will be available to answer questions on both grants during discussion and one-on-one sessions.
Launched in August 2017, Next Level Jobs is part of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level agenda to continue positive economic growth in Indiana. Next Level Jobs focuses on providing additional training for Hoosiers to compete in the workforce. The Governor’s Office has partnered with the Department of Workforce Development and the Commission for Higher Education on the initiative.