Expanding education and workforce initiatives

To keep moving our state toward economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Holcomb recently announced a new initiative to help Indiana communities and businesses get back to work and get connected to critical career resources.

The Rapid Recovery for a Better Future campaign uses $50 million in federal funding from the CARES Act to increase various education and training opportunities.

With the support of Indiana employers, policymakers, and state and local partners, the initiative focuses on helping Hoosiers:

  • Learn about options and get connected to job, career, skill and educational resources and funding for personal advancement. An online hub, YourNextStepIn.org, offers connection and one-on-one support, and INvestEd will provide free, one-on-one financial aid guidance. A comprehensive outreach network, including community and faith leaders, will also share the state’s resources with Hoosiers.
  • Connect to opportunities with the assistance of career coaches and navigators to assess and develop skills and gain a better understanding of job needs and opportunities. 
  • Take the next step and advance their careers with convenient access to accelerated programs and credentials that value prior learning and experiences, such as the Workforce Ready Grant and Ivy Tech’s Rapid Recovery program, which will provide free courses and training for 10,000 Hoosiers.

In addition, the rapid recovery initiative is providing resources for employers through a partnership with the Indiana Chamber of Commerce and existing state resources, such as the Next Level Jobs Employer Training Grant.

To learn more about this initiative, click here.

Back on Track Indiana Moves to Stage 4
As of Friday, June 12, Indiana is operating on Stage 4 of Gov. Holcomb’s Back on Track Indiana roadmap to safely reopen our state’s economy.

Click here for more information on specific guidelines, including what is allowed to open under this stage. 

The preceding information was forwarded by State Senator – District 24 John B. Crane (R)

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