INDIANAPOLIS (July 12, 2016) – WorkINdiana, a program that helps Hoosiers overcome barriers and obtain the skills necessary to access better career opportunities, recently welcomed its 4,000th enrollee. The program was developed by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) in 2011 and is integral to the agency’s goal of filling the 1 million jobs that will be available between now and 2025. WorkINdiana enables Adult Education students to choose from over 30 industry-recognized certifications while earning a high school equivalency diploma or improving other skills.
“WorkINdiana has empowered thousands of Hoosiers to discover an in-demand career pathway that leads to rewarding and gainful employment and builds better outcomes for themselves and their families,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “With the steady support of WorkINdiana case managers and a strong commitment towards achievement, students enrolled are able to increase skills, earn industry-recognized credentials and increase marketability to potential employers.”
WorkINdiana is a framework of approved certifications through regional partnerships among adult education centers, career and technical education centers, WorkOne Career Centers, community colleges and local economic development organizations. Together, these partners determine which careers from the certification framework are most relevant in their respective communities and implement the requisite training programs. Career certification programs include advanced manufacturing, business administration, construction, healthcare, information technology and transportation and logistics, among many others.
WorkINdiana is provided through DWD Adult Education providers. Visit the WorkINdiana homepage or contact a local provider to learn more about certification programs that Hoosiers can enroll in today to start earning tomorrow.