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Training grants available for displaced Hoosiers

Posted: Friday, May 15, 2020

As unemployment rolls continue to swell, the state of Indiana wants Hoosiers to know about grants to help displaced workers get training in a new field. The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet has launched a statewide awareness campaign with INvestEd regarding tuition-free career training grants through the state’s Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready program.

“It is vital that Hoosiers understand there are affordable education and training options available right now,” said Teresa Lubbers, chair of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet and Indiana’s Commissioner for Higher Education.

INvestEd is a nonprofit financial aid literacy and student loan organization. The organization says the pandemic has hit workers and students in ways “never seen before.”

“Hoosiers should know that the state has their back and we’re thrilled to be partnering with them to provide free, one-on-one guidance about the Workforce Ready Grant and how it can launch Hoosiers into exciting new careers.” said Joe Wood, president of INvestEd.

The Workforce Ready Grant covers tuition and fees for qualifying high-value certificates in several fields that the state considers in high-demand fields in Indiana: Advanced Manufacturing, Building & Construction, Health & Life Sciences, IT & Business Services, and Transportation and Logistics.

To qualify, applicants must: be an Indiana resident and a U.S. citizen (or be an eligible resident); have a high school diploma (or equivalent); have less than a college degree and enroll in any qualifying training program at an eligible training provider. Click here to learn more about the program.