Next Level Jobs Training in Knox County Indiana
We often hear talk about the “skills gap” with our workforce. In Knox County we are doing something about it! We are fortunate to have VU right here at our back door. Download links to the two brochures that provide details of the program for both the employee and the employer are provided here along with five “rack cards” that provide more detail regarding the actual qualified classes offered through VU.
The “Next Level Jobs” initiative is an exciting innovation in Indiana. Here are some highlights of this grant opportunity for employees and employers:
- The grant covers full tuition costs for adults to earn career certificates in high-growth sectors of Indiana’s economy: advanced manufacturing, building and construction, health and life sciences, IT and business services, and transportation and logistics. The certificates can be earned through Vincennes University or Ivy Tech Community College campuses.
- The Employer Training Grant, developed by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, aims to help employers with the cost of training new employees.
- It will provide up to $2,500 to qualifying companies for each new employee needing training or retraining. The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will launch a pilot of the grant for 2018 and 2019, which will be paid for with $10 million in Career and Technical Education Innovation and Advancement Funds.
- The new programs will provide more than $20 million over the next two years. Applications for the grant programs can be found here. After submitting an application, applicants will receive individualized contact from DWD or an eligible training provider within 48 hours.
For specific information regarding Next Level Jobs visit VU’s web site.