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One Stop to Start: Indiana's Workforce Hub

One Stop to Start

We have the career resources you need to succeed.

Are you looking to find new opportunities and advance in your career? Or perhaps you’re a business owner wanting to upskill your team?

No matter who you are or where you are on your path, we can help. Explore the resources for individuals and employers below, then connect with a Navigator to get personalized assistance.

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From a high school degree to a Ph.D., Indiana has good job opportunities for all.

Already a leader in advanced manufacturing, engineering and bio/pharma/life sciences, Indiana is future-focused to meet the workforce demand for the jobs of tomorrow.

Innovations in AI and automation are changing the way we work, while emerging opportunities in high-tech industries – such as smart manufacturing, semiconductors, electric vehicles and alternative energy – are spurring a demand for increased digital and technical skills.

Meanwhile, key infrastructure projects, such as high-speed internet and enhancements to Indiana’s roads, bridges and waterways, are creating the need for skilled tradespeople to help strengthen the state. Indiana is also committed to making sure the critical needs of our communities are met with jobs in education, healthcare, early childhood, public service and more.

Explore High-Growth Industries in Indiana

Smart Manufacturing & Robotics

Trending jobs include:

  • CNC Operators

  • Automation Technicians

  • Aerospace Engineers


Trending jobs include:

  • Engineering Lab Technicians

  • CAD Designers

  • Mechanical Engineers

Microelectronics & Semiconductors

Trending jobs include:

  • Semiconductor Technicians

  • Electrical Technicians

  • Electrical Design Engineers

Electric Vehicle & Mobility Systems

Trending jobs include:

  • Machinery Mechanics

  • Industrial Engineering Technicians

  • Industrial Engineers

Ai, Information Technology & Business Services

Trending jobs include:

  • Information Security Analysts

  • Project Management Specialists

  • AI Developers

Infrastructure & Building Trades

Trending jobs include:

  • Heavy Equipment Mechanics

  • Welders

  • Civil Engineers

Clean & Alternative Energy

Trending jobs include:

  • HVAC Technicians

  • Electricians

  • Electrical Engineers

Bio / Pharma / Life Sciences

Trending jobs include:

  • Pharmacy Technicians

  • Laboratory Technicians

  • Pharmacists

Healthcare & Behavioral Health

Trending jobs include:

  • Mental Health Technicians

  • Dental Hygienists

  • Registered Nurses

Education & Early Learning

Trending jobs include:

  • Teaching Assistants

  • Preschool Teachers

  • Elementary School Teachers

Ag Tech

Food & Agtech

Trending jobs include:

  • Food Batching Operators

  • Agricultural Technicians

  • Veterinarians

Smart Logistics & Transportation

Trending jobs include:

  • Supply Chain Analysts

  • Avionics Technicians

  • Logisticians

Resources For Individuals

Advance your career in Indiana with these no-cost resources

Indiana offers great jobs today but is also preparing for the jobs of tomorrow. Hoosiers of all education levels and backgrounds can take advantage of Indiana’s growth by developing skills for in-demand industries.

The state has a variety of no-cost resources including training programs, grants and career exploration tools. Whether you’re aspiring to begin a new career or want to pivot from an existing job, these resources can help you get started.

Tuition-Free Certification

The Workforce Ready Grant pays tuition and fees for short-term skills-based training and certificate programs in Indiana’s high-demand sectors such as information technology, health sciences, advanced manufacturing and more. A high school degree is required to get started.

Apprenticeships and Work-Based Learning

Work-based learning and apprenticeship opportunities are offered through employers or sponsors. Becoming an apprentice can help you fast-track your career goals and earn higher wages.

Did you know: 94% of apprentices who complete an apprenticeship program retain employment, with an average annual salary of $70,000.

College Financial Aid

Indiana has more than $400 million dollars in financial aid available each year to help make college affordable for full-time and part-time students. To find what financial aid you qualify for, you’ll need to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Click here to learn more about Indiana’s financial aid.

Earn a High School Diploma/Equivalency

If life got in the way and you weren’t able to finish high school, Indiana has adult education programs that can get you to the finish line. The programs are offered in-person, online and sometimes even where you work. There is a proven increase in annual earnings (approximately $8,400). You can also earn an in-demand credential along with your high school degree, helping you achieve your goals faster.

Your Career 2.0

If you worry that your job might be subject to automation, or you simply want to learn new skills, consider upskilling or reskilling. Your next step could be a short-term credential, skills-based training or two- or four-year college degree. Find out what’s in demand and how to best train for those opportunities.

Tailored Resources & Programs

There are a variety of programs designed to serve audiences with specific experiences or needs. This includes veterans, people living with a disability, justice-involved individuals, those who are not English proficient and more. Indiana is focused on reducing barriers to employment and providing all Hoosiers with the opportunity for meaningful work and a good job. Find out what services and programs might meet your needs.

Hear from Hoosiers who have used Indiana’s state programs to grow in their careers

“The Workforce Ready Grant took away the stress of having to pay for school. If you’re thinking that time has passed you by, or that you’re too old, or it’s too late for you to go back to school, it’s not. You can do it.”

Peggy Bulanda

Practical Nursing

“For me, the length and cost of the training was amazing. I needed something that was on the weekends and wasn’t going to cost me that much. I’ve been able to do a dream job that I never thought I’d be able to do. I am now going back to school to be a dental hygienist.”

Meranda Wrigley

Dental Assistant

“Being employed means I am able to provide for myself and my loved ones. It helps create stability for me; it also gives me a sense of purpose and belonging.”

Michael Adams

Electrical Helper and Logistics Crew Member, IBEW Local 873

Resources For Employers

Grow your business and develop a more skilled workforce

Support employee growth and achieve business success. Resources are available to access additional talent pipelines, build apprenticeship programs and find the best candidates with recruitment and screening services.

Employer Training Grant

Employers in high-demand business sectors can be reimbursed up to $5,000 for each newly trained, current or new, full-time employee. There are currently over 100 occupations across six sectors that qualify.

Manufacturing Readiness Grant

Manufacturing Readiness Grants have helped manufacturers make innovative capital investments in smart manufacturing within their Indiana operations—leveraging technologies from advanced communications to cobots to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and beyond.

Apprenticeships and Work-Based Learning

Attract and retain workers in today’s competitive labor market by offering work-based learning or an apprenticeship program. The state can help you register and start your program.

On-site Employer Training Opportunities

Host a training program at your worksite, to reach more employees and make it easy for them to attend. An instructor can come to the workplace to train employees in a variety of areas including English as a Second Language, Digital Literacy and more.

Tax Incentives

You may qualify for incentives to expand opportunities for workers through qualifying programs. Find out if your company qualifies and boost your bottom line.

Access Untapped, Skilled Labor Pools

Looking to expand your talent pool? Get connected to unemployed and underemployed Hoosiers, veterans, individuals with a disability, justice-involved individuals, English-language learners, immigrants and refugees. Our business services teams can also help provide creative hiring strategies to help you reach a broader talent pool.

Hear from employers who have used Indiana’s state programs to grow their business

“We continue to put our money into our people because we know that’s our greatest asset.”

Darin Hackman

VP of Construction, Custom Concrete

“The students have exceeded our highest expectations and we have extended offers for full-time positions to each student who has worked for us through the apprenticeship program. Their success is a testament to the power of hands-on learning and mentorship and we feel very fortunate to be a part of the process.”

Megan Wheeler

Apprenticeship Program Lead, Tonn and Blank Construction

“Adult Ed will increase the retention of your employees. It is a free service to the employer. It will increase your safety record and the safety of your employees.”

Todd DeLey

Director of Adult Education for Washington Township Schools, Indianapolis

In The News

Keep up with the latest news about jobs and career resources in Indiana

Goodwill grant will expand training to fill high demand jobs

INDIANAPOLIS — Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana was awarded a new grant to help get more people trained up to fill labor shortages in high demand jobs across Indiana.

Manufacturing Innovation Training Center planned for 16 Tech

16 Tech Community Corp. and Ivy Tech Community College are partnering to create a biopharmaceutical training center at the 16 Tech Innovation District. Supported by Eli Lilly and Co

Ivy Tech Community College’s Ivy+ It Academy Wins 2024 Techpoint Mira Award For Community Impact

Ivy Tech Community College today announced it received the 2024 Community Impact Award at the 25th annual TechPoint Mira Awards gala on April 26.