Boone County Economic Development Commision

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Training & Education

Get connected to opportunities to learn new skills, change careers, and improve employee retention.

WORKFORCE READY GRANTS – FREE TRAINING: 

The Boone EDC looks forward to partnering with Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership to offer additional workforce development training programs. (Twenty-three local employees attended the Manufacturing Skills for Success training program in Q4 2021 learning new skills and earning OSHA-10 certifications.) This FREE training was provided through a Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant.

Interested in a 2022 class? Email sarah@betterinboone.org for more information. (A minimum of 12 participants is required for training to be held.)

Training Space Sponsor: Boone County Fairgrounds

WorkOne

Your local WorkOne can provide a variety of job search services, all at no cost, to give you the competitive edge needed for a successful job search. Boone County’s WorkOne office is located in Lebanon.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development serves the worker and the employer to ensure workplace success. DWD is committed to innovating and invigorating Indiana’s economic future.

Indiana Career Ready

Indiana Career Ready is your single source providing the tools needed to prepare and find high-demand and high-wage jobs needed now and in the future. 

PROGRAMS

Next Level Jobs

Next Level Jobs provides free training for Hoosiers and reimbursements for Indiana employers for training employees in high-demand fields.

Your Next Step (Indiana)

Your Next Step Indiana is a central resource hub, launched by the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, that allows Hoosiers to easily connect with tools to take their next step to education and training or to a new or better job.

EDUCATIONAL CENTERS

Vincennes Gene Haas Training Center (Lebanon)

Vincennes University’s Gene Haas Training and Education Center serves Boone County’s manufacturing industry and workforce with CNC and Industrial Maintenance Training. A new Collaborative Robotics Training Lab opened in December 2021.

Within the Region

Vincennes Logistics Training and Education Center (Plainfield)

Vincennes University Logistics Training and Education Center (VU LTEC) located in Plainfield, Indiana, features a one-of-a-kind experience, combining classroom instruction with hands-on learning in our 30,000 square foot warehouse.  Students will not only learn the material to give them the knowledge base employers are looking for, but also put into action what they have learned, applying their education using the latest equipment and technology!

IVY Tech Workforce Training

This part of Career Coaching and Employer Connections offers adult community education classes for adults in the Central Indianapolis area.

IVY Tech Community College

IVY Tech is Indiana’s only full-fledged community college, offering programs in the following schools (and offering more than 100 transfer programs with in-state and out-of-state schools):

  • School of Business, Logistics, & Supply Chain
  • School of Public Affairs & Social Services
  • School of Information Technology
  • School of Arts, Sciences & Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • School of Nursing
  • School of Advanced Manufacturing, Engineering & Applied Science

Lincoln Tech

Lincoln Tech’s Indianapolis campus provides hands-on training in automotive and skilled trade professions. It is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)

Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership

As advocates for Indiana’s manufacturers, Purdue MEP provides high-value, affordable, personalized consulting and training services that enable Indiana manufacturers to work smarter, compete, and prosper. We develop more effective business leaders, drive product and process innovation, promote company-wide operational excellence and foster creative strategies for business growth, workforce development, economic competitiveness, and greater profitability.

INTERNSHIPs and apprenticeships

ASCEND Indiana

The Ascend Network enhances algorithmic connections with human expertise to connect the right candidate for the job and the best person for your team. The Ascend team assists companies in creating a profile to feature what makes their organization attractive to top talent. They identify hiring goals and talent requirements and then recommend candidates that fit the company’s needs. Think of the Ascend Network as a dating app for job seekers!

Work and Learn Indiana

Work and Learn Indiana is a FREE work-based learning matching marketplace connecting Indiana employers, anyone seeking a work-based learning experience, high schools, colleges and universities. They help Indiana employers and community partners develop and retain Hoosier talent through relevant work-and-learn experiences that drive a highly skilled and equitable workforce.

Indiana Office of Work Based Learning and Apprenticeship

The Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship is comprised of a unique blend of industry and education professionals who have extensive experience implementing work-based learning programs. These important programs enable businesses to establish high quality talent pipelines and help foster student employability skill development, for both youth and adult populations.

Lebanon High School Work Based Learning Program

The objective of the Lebanon High School internship program is to expose students to real world experiences while applying skills taught in the classroom. The goal is for student interns to gain a greater understanding of the skills necessary to be successful in the workforce.