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Posted on November 16th, 2018 in Uncategorized Tags:

This week celebrates and acknowledges the advantages of apprenticeship in preparing a skilled workforce as National Apprenticeship Week, during a season when we annually reflect on appreciation and thankfulness. For these reasons, EmployIndy would like to dedicate our November newsletter to acknowledging the employer leaders of our community who invest in the continuum of work-based learning for youth and adults alike.

JAG students explore AT&T on a business tour

Learners and workers of all ages benefit from the exposure and engagement that work-based learning offers through exploration like job shadowing and business tours, development of soft skills through youth employment, and career pathway advancement through apprenticeship and on-the-job training.

EmployIndy is grateful to the organizations listed below who have invested in preparing students and workers for careers across diverse industries through programs like Project Indy, Jobs for America’s Graduates, Employ Up, and more.

Employers interested in learning more about how to engage in preparing talent by providing work experience or work-based training can learn more and connect to our Business Solutions professionals here.

  • 1st Maker Space, LLC
  • 21st Century Scholars/Commission on Higher Education
  • 250ok
  • 317Grow LLC
  • A Classic Party Rental
  • A&I Variety Meats and Produce
  • AAR Corp.
  • AccelaWork
  • Act Six
  • Adult & Child
  • Allied Solutions, LLC
  • Allied Universal
  • Ambassadors of Hope
  • Anderson University
  • Aprimo
  • Army National Guard
  • Asante Children’s Theater
  • AT&T
  • Aubry Lane
  • Avian Exotic Animal Clinic
  • Axia Technology Partners
  • B & W Plumbing & Heating Co., Inc.
  • Ball State University
  • Bethel Family Worship Center
  • Biltwell Event Center & Hoaglin Catering
  • Bitwise Solutions, Inc.
  • BoxCrush, Inc
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis
  • BrightView Landscape Services LLC
  • Brightwood Community Center
  • Brookside Community Development Center
  • Build Your Future Indiana
  • Butler University
  • C&W Commercial Cleaning LLC
  • Caplinger’s Fresh Catch Seafood Market
  • Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation
  • Carpenters Union
  • CECO Environmental – Dean Pump
  • Center for Leadership Development
  • Center of Wellness for Urban Women
  • Central State University
  • Certell
  • Christ Temple Christian Academy
  • Christel House Schools
  • Christian Theological Seminary
  • CICOA Aging and In-Home Solutions
  • Cindy’s Center for Young Learners
  • City of Indianapolis
  • Clean for Green
  • Clear View Products LLC
  • Clothing Store
  • Cloud City Youth
  • Coca-Cola Bottling Company Consolidated
  • ComForCare Home Care
  • Commercial Glass LLC
  • Community Action of Greater Indianapolis, Inc.
  • Community Alliance of the Far Eastside, Inc. (CAFE)
  • Community Health Network
  • Conexus Indiana
  • Continental Inc
  • Crew Carwash
  • Crossroads Education, LLC
  • CSpring
  • Cunningham Restaurant Group
  • Custom Exteriors, Inc.
  • D1 The Factory
  • Decatur Central High School
  • Decatur Township
  • Decatur Township Fire Department
  • Decatur Veterinary Clinic
  • Deck, LLC
  • DELTA Services, Inc.
  • Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana
  • Domestic Violence Network
  • Dove House
  • Dr. Rob Bell
  • Duke Training Institute
  • Dungarvin
  • Early Learning Indiana
  • Edna Martin Christian Center
  • Electrician’s Union
  • Eleven Fifty Academy
  • Elite Senior Living
  • Elwood Staffing Services Inc.
  • Empire Beauty School
  • EmployBridge
  • Eric Jones Jr. Speaks
  • Eskenazi Health
  • Eway Foundation Inc.
  • Exploring
  • Fairbanks Hospital
  • Faith & Goodness – McDonalds Corp
  • Fanimation, Inc.
  • Fastenal
  • FatStax
  • Faye Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center
  • FedEx
  • FedEx Express
  • FedEx Ground
  • Finish Line
  • First Call Staffing
  • Five Star Hospitality And Event Staffing
  • Flanner House
  • Franciscan Health Central Indiana
  • Franklin College
  • Franklin University
  • Freewheelin’
  • Funtime entertainment
  • Furtrieve
  • Genesys
  • Geodis
  • George Washington Community High School
  • Girl Scouts of Central Indiana
  • Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana, Inc.
  • Greenix Pest Control
  • Greenlight Guru
  • Groundwork Indy
  • Habitat for Humanity of Indiana
  • hc1
  • Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County
  • Health & Science Innovations
  • Herron Morton Organics
  • High School Construction Roundtable
  • Horizons at St. Richard’s Episcopal School
  • IBEW 481
  • Iconic Digital Marketing
  • Ideavize
  • iLAB
  • In Search of Technology
  • IN-KY-OH Regional Council of Carpenters
  • Indiana Black Expo, Inc.
  • Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD)
  • Indiana Latino Institute
  • Indiana Math and Science Academy North
  • Indiana Philanthropy Alliance
  • Indiana Plan
  • Indiana State Fairgrounds & Event Center
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana Tech
  • Indiana University
  • Indianapolis Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Fire Department
  • Indianapolis Indians
  • Indianapolis Marion County Building Authority
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Indianapolis Public Library
  • Indianapolis Public Schools
  • Indianapolis Zoo
  • Indy Imaging, Inc.
  • Indy Parks & Recreation
  • IndyGo
  • IndyHumane
  • Innovate WithIN
  • Insanitek Research and Development
  • International Business College
  • InvestEd
  • IPATH
  • IUPUI
  • Ivy Tech Community College
  • iwis drive systems, LLC
  • Jameson Camp
  • Jersey Mike’s Subs
  • JobsCorp
  • Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza
  • John Boner Neighborhood Centers
  • Juice Bar
  • Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Inc.
  • Just Shred
  • JVM Realty
  • Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc.
  • Kelly Services
  • Krieg DeVault
  • Kroger
  • LEI Home Enhancements
  • LandWorx Engineering
  • Level 365
  • LGC Hospitality Staffing
  • Lincoln Tech
  • Little Caesars Pizza
  • LSC Communications
  • Luna Language Services
  • Mainscape Inc
  • Marion County Commission on Youth
  • Marion County Sheriff’s Office
  • Mary Rigg Neighborhood Center
  • Matchbook Creative
  • MBC Staffing
  • McDonald’s
  • Medxcel
  • Methodist Sports Medicine
  • Metropolitan Indianapolis Central Indiana Area Health Education Center
  • Mike Green Lawn Care
  • Minority Health Coalition of Marion County
  • Minority Tobacco Awareness
  • Monarch Beverage Company & EF Transit
  • Netlink Inc
  • New Beginnings Computer Training
  • NorthCentral High School
  • Office of Congressman Andre Carson
  • Omni Severin Hotel
  • Overdose Lifeline
  • PACE, Inc.
  • Pacers Sports & Entertainment
  • Pathway Resource Center
  • Peace Learning Center
  • Peerview Data
  • Planned Parenthood
  • PNC Financial Services Group
  • Portillo’s Restaurant
  • Powderkeg
  • Professional Staff Management, Inc.
  • Progressive Design Apparel
  • Purdue University and Purdue Extension
  • Rahvy R. Murray Insurance Agency, Inc. (State Farm)
  • RCR Technology
  • Reach for Youth
  • Regions Bank
  • Saddlebrook Golf Club
  • Safe Recruiter Solutions
  • Securitas Security Company
  • Serve Indiana/Public Allies
  • Sharpen Technologies
  • Sheraton Circle Centre
  • Silverback
  • Site Strategics
  • Six Feet Up
  • Southeast Community Services
  • SouthPaw Catering
  • Spaceport Indiana
  • Spherion Staffing
  • SpringHill
  • St. Vincent Hospital
  • Starbucks
  • State Farm
  • Stop the Violence Indianapolis
  • Subway restaurant
  • Suzy Q Cleaning Service LLC
  • Synapse Sitters
  • Tangram Business Resourcing
  • Tea’s Me Cafe Indy
  • Tear Down the Walls Ministries Inc
  • TeenWorks
  • THA Construction
  • The Added Touch, inc
  • The Blakley Corporation
  • The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis
  • The Consultants Consortium, Inc.
  • The Exhibit House
  • The Greek Islands
  • The Indianapolis Airport Authority
  • The Job Center Staffing
  • The Riviera Club
  • The Start Up Ladies
  • The Westin Indianapolis
  • Theoris Services
  • Todah
  • Tonic Ideas
  • Trusty Applications
  • Two Men And A Truck
  • Two3Mentality, LLC
  • U Pull & Pay
  • U.S. Army National Guard
  • U.S. Army Recruiting Battalion – Indianapolis
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture/Risk Management Agency
  • U.S. Marines
  • U.S. Navy
  • UJIMA Community Services
  • United Way of Central Indiana, Inc.
  • University Learning Center
  • University of Evansville
  • University of Indianapolis
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • UPS
  • VA Hospital
  • Valley Mills Elementary School
  • VeriCite
  • Vincennes University
  • VirtusaPolaris
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Voyant Solutions
  • Walmart
  • Washington Township
  • Watch Me Grow Childcare
  • Westminster Neighborhood Services
  • Whalen Realty Group
  • White Castle
  • WorkHere
  • World Changers School of the Arts
  • YMCA of Greater Indianapolis
  • Youth Philanthropy Initiative of Indiana
  • Zion Hill M. B. Church, Inc.
  • Zoë Facility Services

Posted on November 15th, 2018 in Events, Speaking Engagements, Success Story

EmployIndy partners with Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) on several of workforce-ready initiatives. This partnership aims to break down barriers and make it possible for all individuals to receive adult basic education and actively enroll in a variety of training programs in order to further their skill set. At the Indiana Statehouse today, WorkINdiana, one of these aforementioned initiatives, celebrated 6,000 completions and 5,000 certifications in five years.

Speaking at the event was EmployIndy COO Marie Mackintosh, Associate COO of Adult Education with the Department of Workforce Development Marilyn Pitzulo, and Ivy Tech’s Madison Campus Chancellor Molly Dodge. They provided background on WorkINdiana and the progress that has been made to get from where they began to the successes they have had five years later. After this, they passed the mic to three WorkINdiana participants: Brittany Young, Paul Powell, and Sarah White. These individuals shared their personal journeys and talked about where they are now because of the opportunities gained through WorkINdiana.

  • Brittany Young attributes her confidence to the people who helped her along the way. “I developed relationships and gained emotional support all through this program.” As a  2014 WorkINdiana participant from southern Indiana, she completed entry welder training and landed a job at Vehicle Service Group as a Cell Coordinator.
  • Paul Powell, a 2018 participant from Indianapolis, talks about quick results. “It is good to know that [WorkOne Indy] showed up when I needed it.” All within 6 months, he obtained his HSE, CDL-A certification, and started work at Eby-Brown as a CDL driver.
  • Sarah White spoke to the 3 month Medical Assistant training she completed right out of high school in 2018. “It was a jumpstart to my career.” She is currently at Greene County Hospital where she is employed as a certified Clinical Medical Assistant.

WorkINdiana is just one of many ways that EmployIndy is working to skill-up Marion County’s workforce. Recently, EmployIndy was awarded $125,000 of Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding from DWD in order to remove barriers for employers, service providers, and job seekers alike. This funding will give service providers the tools they need to knowledgeably serve the adult population and provide opportunities for them to skill-up into the jobs within Indianapolis’ high-demand industries, providing a workforce-ready population for the future of Marion County and local employers.

 


Posted on November 15th, 2018 in Press Releases

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – November 15, 2018 – EmployIndy, the entity overseeing Marion County’s workforce initiatives, recently received a $125,000 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) grant from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) to continue building out a training model and implement an online portal and learning management system for all workforce development professionals.

“These funds will afford EmployIndy the ability to ensure that frontline staff have the tools and training they need to more effectively provide services to residents,” said Angela Carr Klitzsch, president and CEO of EmployIndy. “Our plan includes the development of online and in-person training that align with both nationally recognized and local best practices, fostering a system of improved impact and consistency among all service providers.”

By providing this tool, EmployIndy is having a direct impact on both employers and job seekers. The vision is that service providers will now be equally equipped to assist residents in filling the talent gaps needed for the high-demand industries.

“Marion County employers and residents alike will see the benefits of this grant, as it will help career navigators throughout the workforce development ecosystem better prepare individuals for the in-demand jobs of today’s market,” said Bill Turner, chairman of EmployIndy.

With a mission to improve and grow Indiana’s regional workforce, DWD awarded a total of $1.5 million in grants to Indiana’s twelve Workforce Development Boards.

“We wanted to invest this money in local communities to address each of their unique challenges,” DWD Commissioner Fred Payne said. “It’s an important tool in helping more Hoosiers enter the workforce.”

This WIOA funding is used to tackle current regional workforce issues and utilize preventative methods so that the issues of today will not arise in the future. Each proposal focused on improving the workforce operations of that region in alignment with Gov. Eric Holcomb’s and DWD’s objectives.

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About EmployIndy
EmployIndy guides the local workforce ecosystem and makes strategic investments to remove barriers to quality employment for underserved and underrepresented residents. As the workforce development board for Marion County, guided by 21 business, civic, education, and non-profit community leaders, EmployIndy invests $20 million in public, private and philanthropic funds for both youth and adults annually.

About the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act
WIOA was enacted in 2014 and replaced the Workforce Investment Act of 1998. It is designed to strengthen and improve the nation’s public workforce system and help get American citizens, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers.

About Indiana Department of Workforce Development
DWD serves the worker and the employer to ensure workplace success. DWD is committed to innovating and invigorating Indiana’s economic future by providing WorkOne Career Centers, Unemployment Insurance, Labor Market Information, Regional Workforce Strategies and Professional Training. Through these services, DWD is able to develop a premier workforce that enables Indiana employers to flourish and entices businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana.