The state is offering more resources to help Hoosiers get back to work.
The Rapid Recovery for a Better Future initiative connects residents with resources to help them move forward as the world reopens amid the pandemic. Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Workforce Cabinet launched the $50 million initiative, which offers job placement assistance and skills assessment.
“People are our state’s most valuable resource and they are what define Indiana as a great place to live, work and grow,” Holcomb said. “It is critical that our state is not only providing these services but actively helping people get connected so they take that next step to a better future.”
The state initiative focuses on:
- Connecting residents to real-time job, career, skill and educational resources and funding for personal advancement. An online hub, YourNextStepIn.org, provides connection and one-on-one supports for Hoosiers at the touch of their fingertips
- Connecting residents to opportunities with the assistance of career coaches and navigators to assess and develop their skills and gain better understanding of job needs and opportunities.
- Providing access to accelerated programs and credentials through the Workforce Ready Grant and
- Ivy Tech Community College's Rapid Recovery program—which will provide free courses and training for 10,000 Hoosiers.
- Federal funding through the CARES Act provides $50 million into the state’s efforts.