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Train For Your Next Level Job

The Workforce Ready Grant gives Hoosiers an opportunity to remove financial barriers that can prevent them from receiving the training they need to obtain a Next Level Job and thrive in today's economy. This includes the opportunity for working-age adults to earn a high-value certificate at Ivy Tech Community College - free of cost to the student.

Managed in partnership by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, the Workforce Ready grant promotes the high-value certificate programs in the five sectors that align with Indiana's economy:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Building and Construction
  • Health Sciences
  • Information Technology and Business Technology
  • Transportation and Logistics

 

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Eligibility

  • Must be an Indiana resident
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED/High School Equivalency
  • May not have previously received an associate degree or higher (bachelors, masters, etc.)
  • May not have previously received a certificate in a Workforce Ready Grant eligible program
  • All students must file a FAFSA**
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress**
  • Enroll in 6 or more credit hours as an independent student**
  • Enroll in 12 or more credit hours as a dependent student**

    **Credit-bearing programs only

Covered Costs

  • Tuition and required fees associated with courses that apply toward an approved Workforce Ready Grant eligible program (excludes book(s) charges)
  • Only costs in excess of federal grants, state grants and scholarships are covered

Next Level Jobs

Eligible Credit Programs

Click on an industry sector above to see what programs are available!

Eligible Non-Credit Programs

Click on an industry sector above to see what programs are available!

Non-Credit Contacts

Select the campus nearest you for contact information for eligible non-credit programs.