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The West Central Indiana Region 4 Workforce Investment Board addresses workforce issues in the counties of Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White.
Check out our April newsletter and find out what is happening in our region.
TRAINERS' CERTIFICATION -
For WIA money to pay for a job seeker's training, the state requires that the occupational training program must be certified by a Workforce Investment Board in Indiana. The training organization must apply for certification. The Application and General Information can be found in the menu to the left under "Links" and then "Trainers' Certification". For revisions on any programs, please follow instructions on the application.
TOP 60 CRITICAL OCCUPATIONS FOR WEST CENTRAL INDIANA -
The 2013 Top 60 Critical Occupations for West Central Iindiana publication is available. This tool can help provide educators, career counselors, parents and students with information on jobs in demand in our region.
Check out the WORKONE EMPLOYER SERVICES MAGAZINE and see how WorkOne can support and help your business in may ways.
INDIANA REGION 4 EDUCATION ALLIANCE for LEARNING (4REAL Indiana) -
is a regional network of representatives from education, economic development, and workforce development that strive to improve adult basic education opportunities within the counties of Benton, Carroll, Cass, Clinton, Fountain, Howard, Miami, Montgomery, Tippecanoe, Tipton, Warren and White Counties. To learn more, click here.
JOBS FOR AMERICA'S GRADUATES (JAG) Program -
Jobs for America's Graduates, or JAG, is a school-to-career program implemented in 700 high schools, alternative schools, community colleges, and middle schools across the country and United Kingdom. JAG's mission is to keep young people in school through graduation and provide work-based learning experiences that will lead to career advancement opportunities or to enroll in a postsecondary institution that leads to a rewarding career.
WorkOne and the Region 4 Workforce Board runs the JAG program in a total of eight high schools who have committed to having this program available for their yound people who are more at-risk. We now have programs in:
- Lafayette Jeff
- Peru High School
- Twin Lakes
- Oakland (Lafayette)
JAG has a long and successful track record of helping students graduate from high school and achieve career goals through a structured internship and classroom curriculum. Thirty-seven real-life core competences are targeted with a high level of student accountability. A unique element of the JAG Program is the inclusion of 12 months of post-graduation mentor follow-up services that increase the likelihood of the graduate continuing their education and/or entering the workforce in a quality job leading to a career. Post-graduate services will be provided by the JAG teachers and program manager.
To view the 37 core competencies, click here.