Are you looking for a new job or career as a result of COVID-19?

Rapid Recovery for a Better Future is Indiana’s people-focused initiative providing resources and support for Hoosiers affected by the pandemic to secure education, training, as well as skills and career coaching, and increasing access to quality jobs.

In addition to workforce training, Rapid Recovery for a Better Future is also committed to helping Hoosiers take their next step in finding a job, securing emergency aid, childcare support or food assistance. Your next step starts here.

Next Level Jobs programs and training providers are considered based on employer demand, wages, job placements and program completion rates. All approved industries, programs and training providers are reviewed regularly to ensure Next Level Jobs is meeting the needs of Hoosiers and the State.

Businesses

Businesses must first apply to be placed on the INTraining Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). All INTraining ETPL applicants are vetted by Indiana’s INTraining staff. Once approved, they qualify to complete the WRG Training Provider Application. The Department of Workforce Development processes and approves all applications from businesses and will communicate next steps to approved providers.

To apply as a business:
  1. Apply to be on the INTraining ETPL
  2. Review the WRG NCB Implementation and Procedures Manual and 2021 CARES Act Addendum
  3. Review the WRG NCB Rapid Recovery Participant Rights and Responsibilities
  4. Apply to be a WRG non-credit-bearing training provider

Questions? Review the Frequently Asked Questions for Non-Credit Training Providers or contact the Department of Workforce Development at workforcereadygrant@dwd.in.gov.

Institutions of Higher Education

Institutions of higher education (offering either credit-bearing or non-credit-bearing programs) may submit programs for review twice a year, in alignment with the academic calendar. The Indiana Commission for Higher Education processes and approves all applications from higher education institutions and will communicate next steps to approved providers.

TO apply as an iNSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION:
  1. Review the Procedures for Postsecondary Institutions
  2. Complete the Commission’s Workforce Ready Grant Approval Request Form and submit to nextleveljobs@che.in.gov.

Questions? Contact the Commission for Higher Education at nextleveljobs@che.in.gov.