tuition-free Job training

The Workforce Ready Grant pays for all tuition and regularly assessed fees for qualifying high-value certificates at any eligible training provider.

To qualify, recipients must:

  • Be an Indiana resident and a U.S. Citizen (or eligible non-citizen)
  • Have a high school diploma (or equivalent) but less than a college degree
  • Be eligible for state financial aid and file the FAFSA (for certain programs and providers)
  • Enroll in a qualifying program at an approved training provider
  • Meet any additional requirements for certain training providers and programs

Workforce Ready Grant recipients earn nearly $7,000 more after getting a certificate.

Over 31,000 Hoosiers have been trained for a better job through the Workforce Ready Grant.

“My life has changed by getting the training I needed for a better paying job… The sky is the limit!”

Sheldon Spence, CNC Machinist


earn your high school diploma

The path to a better-paying job starts with finishing your high school diploma—and you can complete it within weeks! Indiana Adult Education programs provide free math, reading and writing instruction to help you acquire the skills needed to earn a high school equivalency diploma, go to college or begin an entry-level occupational certification program.

Hoosiers can even earn a high school equivalency diploma and an occupational certificate at the same time through the WorkINdiana program, allowing you to get back to work or switch careers quickly.

find Your Next Level Job

If you already have the training you need and are searching for a job, changing jobs, re-entering the workforce, or planning a career change, the Hoosier Talent Network is a new job matching and career planning site to help you quickly find the right job and uncover new opportunities.

By understanding your skills and capabilities, the Hoosier Talent Network is able to unlock job and career opportunities based on your unique potential. Create a profile today and apply for high-demand, high-wage jobs in Indiana.