Through the years, WorkOne Northwest Indiana has provided no-cost programs and services to help people get back to work, get skilled up and trained to advance in their careers.
“We’re the people who help you get back to work or help you advance your skills for a better position,” said Nicholas Elliott, Regional Manager at WorkOne. WorkOne Career Advisors work with clients to assess their current skill sets, while also providing resources to help get them skilled up for good wage and in-demand jobs in Northwest Indiana. “We have funding available to qualified individuals for short-term training in manufacturing, healthcare, and transportation and logistics,” Elliott added.
WorkOne services extend as far as helping veterans and their spouses reenter civilian life and the workforce, as well as offering job search and career assistance for young people, ages 16-24.
For employers, WorkOne offers cost-effective services allowing employers access to free job postings, recruitment and pre-screening assistance, job applicant testing, and resources on training grant tax credits. “Our Business Service representatives work hand-in-hand with employers to ensure they are presented with the best qualified job candidates,” said Elliott. Employers can also learn about the many funding sources WorkOne has to off-set training for new and/or incumbent workers, including On-the-Job Training (OJT) funding, Incumbent Worker Training (IWT) training funds, and more.
“You can say that our real focus at WorkOne starts with employers,” Elliott said. “Learning from them what skill gaps exist for the many in-demand jobs they need to fill will allows us to work with education and training providers to forecast what training they need to focus on and then getting people into those training programs,” he added.
In his eight years with the WorkOne management team, Elliott has seen a change in the labor market and the skills demanded by employers. “It’s a strong reminder that you can have a successful career not only with a four-year college degree, but also through short-term training that results in a certification,” said Elliott.
So whether someone needs help with a resume or interviewing tips, guidance on a career path, or money for training, they should definitely visit one of the nine WorkOne offices in the region.
For more information on WorkOne and the services they provide, visit www.gotoworkonenw.com.
The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board oversees the regional WorkOne system.