EmployIndy

  • Economic Mobility

Website
www.employindy.org

Primary Contact
Angela Carr Klitzsch
President & CEO
Contact via email

Mission statement

EmployIndy is Marion County’s local workforce investment board that provides expertise, identifies tools and prioritizes resources to develop, create or find the best talent needed to power the Marion County economy.

Actions

EmployIndy is working on the following actions:

Economic Mobility

Strategy

Increase the number of and raise the visibility of "earn while you learn" training opportunities for adults who want to increase their skills but are unable to go to school full-time because of other obligations.

Action

Expand the number of opportunities provided by flexible, locally created on the job training programs (work-based learning training opportunities, etc.)

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

15%

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Status on March 2, 2017
EmployIndy increased the footprint of work-based learning and on the job training opportunities within healthcare and technology as a result of funds available through 2018, from a US Department of Labor grant aimed at long-term underemployed and unemployed residents. The Employ Up program offers training education and paid work-based learning opportunities.
Economic Mobility

Strategy

Increase the number of and raise the visibility of "earn while you learn" training opportunities for adults who want to increase their skills but are unable to go to school full-time because of other obligations.

Action

Increase visibility and community based connections to training opportunities in neighborhoods

Start Date:

January 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

20%

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Status on March 2, 2017
EmployIndy is increasingly applying an intentional, place-based approach to delivering education, training, employability skills and work-based learning at the neighborhood level to advance strong and supportive communities. EmployIndy increased investment in community-based workforce development to provide education, training and work experiences for individuals in five recognized high-priority neighborhood clusters and other high-need areas of the city.
Economic Mobility

Strategy

Increase the number of and raise the visibility of "earn while you learn" training opportunities for adults who want to increase their skills but are unable to go to school full-time because of other obligations.

Action

Increase the opportunities for youth to improve their skills and their earning potential

Start Date:

July 1, 2016

Completion Date:

December 31, 2020

Progress

30%

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Status on March 2, 2017
EmployIndy was awarded additional funding to enhance existing summer employment programs and expand employability skills training and work experiences throughout the year. These are programs with innovative approaches to offering career information and substantive work opportunities for the city’s estimated 30,000 opportunity youth and young adults, and include exposure to industries and employers driving our region, as well as, earn and learn opportunities.