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Indiana Tech partners with state for Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant

August 19, 2020 indiana: a state that works logo combined with nextlevel jobs indiana logo

Indiana Tech is now an approved education provider for Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant, which is part of the state’s Next Level Jobs program. The initiative provides state residents with free training in high-paying, in-demand industries like manufacturing, construction, health sciences, business, information technology  and more. Qualifying students can have the entire cost of an undergraduate certificate from Indiana Tech covered by the grant.

Indiana Tech offers undergraduate certificates in high-demand fields that allow students to improve their knowledge and skills, giving them a competitive edge and enabling them to advance in their careers. Each undergraduate certificate is comprised of six to seven courses, and students can choose from the following programs:

  • Basic Accounting
  • Management
  • Construction Management
  • Marketing
  • Health Care Administration
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Human Resources Management
  • Production Management
  • InsurTech

“This is exciting news for the university and students alike, as Indiana Tech is the only four-year university that’s part of the Workforce Ready  program,” said Steve Herendeen, vice president for enrollment management at Indiana Tech. “All of our degree and certificate programs are industry-focused and designed with employers’ needs in mind. The undergraduate certificates offer students skills and training they need in order to prepare for the jobs of the future.”

Indiana Tech was awarded $1 million in Workforce Ready Grant funding for the 2020-21 academic year, with expanded opportunities through the end of this calendar year thanks to additional funding provided by the CARES Act. To be eligible, applicants 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 (NOTE: Through Dec. 30, 2020, Hoosiers with an associate or bachelor’s degree are also eligible to participate.)
  • Enroll in any qualifying training program at an eligible training provider
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Enroll at least half-time

Indiana Tech offers career-focused degree programs and certificates in a format designed to fit busy schedules. Accelerated six-week courses are offered online, on-site at 19 regional locations, or a combination of both. Students can take one class at a time and make rapid progress toward certificate or degree completion.

Learn more about Indiana Tech’s undergraduate certificate programs at For more information or to apply, students can work with their local Indiana Tech admissions team or contact the Warrior Information Network at 888.832.4742 or