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Tech adds five new certificates to list of Workforce Ready Grant options

July 13, 2023

Indiana Tech is once again 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. This is the fourth year that Indiana Tech was awarded funding by the grant, and the program continues to grow. Indiana Tech was approved to add five new certificates to its Workforce Ready offering this year: Additive Manufacturing, Cybersecurity, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Programming. To date, more than 200 students have earned an undergraduate certificate from Indiana Tech with no out-of-pocket costs, thanks to the grant.

“Our industry-focused undergraduate certificates are designed to help students build the skills and knowledge they need to be ready for the jobs of the future,” said Steve Herendeen, vice president for enrollment management at Indiana Tech. “We’re pleased to receive funding for this program for a fourth year. It’s exciting to see so many students advance their skills and their careers, thanks to the Workforce Ready Grant and the Next Level Jobs program.”

Students can choose from the following Workforce Ready Grant-approved undergraduate certificate programs:

  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Basic Accounting
  • Construction Management
  • Cybersecurity
  • Health Care Administration
  • Human Resources Management
  • Information Technology
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Medical Coding
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Production Management
  • Programming
  • Supply Chain Management

To be eligible for Workforce Ready Grant funding, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • 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
  • Enroll in any qualifying training program at an eligible training provider
  • Complete the FAFSA
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Enroll at least half-time (dependent students must enroll full time to receive grant funding)

Indiana Tech offers career-focused certificate and degree programs in a format designed to fit busy schedules. Students can take one six-week online class at a time and make rapid progress toward certificate or degree completion. Learn more about Indiana Tech’s certificate programs at For more information or to apply, students can apply online, work with their local Indiana Tech admissions team or contact the university’s Warrior Information Network at 888.832.4742 or