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High School Equivalency Test Fees Covered By CARES Act Funding

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Elkhart Area Career Center and WBL Team holding the WBL SEAL.

Elkhart Area Career Center launches first State Earn and Learn in Early Childhood Education

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Free online skills training available to Hoosiers through Rapid Recovery initiative

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New Providers Join Adult Education

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Heartland Career Center earns four SEAL certifications 

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Garrett High School Students

Garrett High School earns second state SEAL certification

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JAG CDC 2020 OS Winner

JAG students from across Indiana compete in annual competition

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Students from Michigan City and Work Based Learning with Seal Certification

Michigan City High School earns advanced manufacturing SEAL certification

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Year in review: Indiana hits record employment in 2019

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2020 Logo: 20 Real Workforce Stories for 2020, Indiana Department of Workforce Learning

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  • Stories from 2019

    Stories from 2019

    Pathways may include: U.S. DOL Registered Apprenticeship, State Earn and Learn (SEAL), Adult Education with On-the-Job Training, Internship and Capstone Courses, Career and Technical Education, and Job Shadowing Opportunities

    Indiana Office of Technology becomes first state agency to earn SEAL certification

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    JAG Student Winner Holding Plaque for First Place in Employability Skills Competition Standing in Front of JAG Poster

    Madison High student takes top honor in national JAG competition

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    Picture of Engaged Adult Learners Taking Notes in Class and Smiling at Teacher off Camera

    Funding opportunity available to state's Adult Education providers

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    Two Male Construction Workers Review Blue Prints on the Hood of a Vehicle in Front of Shipping Crates

    Indiana’s construction sector posts strong jobs numbers over past year

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    Program aims to place minorities in construction careers

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    Robotic Welding Arm Creating Sparks While Working

    Growing Anderson manufacturer benefitting from state grant, new program

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    Indiana’s unemployment rate at lowest level in 18 months

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    Picture of DWD staff accepting award for Unemployment Insurance Integrity award

    Indiana’s Unemployment Insurance program wins prestigious Integrity award

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    U.S. Dept. of Labor honors Indiana’s Unemployment Insurance program with top award

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    Five interesting facts about Indiana's Adult Education program

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    Private employment hits another new high in 2019

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    Picture of Garrett High School Staff with Work Based Learning Team holding a SEAL Certification

    Garrett High School's construction program earns SEAL certification

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    Picture of DWD JAG staff holding the JAG 5 for 5 award on stage with the JAG Banner behind them

    Indiana's JAG program continues to excel by again winning top honor

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    May unemployment claims at lowest level in 2019

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    Hamilton Heights students posing for a picture at a Conference table/booth for Build Your Future Indiana

    Hamilton Heights offering first SEAL program for construction industry

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    Picture of Employer Shaking the hand of a high school Student who is signing on with that employer

    'Signing Day' not just for athletes anymore

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    Indiana reports record growth in its labor force

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    Indiana reports record first-quarter employment

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    Bowen Center to host annual Indiana Health Workforce Summit

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    DWD unveils improved Unemployment Insurance system for employers

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    2019 JAG Career Development Conference Cover Image Cropped- Cover Depicts 2 Different Stages of a Young Girl's life, Student and Graduate and Gives Conference Information with JAG Logo

    High school students honored at JAG State Career Development Conference

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    January jobs report keeps Indiana on record pace

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    Picture of DWD Staff Holding NASWA Award in Front of NASWA Banner on Stage

    DWD's virtual job fair for inmates receives national award

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    Pathways may include: U.S. DOL Registered Apprenticeship, State Earn and Learn (SEAL), Adult Education with On-the-Job Training, Internship and Capstone Courses, Career and Technical Education, and Job Shadowing Opportunities

    2019 big year for DWD's apprenticeship program

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    Record high 3.28 million Hoosiers working in 2018

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  • Stories from 2018

    Stories from 2018

    Trade Adjustment Assistance and DWD Co-Branded Logo

    Finance department at Indianapolis-based Johnson Controls certified for Trade Adjustment Assistance

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    Indiana outpaces nation in several key areas of employment

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    Volunteer receiving award at the Serve Indiana Awards for Excellence ceremony

    Serve Indiana honors volunteers at annual Awards for Excellence ceremony

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    DWD Commissioner Fred Payne Holding HIRE Program Award

    Indiana ex-offender HIRE program earns national honor

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    Teacher speaking in front of Adult Learners

    Indiana a national leader in adult education

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    Community Health Network uses state training grant to help save lives

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    Inmates from around the state participate in virtual job fair

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    Indiana Department of Workforce Development Region Map

    JAG Indiana expanding, plans to add 250 more programs

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    Indiana Career Explorer Landing page screen shot

    The Indiana Career Explorer Pilot Program expands by 20 middle schools for 2018-19

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    Indiana Career Connect landing page screen shot

    Mobile App Enhances Indiana Career Connect

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    Darrel Zeck and representative from Stewart's Healthcare Consultants holding SEAL

    Stewart's Healthcare Consultants Starts First Certified Earn & Learn Program

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    Darrel Zeck Head Shot

    Darrel Zeck Selected as First Executive Director of the Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship

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    Pathways may include: U.S. DOL Registered Apprenticeship, State Earn and Learn (SEAL), Adult Education with On-the-Job Training, Internship and Capstone Courses, Career and Technical Education, and Job Shadowing Opportunities

    Governor's First Recognized Earn & Learn Programs to be Launched by Stewart's Healthcare Consultants

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    DWD Honored for Use of Convenient, High-Tech Web Service For Employers

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    Hoosier Students Honored at JAG State Career Development Conference in Indianapolis

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    Next Level Jobs Logo

    NextLevel Jobs Open House for Job Seekers and Employers to be Hosted at Hobart's Southlake Mall

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    Indiana Among Founding States to Address Workforce Opportunities Through Launch of the Skillful State Network

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    Rapid Response team activated to assist displaced Autocar employees

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  • Stories from 2017

    Stories from 2017

    Serve Indiana Award Recipients Standing on Stage

    Serve Indiana Honors Outstanding Hoosier Volunteers

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    DWD Pilots Digital Job Fairs in Three Cities Nov. 15-16

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    HIRE 5 year anniversary team picture

    HIRE Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary at State House

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    Indiana Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Infographic

    DWD Anti-Fraud Efforts Result in $200 Million Impact to UI Trust Fund

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    STEM Hall of Fame Award with TPF4Y and DWD

    TPF4Y and Indiana DWD jointly inducted into the STEM Hall of Fame as 2017 Partner of the Year 

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    Picture of the inside of a manufacturing facility

    Up to 25,000 Qualified Manufacturing Workers Needed in Elkhart County

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    Skill Up Logo

    Up to $20 Million in Grants Available Through Department of Workforce Development’s Skill UP Indiana! Program

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    Indiana Workforce Success Story: Skill UP Indiana! Grants 

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    WorkOne Achievement Award-iLAB and Joseph Roe

    iLAB, Joseph Roe of Indianapolis both received WorkOne Achievement Awards 

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    WorkOne Achievement Award-MS Companies Lauren Marks

    MS Companies, Lauren Marks of Henderson both received WorkOne Achievement Awards 

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    WorkOne Achievement Award-Priscilla Jackson

    Priscilla Jackson of North Vernon received WorkOne Achievement Award 

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    WorkOne Achievement Award-Tenneco Robert Blackwell

    Tenneco, Robert Blackwell of Jeffersonville both received WorkOne Achievement Awards 

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    WorkOne Achievement Award-St. Vincent Medical Group Mindy Babbitt

    St. Vincent Medical Group, Mindy Babbitt of Paoli both received WorkOne Achievement Awards 

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    WorkOne Achievement Award-PPG Industrial Coatings, Natasha Trinkle

    PPG Industrial Coatings, Natasha Trinkle of Terre Haute both received WorkOne Achievement Awards 

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    WorkOne Achievement Award-Triton Metal Products Scott Lawson

    Triton Metal Products, Scott Lawson of Marion both received WorkOne Achievement Awards 

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    WorkOne Achievement Award-Ball Corporation Mandy Green

    Ball Corporation, Mandy Green of Lafayette both received WorkOne Achievement Awards 

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    WorkOne Achievement Award-Muncie Novelty Doniell Hiser

    Muncie Novelty, Doniell Hiser of Montpelier both received WorkOne Achievement Awards 

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    WorkOne Achievement Award-GDC of Elkhart County

    GDC of Elkhart County received WorkOne Achievement Award 

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    WorkOne Achievement Award-Calpipe Industries Inc. Randy Dean

    Calpipe Industries, Inc., Randy Dean of La Porte both received WorkOne Achievement Awards 

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    WorkOne Achievement Awards Honor Hoosiers and Hoosier Employers

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    Indiana has Nation’s Lowest Unemployment Rate for Military Veterans

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