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Internships for Adults

If you think internships are just for kids with no work experience, think again. Internships are a great way for career changers to re-tool their professional lives, according to Janet Boston, executive director of IndianaINTERN.net. IndianaINTERN.net is a free internship-matching program from the Indiana Chamber of Commerce that connects students and employers with internship opportunities in Indiana through an online database of more than 6,300 students, 7,200 employers and 700 available positions. You can even get personal assistance—including a hotline to answer questions and provide internship guidance and resource materials.…

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Back to School? Great idea now do your homework

Going back to school to get a certificate or degree is a great career—and life—move, but make sure you’ve done your homework first. Consider these important factors: Tally up the whole cost. Even if you don’t need to make a move, there are other costs besides tuition. Transportation, potential additional child-care expenses, books and supplies should be included on your list. Research which type of diploma best suits your goal. Do you need a degree, or will a certificate bring results? Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce reports…

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Fact Check. Work and School: Do they Mix?

By 2020, 60 percent of all jobs in Indiana will require a degree or certificate.   Work and School: Do they Mix? Check in with your employer if you are thinking about taking classes toward a degree or certificate. Many employers offer tuition reimbursement, so you’ll want to be sure to cash in on that employee benefit. Taking a job with a college-friendly policy could be a great career move, too. If you’re making a career change, ask a prospective employer whether education is a company value. Cook Group in…

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Take it to the next level

Ready to take your career to the next level? You’re in luck. The State of Indiana recently unveiled the Next Level Jobs initiative, which offers two new grant programs aimed to help adult Hoosiers prepare for today’s high-demand, high-wage jobs. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development reports that within the next several years, two-thirds of all jobs will require training beyond high school. The Next Level Jobs program aims to help meet that need by providing more than $20 million over the next two years for workforce training and certifications.…

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“You can. Go back.”

Colleges join statewide effort to help students finish.   Are you one of 750,000-plus Hoosier adults who started college but didn’t finish? “You Can. Go Back.” is a statewide campaign that aims to help you finish what you started. Many colleges are offering special programs and incentives—including flexible class schedules and online courses, college credit for work and military experience, grade- and debt-forgiveness programs—as well as scholarships, tuition discounts and $1,000 in State grants for qualifying students. See the list for participating schools and visit YouCanGoBack.com.     Public Institutions…

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