By Wes Mills, Content Manager
INDIANAPOLIS – EmployIndy is preparing to launch an updated version of its Job Ready Indy initiative, which will allow participants to learn new skills and increase their ability to land jobs. The organization says starting February 15, the curriculum will be available online, offering multiple interactive courses.
EmployIndy says the expanded version includes updated skills within each of six badges (employable skills) that the Indiana Department of Workforce Development says is in line with its employability skills definitions.
“No matter how much workplace experience a person may have, the expanded online curriculum helps build and enhance durable competencies needed to take their career to the next level,” said EmployIndy President & Chief Executive Officer Angela Carr Klitzsch, “Employers can continue to hire Job Ready Indy participants with confidence, knowing that they have the foundational employability skills needed for today’s workplace.”
Students who successfully complete the courses can earn six JRI badges and enhance their overall career competency.
Badges are digitally awarded and automatically displayed on participants’ Learning Hub profile, which can be accessed by numerous employers. EmployIndy says the badges can also be downloaded as a transcript and added to participants’ professional portfolio, listed on their resume, or shared directly with employers.
The JRI program launched in 2018 in collaboration with EmployIndy, The Indy Chamber and the Mayor’s office. Since then, the initiative has served over 3,100 participants through employability skills curriculum, and comprehensive enrichment activities.
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Wes Mills is a Content Manager for Inside Indiana Business, a division of IBJ Media.