INDIANAPOLIS – EmployIndy, the Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee, and the Marion County Coalition on Youth will help connect thousands of young adults to job opportunities in 2018. The program also announced a new employability skills system designed to get 16-24 year-olds jobs ready.
Project Indy is designed to give thousands of local young people job experience, useful skills, and safe and productive alternative to crime and gangs. It is funded through federal grants, corporate donations, and community organizations.
To ensure that young adults are ready for job opportunities, EmployIndy and the Indy Chamber have partnered to create the Job Ready Indy program. Beginning in March, local youth can enroll in Job Ready Indy workshops with various partner organizations around the city and earn up to six badges, each focused on various skill sets that will set them up for success in a job and appear on their Project Indy profiles.
Each Sunday in February, Mayor Hogsett will be engaging local churches and faith-based organizations to encourage young people and employers to take advantage of all that Project Indy has to offer. Attendees of Congressman André Carson’s Your Opportunities Job Fair in March can stop by the Project Indy booth to learn more about the program.
Young job-seekers and employers can learn more and sign up at projectindy.net.
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