Displaced Workers Looking to Skill-Up Encouraged to Attend

(NOBLESVILLE, SEPTEMBER 4, 2020) – The Hamilton County Workforce Recovery Task Force, in cooperation with the Hamilton County Workforce Innovation Network (HCWIN), will host a Virtual Career Fair on September 17th from 11am – 3pm. The Career Fair is specifically designed for anyone considering a career change or skill up opportunity. This may include opportunities which require new credentials, certifications, or apprenticeships.
“There has really never been a better time to make a career change or to skill-up,” said Robert Kneberg, Executive Director of HCWIN. “Federal funding is currently available to help offset the cost of earning new certifications, learning new skills, and ultimately finding a new career.”
Many Hamilton County employers have high-paying, in-demand positions available. The Career Fair is designed to connect those companies and educational institutions with employees who have recently been displaced by the pandemic and are open to pursuing a fresh career track. Many of the employers will provide the necessary classes, training or apprenticeships required to retrain or secure a new degree, credential, or certification.
“The eligibility for training funds under the Rapid Recovery program, Next Level Jobs (Workforce Ready Grants) has been expanded,” said Ed Miller, Business Services for Hamilton County Work One. “Hoosiers with existing degrees are able to access these training funds for qualifying high-value certificates through at least the end of the year.”
The free Virtual Career Fair and will provide one-on-one chat or video conversations with company and education representatives. Companies and job seekers interested in participating can learn more and register at http://hcwin.org/virtual-job-fair/ For more information, contact Robert Kneberg at rkneberg@hcwin.org or 317-914 -0171.