INDIANAPOLIS | A new online tool is taking a detailed and local approach to helping Hoosier job seekers and students identify what occupations are in demand in their area.
IndianaSkills.com, from Ready Indiana and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, is a free searchable database of real-time job statistics for every region of the state.
The database includes information for occupations in Indiana requiring at least a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree – associate’s degrees, certificates, and industry certifications – based on what’s requested or required in employer job ads.
Specifically, job seekers can search their local or preferred region of the state to discover the most in-demand jobs and overview of each. They can also learn the following about those positions: average salary, baseline and specialized skills necessary, certification/training required, Indiana training providers (with direct contact links), and Job status and earnings of recent graduates with these credentials.
“Based on current job growth projections in Northwest Indiana, an additional 200,000 employees will need to acquire credentials beyond a high school diploma by 2025 in order for businesses to stay competitive and for the economy to grow," said Linda Woloshansky, president and CEO, Center of Workforce Innovations in Valparaiso. " ... It is a tool which has great utility for everyone connected to workforce development.”