A new initiative could help more people become qualified to fill well paying, in-demand jobs in southwest Indiana.
WorkOne Southwest, Toyota Motor Manufacturing, and Vincennes University are partnering to help people in Gibson and Vanderburgh Counties earn a GED.
Friday, those groups looked at the number of working-age adults in our area who still don’t have that certification. They say earning a GED can not only help people make more money but can also contribute more to the local economy.
Executive Director of WorkOne Southwest Jim Heck says, “Our hopes are that-that will build their skills if they don’t have a job now let them get into the workforce and if they already have a job let them get a better employment and build up their earning power.”
Toyota also announced a $15,000 grant to WorkOne for its free training program.