Indiana

WorkOne, Toyota, VU Partner For GED Initiative

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.

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