Next Level Jobs is part of Governor Holcomb’s Next Level Indiana agenda to continue the positive momentum of our state. Under his leadership with support from the 2017 General Assembly, Indiana is taking the state’s workforce to the next level with a focus on the high-priority industries and high-demand jobs driving Indiana’s 21st Century economy forward. Two million Hoosiers need additional training to compete in the 21st Century workforce, and there will be over 1 million job openings in Indiana due to retirements and the creation of new jobs in the next decade. Whether you’re a Hoosier looking for a better-paying job or an employer looking for a better-skilled workforce, Indiana’s Next Level Jobs initiative can help.

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Eligible students can qualify for Workforce Ready Grant funds from the State of Indiana!

The grant covers full tuition costs for eligible Hoosiers who pursue certificates in one of the following high-growth sectors of Indiana’s economy: advanced manufacturing, building & construction, health & life sciences, information technology & business services, and transportation & logistics.  

To qualify for a Workforce Ready Grant, one must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • Must be an Indiana Resident and a U.S. Citizen (or eligible resident)
  • Must possess a high school diploma (or equivalent) but less than a college degree
  • Maintain Satsifactory Academic Progress
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for your desired academic year [Only for Credit Bearing Programs]
  • Enroll as a full-time student for federal financial aid (typically four courses)

· If you are a Dependent Student for federal financial aid purposes.

  •  Enroll at least as half-time student for federal financial aid (typically two courses)

· If you are a Independent Student for federal financial aid purposes.

  •  Must enroll in one of the approved grant qualifying programs. (See Below)

The full grant eligibility requirements can be found here:  



Credit Bearing Qualifying Programs

*Click each area of industry to see the credit bearing NLJ qualifying programs VU offers in that area.  Campuses where program is offered in parentheses.

Advanced Manufacturing

Building & Construction

Health & Life Sciences

I.T. & Business Services

Transportation & Logistics



Non-Credit Bearing Qualifying Programs

  • Contact Martha Thomson at or 812-888-5284 for more information on how to pursue your desired program of study.

*Click each area of industry to see the non-credit bearing NLJ qualifying programs VU offers in that area.

Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing Machine Technician (AMMT) NOW

AC Electronic Drives

Basic AC/DC Electrical Systems

CNC Mill/Lathe Operator

CNC Milling: Programming, Setup, & Operations Level I

CNC Turning: Programming, Setup, & Operations Level I

Electric Motor Control Training

Electro Fluid-Power Systems

Electronic Sensors

Hydraulics I

Mechanical Drives

PLC Training

Pneumatics I

Building & Construction

Blueprint Reading

I.T. & Business Services

COMP TIA A+ Certification