A major provider of services to children with developmental disabilities and emotional challenges plans to cease operations in late May, resulting in the loss of 134 jobs. It hopes to reopen later this year as a center for adults, with as many as 200 employees.
Second Helpings—which rescues perishable food from grocery stores, hotels and restaurants and turns it into meals delivered to shelters and community centers—also teaches people the basics of food handling and preparation. Its free, 10-week training program boasts a job-placement rate of 85 percent to 95 percent within 30 days of completion.
The state is launching an initiative aimed at helping ex-offenders find jobs, particularly with large businesses that tend to have the most trepidation about hiring them.
Manufacturers and distributors often avoid existing training programs.
Auctioneer Melissa Davis and her father, Jack Christy, owner of Christy’s of Indiana Inc., have purchased the 90-year-old Reppert Auction School and are relocating it to Indianapolis.
A study by the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals estimates that the trucking industry needs to hire 200,000 more drivers this year, but some driver-training schools locally say many potential students don’t have the $3,000-to-$5,000 or more for tuition.
Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc.’s management team will get special cash bonuses if they remain with the company until the end of June, ITT disclosed in a regulatory filing last week.
Grant from Lilly Endowment will create a workforce training center, space for distance education and administrative offices at 45-year-old former hotel on North Meridian Street.
The meeting is billed as a chance to discuss the role of community colleges in preparing the nation's work force and reaching President Barack Obama's goal of having more college graduates.
The recent dearth of construction activity has been an opportunity of sorts for the Indiana-Kentucky Regional Council of
Carpenters: During the slowdown, the trade group built a $13 million
training facility and administrative building in Greenwood.
With demand for welders outstripping supply, manufacturers, road and bridge builders, and other construction company owners
are all hurting. Despite a willingness to increase hourly wages and even offer signing bonuses, the search for welders is
getting more desperate.
Indiana Business College will launch a Chef’s Academy downtown next month, offering an 18-month program intended to produce trained “culinarians.” Ivy Tech Community College, meanwhile, is looking for space to expand its two-year culinary arts program, which has seen explosive growth.