Welcome to the Virtual Parent & Student Forum for 2021. Here, middle and high school students can explore career opportunities in the skilled trades and manufacturing in Johnson County. There are several career-path opportunities for students in high-demand jobs that can lead students to successful and lucrative careers. In Johnson County, many great career-prep programs are available through Central Nine Career Center and Ivy Tech. Internships and apprenticeships are also possible. 

Provided by Aspire Talent Retention Team, part of Aspire Economic Development + Chamber Alliance in Johnson County, Indiana.


Scholarship Opportunities

The Johnson County Community Foundation has a variety of scholarships available for area residents. In this video, Lisa Lintner talks with Stephanie Fox about scholarship opportunities they have available.



Ivy Tech Town Hall Meeting from February 2021

Panel discussion of Indiana employers discussing the skills gap in careers connected with technology and manufacturing. 

Panel discussion of Ivy Tech students currently enrolled or recently graduated and their experiences.

Additional Ivy Tech Information

Videos regarding many in-demand career programs and certificates offered through Ivy Tech
How to enroll at Ivy Tech 


Central Nine Career Center

Tech career experiences in high school. Hear from current students about different career pathways and opportunities.

Learn more about Central Nine Career Center 

Enrollment at Central Nine

All enrollment is done through each student's school counselor. To enroll in a Central Nine program, start by identifying where you live. All enrollment is done through each student’s residential school district.

Local District: Students attending a local school district, simply contact their specific high school counselor. See below for a full list of partner high schools.

Johnson County: Whiteland Community, Indian Creek, Center Grove, Franklin Community, and Greenwood High School.

Marion County: Beech Grove, Franklin Central, Perry Meridian, and Southport High School.

Central Nine likes to welcome as many students as possible. Students who attend private, charter or home schools are welcome to attend Central Nine but will need to enroll through one of our partner school districts as a part-time student. Individuals who are interested in learning more about this process should contact one of the Central Nine Student Service Coordinators.

Who to contact for questions:

For questions, please contact one of our Johnson and Marion County representatives.

JOHNSON & MARION COUNTY

Melanie Carpenter: Johnson County Representative mcarpenter1@central9.k12.in.us
(317) 888-4401 EXT 231

Corinna Vonderwell: Marion County Representative cvonderwell@central9.k12.in.us
(317) 888-4401 EXT 260

Central Nine Adult Education

C9 Adult Ed offers short-term job training classes that result in an industry recognized certification. We are an approved Next level Jobs provider, accept GI Bill benefits and have other grant funding available that varies by class type.

Go to our website: centralnineadulted.org, then look under the Continuing Education tab for our Technology/Computer, Medical/Health, Emergency Services and Trade/Industrial classes.

Registration opens April 1st for fall classes and October 1st for spring classes. Many popular classes fill quickly!

For questions and info, contact Gayle Brooks: gbrooks@central9.k12.in.us or 317-888-4401 x318


In-demand jobs testimonials from Next Level Jobs
More information

Aviation Technician

Layout Crewman

Practical Nursing

Automotive Service Technician

CNC Machining


Indiana Internships and Apprenticeships

Indiana INTERNnet will soon become Work and Learn Indiana! We still will connect students and employers to college internships across the state, but we soon also will be supporting high school students, career changers and other opportunity seekers looking for a variety of work-and-learn experiences.
Find Internships

Getting the right job requires the right training. Some companies may pay for your further education or training while working for them. Many organizations, companies and trade unions offer training. Some programs may be free. If you see a ($) next to the program, that program is NOT free. This list was posted May 14, 2021. Please contact the company or union listed for the most current information. 

WAREHOUSE/LOGISTICS

Supply Chain Management courses – Ivy Tech ($)
FedEx - complete tuition assistance for online degree (BA in Organizational Leadership)
Starbucks - complete tuition assistance for online degree (Arizona State University)

MEDICAL

Franciscan Health – Medical Assisting Program ($)
Healthcare Programs – Ivy Tech ($)
Nursing and Practical Nursing Program– Ivy Tech ($)
Norton Healthcare - Apprenticeship program in the Louisville area
EMS Training Course at Franciscan Health ($)
Accelerated EMT Course in Greenwood at Franciscan Health ($)
Paramedic Training Course Indianapolis at Franciscan Health ($)
Medical Assisting Program at Franciscan Health ($)

ADVANCED MANUFACTURING

Endress+Hauser – Apprenticeship Program
Advanced Automation and Robotics Technology Courses – Ivy Tech ($)
Manufacturing Productions and Operations Courses – Ivy Tech ($)
International Union of Operating Engineers - Mechanical Engineering
Amatrol - offers apprenticeship programs
INFAME - apprentice-style education program

SKILLED TRADES

Aerotech Center of Technology – Flight instruction ($)
Built to Succeed – Careers in construction
Build Your Future – Careers in construction
Ivy Tech Industrial Apprenticeship Courses – Construction trades ($)
Teamsters Local 135 - Construction
Stoops Freightliner - Diesel Technician Training Program
Lift Academy - Pilot Training through Republic Airways
JobCorps - Career training program through US Dept of Labor
Indiana Approved Apprentice Programs - List of contact information for all state-approved apprenticeship programs in Indiana 

HVAC

ABC Indiana/Kentucky: Associated Builders and Contractors
Bassemiers (Offers apprenticeships to their service techs, one would have to apply for the service department first)
Inteplast Group
Haynes International (HVAC and welding apprenticeships available)
IUOE Local 103 Apprenticeship Training
Rolls-Royce Apprenticeships (offers apprenticeships with employment)
RT Moore
Union Sheet Metal Industry
My Suez Water

CARPENTER

Regional Council of Carpenters 

ELECTRICIANS

IEC Indy - Apprenticeship Program
Indiana Electric Cooperatives - Lineman apprenticeship program
NECA/IBEW NW Indiana - Apprenticeship programs
Lincoln Tech Electrical Training Program ($)
IBEW - Indianapolis apprenticeship program 

PLUMBERS & PIPEFITTERS

UA Local 157 (also HVAC)
Service Mechanical (also HVAC)
Bluffton Plumbing, Heating, and Electric (also HVAC)
Van Contracting (also HVAC)
UA Local 440 - apprenticeship and training center - Indianapolis (also HVAC) 

IRON WORKERS

Iron Workers Southern Ohio & Vicinity District Council (Ft. Wayne)
Iron Workers 22 (Indianapolis) - Apprenticeship program 

COMPUTER TECHNICIAN

Purdue Cyber Apprenticeship Program ($)
Kenzie Academy - partnership with Butler University for certificate


Job Training and Apprenticeship Programs, Johnson County Indiana

Aspire Johnson County reached out to area employers and have compiled a list of companies that offer training and apprenticeship programs. A number of these programs allow high schools to shadow employees. You can find a spreadsheet with details on the programs and how to apply at this link.

Caterpillar

CTP Division of Nelson Global Products

C9 Adult Education

Endress+Hauser

Essex Furukawa

FedEx Ground

Interstate Warehousing 

Johnson County Public Library

Overton Industries


Garrett High School State Earn and Learn

State Earn and Learn programs (SEAL) focus on employers needs and partnerships with high schools to earn credits or certifications while students are in high school. The video shows Garrett High School, but programs like these are being planned at Center Grove and other school systems in the region. 
Watch the video