Vocational Schools Offer Online Classes and a Shorter Path to Finding a Job


If you’re a recent high school graduate or someone who is unemployed during the COVID-19 crisis, you should consider taking classes online at a vocational college to help you prepare and find a job.


The Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) understands not everyone can afford to attend a four-year university and there’s a lack of awareness about alternative jobs and higher education opportunities. It’s become a real problem for not only parents and students, but also local employers who have positions they can’t fill. That’s why CFMC is working with schools and businesses to bridge this gap between employers and employees.


Here are some reasons why a vocational college may be your best opportunity to find a job:


·         Thanks to Indiana’s Workforce Ready Grant and NextLevel Jobs, anyone without a college degree can earn a certification for vocational or specialized training at Ivy Tech, tuition is FREE, and classes are online.

·         Vocational schools have higher employment rates because graduates have the necessary skills to transition into a job immediately.

·         Flexible class schedules allow students to take classes during the day or evening. If you’re working now but want to find a different job, a vocational school may be right for you.

·         Currently, Ivy Tech’s has a Rapid Recovery Program that’s free to the first 10,000 participants to help them figure out what job path they want to take. Go to https://www.ivytech.edu/index.html for more information.


·         Well-paying careers that don’t require a four-year college degree include Robotics technician, motorsports technology, electrician, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), medical or dental assistant, cybersecurity, web programming, and aviation maintenance technician. To learn more about these careers go to: https://www.nextleveljobs.org/Job-Seeker/Available-Job-Training.


CFMC has identified real solutions such as funding to implement career path awareness and coaching programs in our schools. Be a part of the solution and give today to change lives tomorrow.