JOB READY INDY (JRI)

Organization name: EmployIndy

Program Type

Leadership skills & college/career prep programs

Ages Served:

12-18 Years
19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: Through collaboration with the Indy Chamber, the City of Indianapolis, and youth service provider partners, EmployIndy has developed Job Ready Indy (JRI) as a clearinghouse for Marion County educators and workforce development providers to badge students and job seekers who demonstrate the key competencies essential to excel in the workforce. This set of competencies is aligned to Indiana’s Employability Skills and fine-tuned based on input and validation from Indy-area employers. The six badges of Job Ready Indy include Mindsets, Self-Management Skills, Learning Strategies, Social Skills, Workplace Skills, and Launch a Career. Currently JRI curriculum is built to serve youth, but the EmployIndy team is working to modify this curriculum for adults.
Success Metrics: Number of individuals who complete 1 or more badges or those who complete all six badges and the job ready soft skills learned. In program year 2019, 291 individuals earned all six JRI badges.

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

2,143

Black or African Americans Annually Served

52%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

10%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $100,000
Initial Start-Up Cost: $112,930

Contact Information

Organization Name: EmployIndy
Website: https://employindy.org/
Respondents Name: Robin Kildall
Email: rkildall@employindy.org

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