Workforce development brings together education, business, and the employment services of the WorkOne offices to serve the jobseekers and employers in the region.
WorkOne staff assist in customer preparation for education and training using evidence-based assessments that predict and result in the successful completion of education and training that leads to employment. Educators play a vital role by linking knowledge and skills gained in various education and training environments to the needs of regional employers.
JAG is a state-based, national non-profit dedicated to helping high school students of promise who have experienced challenging or traumatic life experiences achieve success through graduation. JAG students receive adult mentoring while in school and one year of follow-up counseling after graduation.
Region 11 Participating Schools:
· Bosse High School – Evansville
· Gibson Southern High School – Fort Branch
· Princeton Community High School – Princeton
· Jasper High School – Jasper
· Southridge High School – Huntingburg
· Tell City High School – Tell City
· Mount Vernon High School – Mount Vernon
· Lincoln High School – Vincennes
· Pike Central High School – Petersburg
An event for high school students where nine companies create challenges, relevant to the industry, centered around critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. Students form teams of four and compete for cash prizes; the top three in each challenge, the top three overall, and teamwork/communication awards earn the students cash. The event is located at Oakland City University campus. Educators are encouraged to get their students involved.
Educators are immersed in four manufacturing facilities over a two-week period to learn the principles of manufacturing and learn about careers within the industry. Educators are paid a stipend and receive professional growth points.
Students tour area companies to learn about types of occupations, required skills, and credentials. Tours last approximately an hour and fifteen minutes, and students rotate to three companies in the day. Tour of Opportunity has launched in nearly all nine Region 11 counties. Educators may reach out to receive business contacts for touring opportunities available in the region.