Workforce Readiness

Works Wonders®

The Works Wonders® Workforce Readiness program connects teens and young adults (ages 18-25) who have experienced foster care to meaningful employment.

Save the Dates! Next Training Sessions:

Sept. 22-24 in Gary; & Oct. 21-23 in Indianapolis.

If you’re not sure about your availability to attend these dates, please submit an application anyway and we will contact you as we schedule more trainings in the future.

The program supports individuals who need:

  • Help finding a job
  • Training on the skills needed to get and maintain a job
  • A career coach to help practice skills and explore careers
  • Paid work experiences or internships in career fields of interest
  • Access to High School Equivalency programs
  • Access to job training, and certification or college programs

Eligibility:

  • Young adults between the ages of 18-25 who have spent at least one day in foster care on or after their 14th birthday.
  • Have a desire to explore career pathways and attain employment.
  • Must reside in the state of Indiana 

The Works Wonders® Process

  • Complete a 16-hour workshop and earn a completion stipend
  • Receive career coaching, build your resume, create a career portfolio
  • Get connected to employers through internships, job shadows, apprenticeships, direct placement into a career, and other career-building activities

Perks of the Program

  • Cash incentives for the successful completion of learning opportunities ($100-$500)
  • Access to financial education
  • Foster Success swag
  • A path to a career you love!
  • Networking Opportunities
money savings

60% of young people report meeting a job-related goal

Foster Success | Daniel Hurst

Questions? Contact Daniel Hurst, Program Coordinator – Workforce

Daniel@fostersuccess.org   •   317-694-9704

Works Wonders®

The Works Wonders® Workforce Readiness program connects teens and young adults (ages 18-25) who have experienced foster care to meaningful employment. Learn more...

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