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.

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.
  • Must reside in one of the following counties:
    (Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks, Johnson, Madison, Marion, Morgan, Shelby)
  • Have a desire to explore career pathways and attain employment.

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

Daniel Hurst

Questions? Contact Daniel Hurst, Program Coordinator – Workforce

[email protected]   •   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...

Direct Placement

Coming in 2022

Employer Engagement

Foster Success is looking for employer partners with a vested interest and willingness to partner with our young adults transitioning out of foster care. Learn more...

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