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Workforce Readiness

Workforce Readiness

HRNDIANA is committed to helping HR Professionals in Indiana and their employers to successfully address workplace challenges and changes. These changes are a result of the rapid economic, social and technological advances that affect current and future members of the workforce. This page contains links to Workforce Readiness resources within SHRM and the State of Indiana as well as highlights on some of the Chapter initiatives.  Please contact me if you want to share what you are doing in your chapter, or if you need assistance.


What Is Workforce Readiness?

According to SHRM, Workforce Readiness can be defined as ensuring that today’s and tomorrow’s workforce has the skills, competencies and behaviors to succeed in today’s and tomorrow’s workplace. Ensuring that today’s and tomorrow’s workplace maximizes the potential of today’s and tomorrow’s workforce.

Focus Areas:

  • Preparedness
  • Up-skilling/Re-skilling
  • Retaining
  • Accommodating
  • Transitioning


  • Awareness
  • Action
  • Advocacy

Workforce Readiness Resources:

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Plan

Skill Gaps & Workforce Readiness (SHRM)

WIN Career Readiness System Free online training available to all Indiana residents and employers.

Next Level Jobs  The Next Level Jobs Workforce Ready Grant pays the tuition and mandatory fees for eligible high-value certificate programs at Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, Indiana Institute of Technology, or other approved providers. The grant is available for two (2) years and covers up to the number of credits required by the qualifying program.

Career Readiness  (Indy area specific)

Employment Readiness Academy This mentorship program enables people with disabilities to learn workplace skills while contributing to the daily operations of an organization.

HIRE Online Free Job Fair

Veterans Indiana

INVETS  Nonprofit organization founded by veterans that helps former service members transition to civilian life by connecting them with Indiana employers and providing career-building resources.

Indiana Career Connect Employment tools for job seekers in Indiana.

Indiana Economic Development Opportunities Great site and resources

HR SHRM Job board

 Google Career Certificate Program Flyer

• Back to Work Campaign (COVID-19 Recovery Response)

• SHRM Foundation Veterans at Work (Empowering HR professionals to attract, hire and retain veterans)

• Employing Abilities @ Work (Strengthen the skills and abilities of professionals to hire, develop, advance and retain individuals with disabilities in their workplace.

• Getting Talent Back To Work (Helping employers confidently hire individuals with a criminal background)

• Aging Workforce (Resources for recruiting, retaining and leveraging the value of an age-diverse workforce)

Hoosiers by the Numbers:

SHRM Workforce Readiness Resources:

“The Society for Human Resource Management believes that government and employers play a role in providing worker training and development opportunities to maintain a skilled labor force. SHRM also is committed to helping HR professionals remove the barriers that may prevent qualified workers from being fully considered for jobs—particularly because of their long-term unemployment status.”

Meet our Workforce Readiness Director


Tiffani Ewing

If you have questions about workforce readiness, please contact Tiffani Ewing.