Indiana County Ready
WHAT IS INDIANACOUNTYREADY?
The designation is the local business community's seal of approval. When Indiana County employers see the IndianaCountyREADY designation on a job applications or resumes, they will know that the applicant possesses an understanding of and proficiency in the core attributes that businesses find essential in employees.
HOW TO BECOME INDIANACOUNTYREADY
One of the biggest challenges currently facing employers across industry sectors is finding employees with the appropriate skill sets. These include core skills, often referred to as “soft” skills. Six such attributes have been specifically identified by Indiana County employers as being essential for their employees to possess. The initiative seeks to connect local employers with individuals that are gaining proficiency in these areas, fostering access to a quality workforce.
By preparing a 21st century workforce that possesses the skills and competencies desired by employers across indutsry sectors, IndianaCountyREADY™ aims to boost the quality of the regional laborshed, thereby supporting business competitiveness and growth, and creating stronger local communities in Indiana County and the surrounding region. IndianaCountyREADY™ is a partnership between the Indiana County Chamber of Commerce, its public school districts and its career/technical training institution(s). The worker certification program is designed to better match local employers with employees who possess the desired core skill sets.
WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE INDIANACOUNTYREADY?
Your school counselor or academic advisor is able to sign you up for IndianaCountyREADY™. Doing so indicates your interest in achieving the IndianaCountyREADY™ designation. Participating school districts will monitor and measure proficiency in the six core attributes. IndianaCountyREADY™ certification is available to students entering the workforce upon graduation, as well as to those continuing their education. Your school counselor or academic advisor is available to discuss IndianaCountyREADY™ measurement in more detail.