The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has recognized several Hoosiers and Indiana companies with WorkOne Achievement Awards. The honor spotlights outstanding accomplishments while participating in the work force development system. Some of the winners include Jessica Ford, Jaqueline Fitzpatrick and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries in Franklin.

April 21, 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Jessica Ford of Indianapolis was presented with the WorkOne Achievement Award for overcoming several employment barriers and pursuing a better life for himself. She received the award today in a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.

Ford was a single mother who dropped out of high school in the 12th grade to take care of her ailing mother when she came into WorkOne to take advantage of the opportunities available. Through Adult Basic Education courses, Ford was able to obtain her High School Equivalency diploma, after which she took part in the WorkINdiana program through WorkOne to earn an industry-recognized credential. After having cared for her mother, Ford felt that something in the healthcare field would be a good career fit for her. So she participated in additional training to become a Clinical Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA). Now, the former high school dropout who had never been employed is working full time at the Pain Management Center as a CCMA.

“I’m proud of Jessica for taking advantage of all WorkOne has to offer,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “The work she put into obtaining her HSE and CCMA is to be commended.”

The WorkOne Achievement Awards are awarded by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to 12 individuals for their outstanding accomplishments while participating in the workforce development system. Twelve awards were also presented to employers who partner with WorkOne for their contribution to growing Indiana’s economy and commitment to their community. All of today’s recipients were nominated for the award by their local WorkOne center.

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development

April 21, 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Climate Control, Incorporated, located in Franklin, received a WorkOne Achievement Award for partnering with WorkOne to create employment opportunities for local Hoosiers. The award was presented today in a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Climate Control, Inc., which manufactures and supplies air-conditioning systems, has been a partner with WorkOne since 2011. Mitsubishi utilizes WorkOne for WorkKeys applicant skills assessment testing, online applications, and On-the-Job Training (OJT). To date, approximately 85 individuals have been placed in jobs through the OJT program, which enables persons with little or no work experience to be employed and trained in industry-specific skills. Additionally, they continue to impact lives and bring people together in the support of service members, their families and Hoosiers looking for quality employment opportunities.

“Mitsubishi has a deep-rooted commitment in their efforts to hire veterans and help them transition to the civilian workforce,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “Mitsubishi is a vital and progressive company in their community and the State as a whole.”

The WorkOne Achievement Awards are awarded by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to 12 individuals for their outstanding accomplishments while participating in the workforce development system. Twelve awards were also presented to employers who partner with WorkOne for their contribution to growing Indiana’s economy and commitment to their community. All of today’s recipients were nominated for the award by their local WorkOne center.

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development

April 21, 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Jaqueline Fitzpatrick of Anderson was presented with the WorkOne Achievement Award for overcoming several employment barriers and pursuing a better life for herself. She received the award today in a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.

As a single mother who was working full time at a nursing home, Fitzpatrick found it difficult to make ends meet. Determined to pursue further education in order to increase her income, she went to WorkOne. After Fitzpatrick received assessment and counseling services, including budget, career, and crisis counseling, she enrolled in the School of Practical Nursing through WorkOne at the J. Everett Light Career Center. There, she successfully earned her Licensed Practical Nurse credential and is currently working full-time as a Nurse Supervisor.

“Jaqueline is an inspiration to people of all ages due to her a positive attitude,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “She was given the opportunity to show her initiative and problem solving skills as she fought for a better future for herself and her son.”

The WorkOne Achievement Awards are awarded by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to 12 individuals for their outstanding accomplishments while participating in the workforce development system. Twelve awards were also presented to employers who partner with WorkOne for their contribution to growing Indiana’s economy and commitment to their community. All of today’s recipients were nominated for the award by their local WorkOne center.

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development

April 21, 2015

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – BWI Development, located in Indianapolis received a WorkOne Achievement Award for partnering with WorkOne to create employment opportunities for local Hoosiers. The award was presented today in a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.

BWI is a parent company with entities providing real estate development and consultation of Section 42 Affordable Housing projects, property and asset management, construction management, and electrical construction. Through partnership with WorkOne, BWI was able to utilize the PowerTrain Indy program to recruit candidates for training and hiring. BWI used available On-the-Job Training funds to hire Indianapolis residents living in downtown neighborhoods and provided them with sustainable skills and employment.

“The team at BWI are strong community development advocates,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “BWI is an employer-partner that provides important hiring feedback for WorkOne, which promotes the continued creation of talent for Indianapolis businesses and the development of the local workforce.”

The WorkOne Achievement Awards are awarded by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to 12 individuals for their outstanding accomplishments while participating in the workforce development system. Twelve awards were also presented to employers who partner with WorkOne for their contribution to growing Indiana’s economy and commitment to their community. All of today’s recipients were nominated for the award by their local WorkOne center.

Source: Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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