Online Skill Up And Worker Resources From ROI

(UNDATED) – Now is a great time to skill up or learn a new skill! We are curating online learning courses, training materials, job opportunities, and career awareness info that is particularly relevant to key industry sectors in the Indiana Uplands region. We will continue to add to this web page in the coming weeks. If you have a recommendation, let us know!

ROI’s Careers in the Uplands Video Series

Next door to next level, people in the Indiana Uplands are doing amazing work in STEM careers. The Uplands boasts specialization in the advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and national security industries. Check out ROI’s Careers in the Uplands Video Series to learn more about people working in the Uplands, including engineers, scientists, cybersecurity technicians, machinists and more.

Indiana INTERNnet

Despite COVID-19, employers are still posting internships and individuals are still searching for opportunities. Indiana INTERNnet is a FREE internship-matching program managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce linking employers, students, high schools, colleges and universities. Visit the StudentEmployer and Educator pages to learn more. 

EARN Indiana

EARN (Employment Aid Readiness Network) Indiana is the state’s work-study program. College students with financial need have access to resume-building, experiential, paid internships. More than 150,000 students are EARN Indiana eligible! Employers with an approved internship may receive state matching funds by hiring students — up to 50% of the student’s hourly rate—for hiring these students.

INTraining and

INTraining is Indiana’s resource to locate quality occupational training. It includes a broad and diverse selection of occupational training programs that support the employment goals of Indiana’s workforce. Qualifying individuals may receive free to low-cost occupational training and many programs can be done 100% online. For more resources on preparing and applying for high-demand jobs in Indiana, visit

Next Level Jobs

Next Level Jobs provide Hoosiers with free training in high-growth, in-demand job fields, including advanced manufacturing, building & construction, health & life sciences, IT & business, transportation & logistics. The Workforce Ready Grant pays for all tuition and regularly assessed fees for qualifying high-value certificates at any eligible training provider. Many qualifying programs can be done completely online. To qualify, recipients must be an Indiana resident and a U.S. citizen (or eligible non-citizen); have a high school diploma (or equivalent) but less than a college degree; and enroll in in any qualifying training program.

Eleven Fifty Academy

Eleven Fifty Academy teaches coding through accelerated, immersive course. People of all ages learn skills that are most in-demand among Indiana employers. More than 95% of Eleven Fifty students also qualify for substantial financial aid. Bonus: right now Intro to Coding and Intro to Cybersecurity classes are completely free!

Purdue University Free & Discounted Courses

Purdue Online, in partnership with the Purdue for Life Foundation, is offering discounted and free online courses to help you continue learning, gain new skills, and stay connected as you prepare to return to the workplace. Get started in accounting, management, cybersecurity, life sciences, and more!

Indiana University – Free & Discounted Courses

Learn technology skills at your own pace with IT Training’s online courses, hosted in IU Expand! While some courses on Expand have registration fees associated with them, IT offerings on IU Expand are available at no cost, and are self-study courses that you can work through at your own pace.
Available IT Training courses cover a range of technology skills and topics, including productivity, web development, design and media, and coding. Other courses on IU Expand include professional development, continuing education, non-credit, and certificate based courses.


Learn to code for free. Codecademy is an online interactive lesson platform that offers free coding classes in 12 different programming languages including Python, Java, JavaScript, Ruby, SQL, C++, Swift, and Sass, as well as markup languages HTML and CSS. Codecademy’s lessons get you up to speed quickly without the aid of instructors or videos, and you earn badges and points along with in-demand coding skills.