Area Workforce

Available Workforce in Jennings County and surrounding areas, April 2021, STATS Indiana

Employment by Industry

Average salary – $59,618

(Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy report, Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission, 2020)

Educating the Workforce of the Future

Today’s successful companies need a skilled workforce that’s ready to make the most of tomorrow’s technology. That’s why Jennings County’s local governments and schools work closely together with each other, as well as with our State and Federal government partners to provide state-of-the-art resources and opportunities to build the workforce of the future.

Primary Education

Jennings County Schools (K-12)

Project Lead the Way introduces middle and high school students to the opportunities available in engineering and life sciences.

Nearby Colleges and Universities

Preparing the Next Generation Workforce

The Ivy Tech Cyber Academy is designed to meet the growing demand for cyber security professionals. Through a nationally-recognized academy, Ivy Tech students receive the education and training they need for jobs that secure our community, state and nation’s computers, networks and critical infrastructure.

In 11 months, area students can graduate with an Associate of Applied Science degree and have an opportunity to earn valuable, industry-recognized certifications in cyber security. Students also will have opportunities to:

  • Obtain a National Security Agency and Department of Defense-recognized skill set and awareness of current issues.
  • Transfer their credits to a university to pursue a bachelor’s degree.

In the news: Officials to Cut Ribbon on Cyber Academy (Indiana Business Journal)

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