The YMCA’s Project Connect program is an integrated education and training model designed to prepare adult learners for rewarding entry-level careers. Through guided practice and hands-on training, our students thrive in competitive job markets.
The YMCA offers an inclusive space for all learners to grow academically and professionally no matter what level they are on. Project Connect offers three unique components to participants: comprehensive employment training, career coaching, and job placement.
By addressing and removing the most common barriers for potential participants, the Y provides the opportunity for individuals to create a career pathway for themselves to provide a brighter future. For more information please contact the Project Connect team at YMCA_WD@indymca.org.
Or they can continue to work in the same setting with the ability to meet a wider range of youth needs.
The YMCA partners with the Indiana Youth Services Association (IYSA) to provide this certification training at various times throughout the year. After completion of the training portion of this program, individuals can apply for job and career opportunities within the Youth Development YMCA, which provides before and after school programs and camp opportunities for youth across Indianapolis.
As an adult education provider, the YMCA utilizes grant funding through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and EmployIndy to also provide tuition coverage for individuals that qualify.
For more information about the CYC certification, please contact our Project Connect team at YMCA_WD@indymca.org to learn more.
Program development in progress; please stay tuned for more info.
The YMCA offers our community a variety of Certification & Training courses such as first aid, CPR and AED training that will provide you with the critical skills you need for an emergency.
The YMCA provides collegiate services to continue the pathway for young people to engage in programming and further develop their career skills.
The YMCA offers a variety of specialty classes for teens to learn a new skill and make new friends!