Syracuse, Indiana

Workforce

In addition to Kosciusko County and Elkhart County, Syracuse draws from a large labor pool, including the counties of Marshall, St. Joseph, Whitley, Allen and Noble.

The area has formed a community consortium of service providers and employers to develop programs to recruit entry level employees in the manufacturing field and to train them for basic certifications to enter manufacturing employment and to provide employers with trainable and promotable employees.  One of the programs, called "Kosciusko Kickstart Your Career," can be viewed at kosciuskokickstart.com.


WORKFORCE ASSISTANCE

WorkOne is the central location for workforce assistance information and counseling in the state of Indiana. It is organized into 3 categories: Employers, Job Seekers & Youth.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development (IDWD) manages and implements innovative employment programs for Hoosiers, unemployment insurance systems, and facilitates regional economic growth initiatives for Indiana.

Indiana Career Connect is Indiana's listing of job openings and Indiana's listing of candidates looking for a job.

Ready Indiana streamlines information making it easier for employers to identify their workforce training needs, choose quality training providers, and investigate employer training grants to help cut their training costs.

U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration provides high quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services primarily through state and local workforce development.

Career One Stop provides tools to help job seekers, students, businesses, and career professionals. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Small Business Development Center is dedicated to helping small businesses grow with a variety of free or low-cost services including one-on-one business advising, workshops/courses, business planning software, library resources, and much more.

National Employment Law Project This website provides a timely resource to learn more about the key programs available to workers and communities hard hit by the economy, to share experiences and concerns, and to participate in the national debate to stimulate the economy and make sure families get the aid they need to find good-paying jobs.

Goshen College offers 34 majors and 37 minors.  Some of the most popular programs are biology, business, communication, education, nursing and environmental science.  Goshen College recently approved an MA in Environmental Education.

Ivy Tech Community College offers college degree programs for less than $6,000. There are more than 150 programs statewide, all of which result in an associate degree or certificate that can lead to a good-paying job. Or you can take advantage of the cost-savings you will experience at Ivy Tech and transfer your degree/credits to other colleges and universities around the state to pursue a bachelor's degree.

Indiana Tech College of Professional Studies offers career-focused practical education for learners who already have some workplace experience, maybe even some previous college experience. Degree programs are designed to fit into busy lifestyles.

Indiana University South Bend offers a full collegiate experience offering residential life, men's and women's NAIA Division I basketball, more than 100 degree programs, and a state-of-the-art library and student activities center. You can attend full time or part time.

Harrison College provides educational programs, driven by business market needs that will ultimately prepare our students to fill needed jobs and achieve a lifetime of career success.

Bethel College provides educational opportunities for all students, traditional and adult, that are interested in a liberal arts program of studies with career and personal growth orientations. A coeducational college, it offers studies including master's, baccalaureate and associate degrees for the broad spectrum of students and in a variety of settings.

Elkhart Community School Adult and Continuing Education Program provides information on Continuing Education classes. Classes of interest include: TIG/MIG Welding, Basic Arc and Mig Welding, Residential Wiring and Code, HVAC (Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration), and AutoCAD, Computer skills at all levels, Medical Terminology and Certified Nursing Assistant (CAN). Information will also be available for Adult Basic Education classes for G.E.D. preparation and English as a New Language (ENL).

SCORE provides professional guidance and information to start-up and existing businesses in order to strengthen the local and national economy. The volunteer staff represents diverse business expertise and is interested in assisting businesses through personal advising and monthly meetings. Personal advising may be done by e-mail or in person. SCORE strongly encourages candidates to attend their low-cost workshops and seminars.

Grace College provides educational opportunities for all students, traditional and adult, that are interested in a liberal arts program of studies with career and personal growth orientations. A coeducational college, it offers studies including master's, baccalaureate and associate degrees for the broad spectrum of students and in a variety of settings.


Population/Workforce

Workforce in Syracuse and surrounding counties     240,879
Township Population (Turkey Creek)    8,924  
Median age or Age Composition (Turkey Creek)   38.5
Number of Households (Turkey Creek) 3,856
Median Household Income 46,532
Percentage of Families below poverty level 2.9%