College & Employment Readiness Resource Center

Find resources to help you prepare for college, get job search help, study for certifications or licensure exams and prep for GED, high school or college entrance exams, and the military.

Affordable Colleges Online

Information about types of degrees and specific colleges all in one place.

Career One Stop

Explore and find careers and training. Take an interest and skills assessment to explore area to explore career options.

Common App

The Common Application (Common App) is a non-profit membership organization representing nearly 900 diverse institutions of higher education. They connect applicants and those who support them to a wide array of public and private colleges and universities across all 50 U.S. states, and 20 countries.

Cypress Resume

Cypress Resume is an online resume and cover letter builder. The platform enables users to create very basic, but professional looking resumes in three steps, and it also automates simple cover letters and reference sheets.

Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars

This is a needs and performance-based program that provides students the opportunity to earn up to a four-year scholarship at an Indiana college or university. To be eligible for this Scholarship, you must apply during your 7th or 8th grade year.

Federal Student Aid

FederalStudentAid, a part of the U.S. Department of Education, is the largest provider of student financial aid in the nation. These programs provide grants, loans, and work-study funds to students attending college or career school.


Fastweb offers a simplified college scholarship search. They match the qualifications and interests of each student that we serve. Ultimately, they save students time, match them to college scholarships that they may not have otherwise found, and keep them organized throughout the whole process.

Going Merry

This is a free scholarship and financial aid platform with personalized matching to thousands of scholarships. They make it easier for students to find and apply for scholarships and simpler for scholarship providers to create and manage them.

Hire a Slicer

Hire a Slicer strengthens the connection between La Porte Slicer seniors, alumni, and the local business community. Do a job search or post a job opportunity.


HireIvy is Ivy Tech’s online career tool for students, alumni, and employers. Employers can post an unlimited number of job vacancies and internships, browse resumes and recruit talent, register for career fairs, and much more. 

Indiana Career Connect

Search job openings from over 16,000 sources throughout the State of Indiana.

Indiana Career Ready

This source provides the tools needed to prepare and find high-demand and high-wage jobs needed now and in the future. Use the online tool available to explore career interest and identify potential occupations through Indiana Career Explorer. 

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

DWD provides Hoosiers with resources and services needed to advance in the workforce, such as training and employment programs, labor market information, job search resources and Unemployment Insurance systems. DWD awarded the New Innovation Network of La Porte County a $677,000 Skill UP 3 to better prepare people for manufacturing careers. For information on Skill Up, click here.

Learn More Indiana

Resources for students and educators to explore career options in Indiana and beyond, learn about colleges and the admission process, and find financial aid to help pay for school.

Learning Express Library

LearningExpress provides a number of online resources to support users in achieving personal and professional goals. Organized into targeted learning centers, it supports those looking to improve core academic skills, pass the GED, prepare for college, join the military, obtain occupational certification, find a job, change careers, become a U.S. citizen, and much more.

Today's Military

The Today’s Military is produced by the United States Department of Defense as a resource for young adults, parents and educators curious about military service. With cooperation from the Service branches, our goal is to paint an accurate picture of what it’s like to work, live and serve in today’s Military. 

Unity Foundation

Unity Foundation scholarships are awarded once a year to students throughout La Porte County. Learn about scholarship opportunities.

US Small Business Administration

SBA provides an array of financing, offers free counseling and low-cost training to new entrepreneurs, awards contract dollars, and reviews and testifies on behalf of small businesses.

WorkOne Northwest Indiana

WorkOne Northwest Indiana is considered a valuable one-stop for jobseekers and employers when it comes to career and employment resources.

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