Careers in the Trades #6

Our goal is to have you career ready too!

From the Office of Student Placement

At Hobart High School we want our future graduates to be aware of the opportunities that are available to them upon graduating high school. This last newsletter has a huge focus for our Senior students (Class of 2019). (Underclassmen - there are jobs listed here for you too). We would like to focus on Next Level Jobs - where students can have career opportunities that include certification all paid for by the workforce ready grant. Keep reading to find out more!

While I create this last newsletter for the 2018-2019 school year I bid a farewell to the Class of 2019! We hope that you leave us with the tools needed to begin a plan for yourself. If you have clicked this newsletter, I ask that you save the link in hopes that it will serve as a tool for you to be ready for any opportunity that comes your way. Additionally, in April you had an E-Learning day in which I provided you with plenty of career ready tools, like templates to resumes, cover letters, and more. Make sure to download all of that information to your personal google account before you submit your chromebook in. As always if there is anything I can do to help you on your path to success feel free to reach out!

All my Best & Yours in Success!

Ms. Valentine Torres


We have a few summer positions available for immediate help for individuals 18 and older. They would be helping us maintain our facility. We’re looking for hard working, reliable individuals. We are looking to pay $10/hr shift 8:00am-5:30pm

Next Level Jobs - Free training

Next Level Jobs provides Hoosiers with free state-wide training in high-paying, in-demand industries. Next Level Jobs also provides Indiana employers with reimbursements up to $50,000 to train their employees in these high-growth fields.

Advanced Manufacturing - Next Level Jobs

Take advantage of free training for Hoosiers in one of Indiana’s high-demand job fields. Next Level Jobs provides Hoosiers tuition-free training through the Workforce Ready Grant.

Advanced Manufacturing

Planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products and related professional and technical support activities such as production planning and control, maintenance and manufacturing/process engineering.

Career Examples

  • Welder
  • Machinist
  • Robotics Technician
  • Quality Control Manager
  • & More

Average Pay

$15-$32 per hour

Jobs Available


Building & Construction - Next Level Jobs

Take advantage of free training for Hoosiers in one of Indiana’s high-demand job fields. Next Level Jobs provides Hoosiers tuition-free training through the Workforce Ready Grant.

Building & Construction

Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment.

Career Examples

  • HVAC Mechanic
  • Carpenter
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Electrician
  • & More

Average Pay

$12-$37 per hour

Jobs Available


Health & Life Sciences - Next Level Jobs

Take advantage of free training for Hoosiers in one of Indiana’s high-demand job fields. Next Level Jobs provides Hoosiers tuition-free training through the Workforce Ready Grant.

Health & Life Sciences

Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

Career Examples

  • Dental Assistant
  • Medical Assisting
  • Phlebotomist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Practical Nursing
  • Massage Therapy
  • Pre-Veterinary Technology
  • & More

Average Pay

$10-$44 per hour

Jobs Available


IT & Business Services - Next Level Jobs

Take advantage of free training for Hoosiers in one of Indiana’s high-demand job fields. Next Level Jobs provides Hoosiers tuition-free training through the Workforce Ready Grant.

IT & Business Services

Building linkages in IT occupations framework: for entry level, technical, and professional careers related to the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia, and systems integration services. Planning, organizing, directing and evaluating business functions essential to efficient and productive business operations. Business Management and Administration career opportunities are available in every sector of the economy.

Career Examples

  • IT Specialist
  • Computer Systems Analytics
  • Bookkeeper
  • Accounting & Audit Clerk
  • Business Administration
  • Virtual Assistant
  • & More

Average Pay

$14-$64 per hour

Jobs Available


Transportation & Logistics - Next Level Jobs

Take advantage of free training for Hoosiers in one of Indiana’s high-demand job fields. Next Level Jobs provides Hoosiers tuition-free training through the Workforce Ready Grant.

Transportation & Logistics

Planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water and related professional and technical support services such as transportation infrastructure planning and management, logistics services, mobile equipment and facility maintenance.

Career Examples

  • Logistics Manager
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Aviation Management
  • Management Training
  • Sales Training
  • & More

Average Pay

$14-$45 per hour

Jobs Available


Deep River Waterpark *NEW*

The management team at Deep River Waterpark is preparing for the 2019 season and the need for seasonal employees is upon us. We would appreciate any help you could provide in locating responsible, mature students who want to work a fun and exciting summer job. Students may apply online at or they can fill out an application in person Monday-Friday from 9am-3:30pm at Deep River Waterpark’s administrative office.

Deep River Waterpark has positions and internships available in many departments including lifeguarding, ecology services, grounds, food and beverage, guest services, group sales, merchandise, and admissions. Employees can enjoy the waterpark for free on their off days. We also offer free uniforms and paid trainings.

Apply online

*NEW* Johnson's Farm Produce

Now Hiring

We are always looking for honest, hard working people to join our staff.

If you are searching to work at place that is building something special, we might be the place for you. Learn more about our seasonal opportunities below.

  • Both part-time and full-time positions available
  • Part-Time Carryout
  • Part-Time Cashier

  • Weekends in the Summer

  • Festival Employees

*NEW* Operating Engineers Local 150 Apprenticeship Program

Local 150 offers four apprenticeship programs: Heavy Equipment Operator, Heavy Equipment Repair Technician, Geothermal/Well Driller, and Construction Material Inspector (Field Inspector). We are currently only accepting applications for Heavy Equipment Repair Technicians. To obtain an application, please go to any one of our District Halls with your valid driver’s license and a $25 money order to fill out a request for an application packet. See our FAQ for more information.


We are currently hiring for:


Inquire within at;

  • 1475 S. Lake Park Ave. Hobart, IN 46342
  • 7770 E. Ridge Rd. Hobart, IN 46342

Email resume to:

Bilingual skills are a plus!


COMPETITIVE PAY - OPPORTUNITY TO EARN INCENTIVE PAY Picker position in our Valparaiso Warehouse Great position for a student schedule Part-time, evenings, Sunday through Thursday (4 pm start time) Scheduled 3 to 4 nights per week

Job Duties:

• Reads paperwork to determine product types and quantities needed; locates and picks products according to order, product date, and delivery order – when applicable • Stacks products on pallets according to product size, shape, strength, and appropriate numbers per layer to ensure stability and product visibility • Wraps product on pallets manually • May replenish product “pick line” from bulk areas by moving products to the front of the warehouse and placing in designated locations; may stack “pick line” according to required heights based on seasonal needs • Labels products or wrapped pallets with appropriate identifying information • Maintains a clean warehouse environment through cleaning duties such as sweeping, removal of debris or products in walkways, and cleaning of products and equipment • Assists other Night Warehouse pickers as needed – may be assigned to be a checker

Minimum Qualifications:

• Must be at least 18 years old; High School or GED preferred • Must be able to pass pre-hire drug screen, criminal background check and essential functions screening • Must understand and adhere to company policies and procedures • Ability to work with scheduled break times and varying shift times • Must be available as requested for weekends and holidays • Ability to compute basic math without a calculator • Ability to learn and operate the Walking/Rider Pallet Jack safely and with skill • Ability to learn the Vocollect System (wireless headset picking system) • Adequate spatial reasoning ability,18_KE19,35.htm?jl=1849065031&utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

Teleperformance - NOW HIRING - Class of 2019 - Located in Hobart, IN

Today I received a call from a company located right here in Hobart that has over 800 employees. They are ready to start taking applications from students who are on track to graduate this May!


Customer Care Professional

  • Hourly rates from $10-12
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Type 25 wpm
  • High School Graduate or GED(**They will take applications now for the Class of 2019-positions ready for you in June)!
  • Logical problem solving skills and ability to multi-task
  • Proven oral and written communication skills
  • Must have availability to work various shifts
  • Ability to use Windows operating systems and navigate between various windows
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Continuously demonstrate a high sense of urgency
  • Must have a keen sense of attention to detail, taking the initiative.
  • Must be able to pass a Federal Background Check and Drug testing
  • Possess a high level of Professionalism
  • Proven experience in overcoming unexpected difficulties and using logical problem solving skills.
  • Ability to understand and empathize with customer’s issues.

Teleperformance offers outstanding support to their employees

  • Life and Disability Protection

  • Variety of Schedules
  • Education and Leadership Program

  • 401k Savings Account

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Health & Financial Wellness Programs

  • Paid Vacation

If you'd like to apply for this job, please see Ms. Torres, as a resume is required.

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Community Healthcare System - Now taking students!

Community Healthcare System has is now enrolling for 2 very worthwhile opportunities!

Pharmacy Technician Program


Clinical Assistant Program

Admission Requirements

  • High school degree
  • GPA 2.5
  • High school courses taken to include sciences (Bio/Chem), math (algebra), and English/comp
  • Three references
  • Criminal background check & drug screen
  • $1500 tuition expense
  • Onsite interview

*For more information and /or application packets visit

ProClean Inc“Flexible Evening Cleaning–Apply Now”

Positions in Lake & Porter Counties. 5:30pm, running 3-8 hours, depending on what you’re looking for. Must have dependable transportation and pass background investigation.

Explore this website for part-time work within the Hobart/Merrillville/Portage area. On this website you can create a profile and upload a resume. Let us know how we can help you!


Glassdoor, one of the world’s largest job and recruiting sites has updated their list of the 50 Best Jobs in America for 2019.,20.htm

Looking to become a Personal Trainer?

The National Personal Training Institute is a 500-hour personal training diploma program, backed by the Department of Education, that offers 300 hours of classroom learning (anatomy, physiology, nutrition, business practices etc.) and 200 hours of hands-on experience in the gym. These students enter the workforce as a personal trainer with real-life experience from their instructors and classmates.

Due to the wide variety of work environments, personal trainers have a tremendous amount of choice in their careers post-graduation. From health clubs, sporting facilities, corporate gyms, schools, leisure and community centers, to nursing homes, hospitals, holiday resorts, cruise ships and beyond, the opportunities are nearly limitless. For many personal trainers, the option to become their own boss and run their own business is a clear reason for choosing a career in personal training due to its flexibility.

WorkOne Northwest Indiana

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

Construction Advancement Foundation of Northwest IN

The CAF is delighted to invest in the future of the construction industry by awarding scholarships to NWI students who are pursuing a career in construction management, engineering, or a related field within construction. $2,500 per year/4 yr max.

INDIANA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION (Work for the state of Indiana)


Hiring Qualifications

  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age.
  • Willingness to undergo a background investigation.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license from state of residence.
  • High School Diploma or GED (Proof of diploma or certificate must accompany application.)
  • Drug Screening – Applicants must pass a drug screening test.
  • Work experience, military experience and/or completed accredited college credits preferred.


  • Annual Salary $31,200 (plus overtime)
  • Employer paid benefits
  • Full time position
  • Opportunities for Leadership positions
  • Paid time off
  • Loan forgiveness programs


  • Purpose of Position/Summary: Incumbent works in a correctional facility for adult offenders. She/He is responsible for following post orders, maintaining order, supervising and controlling offenders and their activities. Incumbent works on an assigned shift in a specific unit/ or post under general supervision of a correctional sergeant. Incumbent maintains the security of the unit as well as the safety of staff and offenders while ensuring daily activities and programs proceed on schedule.

***There is a full packet for this position. See Ms. Torres in room 1112 for a copy.

Apprenticeship in Boilermakers Local 374

Looking for a career in a diverse working area!? This would be a great place for you! They just moved to Hobart! They want you!

Basic Qualifications

Applicants shall meet the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Age — All applicants shall be at least 18 years of age. Applicants are required to submit reliable proof of age.
  2. Education — Applicants shall be high school graduates or provide proof of equivalent education attainment, such as successful completion of GED.
  3. Drug Screening – Applicants must pass a drug screening test at an approved testing site.

Job Description

  • Loading & unloading materials
  • Rigging materials for movement
  • Directing crane operations
  • Assisting in the building of the cranes boom sections
  • Burning, gouging, and welding
  • Removing and replacing tubes
  • Interpreting blueprints
  • Laying out components
  • Erecting support steel beams for ductwork

WELDING QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants who have welding experience or training will have priority selection over those with no welding qualifications or training. Applicants must provide proof (qualifications, certifications, diplomas, etc.) of welding qualifications and or training.

Boilermaker Work:

  • Requires high technical skill, physical strength and stamina

Boilermakers Local 374 accepts Apprenticeship Applications on an ongoing basis. Our distribution schedule is as follows:
Local 374, Zone 1
760 N. Union St. Hobart, IN. 46342

(219) 845-1000

Applications are distributed on the:

Second Friday of January, April, July and October
from 10:00am to Noon (local time)
Use this link to find out more.


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October 11

Careers with STRUCTURAL

(This is ideal for someone who wants to travel while making money after high school)

STRUCTURAL meets the needs of owners and managers of infrastructure, as well as designers and general contractors, by providing innovative and value-added solutions to the infrastructure challenges customers face in the marketplace, specifically in the Commercial, Public/Government, Industrial, Power, and Transportation markets. A career at STRUCTURAL is like no other. One opportunity you won’t find elsewhere is the chance to customize your own career path. At STRUCTURAL, we strive to help you achieve what matters most to you.

Benefits of having a career with Structural

  • Looking for craft-level workers
  • Experience is not needed but definitely a plus when considering hourly rates
  • Full Time employment
  • 401k
  • Health & Vision Insurance
  • Perdium if traveling for job. Will pay for hotel stay as well.
  • Pay: 0% experience up to $15/hr. With experience up to $25/hr
  • Promotions are done from within (money opportunities are there)
  • Leadership & training programs are provided
  • Based in the Chicagoland area


  • Must have a High School Diploma at the time of applying (No college required)
  • Must have a resume
  • Should have interview skills (Be sure to do a mock interview with a career professional in advance).
  • Must be able to pass a drug test
  • Be willing to work on a full time basis
  • Ability to travel (they pay travel expenses)


Available Jobs Now:

As an equal opportunity employer, it is the policy of Structural Group to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants. No person will be discriminated against on the basis of an individual's race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable law. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Indiana Plan

The Indiana Plan's mission is to address and correct the problem of low minority participation in the union building trades. To do this, we offer comprehensive services for both the signatory contractors who work with us to find recruits, and also for the minority and women workers we help train and find jobs in the union construction industry in Indiana.

We Build NWI!

We Build Northwest Indiana was created as a resource for individuals interested in career opportunities within the construction and maintenance industry. Some career opportunities may require a college degree while most require a comprehensive training and education program known as apprenticeship. Successful applicants generally possess three common attributes:

  • They have a strong work ethic
  • They are responsible
  • They are dedicated to being the best
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