Programs designed to connect training to education

Welcome to our Program Catalog

The Talent Ladder powered by IWU – N&G  provides training programs for up-skilling and professional development for working professionals who wish to improve their knowledge, competence, skill, and effectiveness, all with the potential of university credit toward degree completion for anyone successfully completing a training program.

Technology

Learn basic skills in cybersecurity or receive practical hands-on skills instruction using the WorkingSm@rt Method with Microsoft Office products.

In preparation for the AWS certification exam, this 4-week, asynchronous course will teach students about the foundation of the AWS infrastructure and basic cloud concepts through a guided, instructor-led approach.  LEARN MORE

This 8-week, asynchronous course is geared toward professionals who have one or more years of hands-on experience designing distributed systems on AWS. LEARN MORE

Across small and large enterprises and startups, applications are being migrated to cloud platforms on a massive scale. Working behind the scenes, are the IT infrastructure and operations teams. They are expected to ensure high levels of applications availability, stability, and responsiveness to users, by using the latest platforms, technologies, tools and techniques in this area. LEARN MORE

The Talent Ladder is offering a limited number of FREE certificate programs, through a sponsored partnership with Next Level Jobs of Indiana where they will fund the total cost of a bootcamp experience for qualified applicants. The bootcamp will prepare the learner to sit for the CySA+ certification exam offered through CompTIA. LEARN MORE

Data Structures is a 20-hour micro-course that focuses on the structures that organize and store data in memory so it can be used effectively and efficiently to solve problems. Lists, queues, maps, and sets are examples of what we’ll cover. LEARN MORE

Upskill your full-stack knowledge with the modern approach to developing Web applications. Learn the basics of building a UI with Angular. Develop a Java back-end with Spring Boot and a MySQL database and learn how to put it all together. LEARN MORE

Migrate your tech skills to the Cloud! Amazon Web Services is one of the top Cloud providers in the world. Learn about AWS global infrastructure and the most in-demand AWS services. Prepare yourself to prove your knowledge in the foundations of AWS. LEARN MORE

Introduction to Coding is a full course that combines four micro-courses: Object-Oriented Programming, Programming in Java, Data Structures, and Relational Databases and SQL. LEARN MORE

Build an enterprise-ready application with little-to-no code using the Pega platform! The model-driven, unified approach in Pega increases your productivity as a developer–allowing you to build more robust applications faster. Don’t start from scratch, join the Pega community. LEARN MORE

Salesforce is a best-in-class customer relationship management (CRM) software. Powerful out-of-the-box features and robust custom application development through the Force.com platform.  Learn the basics of the Salesforce platform, and get an introduction into coding with Apex, Visualforce, and Lightning. LEARN MORE

ServiceNow is a cloud-based platform for streamlining ITSM and service management tasks within enterprise organizations. Learn how to leverage the platform, configure and customize an instance, the fundamentals of the ServiceNow user interface and scripting in ServiceNow with JavaScript. LEARN MORE

Ready to build the next groundbreaking mobile app that changes the world? Start developing apps with Android and iOS using Java and Swift.  Learn how to leverage mobile APIs and deploy your apps to Google Play and the Apple App Store. LEARN MORE

Object-Oriented Programming (OOP) is a 30-hour micro-course that reviews the foundation for the Java language. OOP is not just used Java— it’s used in almost every modern programming language, so learning it is your first step to becoming a software developer. LEARN MORE

This 8-week course prepares you for the Pega Business Architect Certification exam. Using Pega’s App Studio and Dev Studio, you will learn common application development tasks performed from the perspective of a non-technical Business Architect, gaining hands-on experience along the way. This project-based learning takes place within each student’s personal Pega instance. LEARN MORE

This 8-week course is designed for system architects, software developers and other tech professionals in order to enhance their skills in robotic process automation (RPA) and workforce intelligence through this fully online course designed to prepare you for the Pega Certified Robotics System Architect exam. LEARN MORE

This 8-week course prepares you for the Pega Senior System Architect Certification exam. Using Pega’s App Studio and Dev Studio, and Admin Studio you will learn advanced application development tasks performed from the perspective of a technically proficient Senior System Architect, gaining hands-on experience along the way. This project-based learning takes place within each student’s personal Pega instance. LEARN MORE

This 8-week course prepares you to pass the Pega Certified System Architect exam by teaching core principles of application development on the low code Pega Platform. LEARN MORE

Programming in Java is a 20-hour micro-course that focuses on applications—including logic and code as well as algorithmic logic for sorting, searching, and other foundational problems. You’ll also review technical concepts in an interview format and integrate and adapt code for larger applications. LEARN MORE

Relational Databases and SQL is a 20-hour micro-quest that reviews how to store, manipulate, and query data in relational databases using SQL—one of the easiest languages you can use to read and write data since it uses plain English words and has limited key words. LEARN MORE

This 8-week course prepares you for the Salesforce Administrator Certification exam. Students learn about the foundation of Salesforce and the key features and functionality of the platform through a guided, instructor-led approach. LEARN MORE

From fintech start-ups to global banks, from aggregator platforms to manufacturing giants, companies across sectors and geographies are leveraging the power of software engineering to transform their businesses – fueling an incessant demand for Software engineers and Web developers. LEARN MORE

Management & Leadership Training

Get training and certifications for remote work management, leadership principles, and skills in sales, manufacturing, logistics and more.

The Equity Leadership Certificate provides participants with a comprehensive set of tools to equip them to make lasting change within their personal relationships, their organizations, and their community. Participants develop knowledge around leadership styles, communication strategies, and how to develop a personal equity development plan based on the Equity Experience Framework. LEARN MORE

The WiLD Experience Intensive is a two-day, live + virtual + interactive program to develop your leadership capacity through our Whole Leader Development Tools (The WiLD Toolkit), and to give you all you need to implement these tools in your team, organization, or practice as a certified facilitator. You will use the WiLD Toolkit in its entirety, and be trained by WiLD Master coaches. It combines practical application with research, rigor and personal depth. LEARN MORE

Business Skills

Learn how to succeed in a remote working environment or opt for our rapid skilling programs in retail, industrial safety and more. We offer training content in these categories:

Take your career to the next level with data analytics skills. Regardless of your profession, role, or industry, data skills will boost your impact and create long-term professional opportunity. Best part of all is that there are no prerequisites for enrolling in the Data Analytics Training Program, nor is a previous transcript or tech foundation needed. The coursework is designed for working professionals from all backgrounds and industries. LEARN MORE

The Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership has been designed by award-winning nonprofit professionals for the next generation of industry leaders with the support of Indiana Wesleyan University National & Global. Take the next step in your professional career by registering for individual micro-credential sessions or for all 6 to earn a Certificate of Nonprofit Leadership from the Kokomo Thriving Center, Indiana Wesleyan University. LEARN MORE

Get ready to jumpstart a career with impact. Learn in-demand digital marketing skills using Shopify, Google AdWords and Instagram Ads.

 No one tells a brand’s story better than a Digital Marketer. Building the online customer experience, they are tasked with telling the story that acquires users and customers, wielding the power to turn these visitors into true advocates. LEARN MORE

Successful careers are built on solid personal and interpersonal skills. Your education and experience may make you eligible to apply for a job but, to be successful in most roles, you will need non-technical, essential skills listed by all employers as essential. Employability skills can be used in any job or employment sector and make you employable in a wide variety of industries. LEARN MORE

The most important skill in many occupations is understanding how to stay safe in the workplace. Safety knowledge ensures that you understand the potential hazards that may be present. You also take responsibility for your safety and the safety of your coworkers.

In the United States, safety is regulated by the Occupational Health & Safety Administration (OSHA). These courses will teach you the regulations and standards as defined by OSHA. LEARN MORE

As a retail associate you will get to greet customers and ascertain what each customer wants or needs. You will also recommend, select, and help locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs and desires.

To be successful you will need the skills to compute sales prices, total purchases, and receive and process cash or credit payment. LEARN MORE

The first program of its kind for military veterans & spouses to successfully transition into the private sector. More than just resume building and job placement, we dive deeper into the holistic transition and work with you to find your own success – as you define it. LEARN MORE

Manufacturing

Real skills connected to current jobs. Explore training and certifications for CNC machining, tool making, drafting, quality assurance, aerospace structures and electrical assembly, and more.

Advanced manufacturing technicians perform many important tasks such as product assembly, machine operation, and quality assurance. Advanced manufacturing technicians play a key role in the manufacture of many commercial products. LEARN MORE

Today’s aircraft are highly complex machines with hundreds of electronic components and miles of wiring. Aerospace electrical assembly technicians ensure the electronic systems on modern aircraft operate at peak performance. LEARN MORE

This program was developed with input from industry partners to ensure that aerospace quality assurance technicians have a deep knowledge and mastery of aircraft manufacturing processes. LEARN MORE

This program was developed with input from industry partners to ensure that aerospace structures technicians have a deep knowledge and mastery of aircraft structures manufacturing processes. LEARN MORE

This program was developed with input from industry partners to ensure that aerospace tool makers attain mastery in the art of creating aerospace tooling. LEARN MORE

Computer numerical control (CNC) lathe production technicians transform raw materials into finished products used in commercial, automotive, medical, and aerospace products. CNC lathe production technicians produce parts that range from simple bolts of steel to titanium bone screws for orthopedic implants. LEARN MORE

Computer numerical control (CNC) machining center production technicians transform raw materials into finished parts used in commercial, automotive, medical, and aerospace products. CNC machining center production technicians produce parts that range from simple bolts of steel to titanium bone screws for orthopedic implants. LEARN MORE

The use of composite materials in manufacturing is expanding quickly. Composites are now used in automotive, aerospace, medical devices and sports equipment. The benefits of light weight and strength make the applications of composite materials endless. LEARN MORE

Drafting and CAD technicians use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans. Workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers. LEARN MORE

Mechatronics is the convergence of mechanical, electronic, control, and software engineering. Also known as electro-mechanical maintenance technicians, mechatronics and industrial automation technicians combine knowledge of mechanical technology with knowledge of electrical circuits. LEARN MORE

Focus partners with large-scale distribution and manufacturing companies seeking large numbers of employees. We are a unique hiring organization providing direct hire, staffing, and onsite workforce management service for employers with high-volume employment needs. LEARN MORE…

When products like cell phones, computers or automobiles leave the factory, it’s the quality assurance technician who makes sure they work. Also known as inspectors or testers, quality assurance technicians work on a wide range of challenging projects across multiple industries. LEARN MORE

Advanced manufacturing technicians perform many important tasks such as product assembly, machine operation, and quality assurance. Advanced manufacturing technicians play a key role in the manufacture of many commercial products. LEARN MORE

Logistics & Distribution employees move freight, stock, or other materials to and from storage or production areas, loading docks, delivery vehicles, ships, or containers, by hand or using trucks, tractors, or other equipment.

They also sort cargo before loading and unloading and attach identifying tags to containers or mark them with identifying information. LEARN MORE

You have landed that job and are ready to make a real contribution. Performance skills now include the ability to engage with your employer, your peers, your partners, and potentially even customers. You will benefit by improving your understanding and skills around the next steps in leadership which include Quality Assurance, Communication, Team Building, and Stress Management. LEARN MORE

Safety technicians collect data on the safety and health conditions of the workplace. Safety technicians work with occupational health and safety specialists in conducting tests and measuring hazards to help prevent harm to workers, property, the environment, and the general public. LEARN MORE

Earners of this badge have demonstrated knowledge of critical competencies within supply chain procurement, including sourcing strategies, supplier relationship management, contract management, sustainability, and evaluation metrics. These candidates will know and understand the key tasks required to contribute to the procurement function within an organization. LEARN MORE

Earners of this badge have demonstrated knowledge of leading practices across the warehousing and distribution industry, including warehouse management, distribution inventory management and control, order management, and transportation management. These candidates will know and understand the key tasks required to contribute to the warehousing function within an organization. LEARN MORE

Personal Development

Learn valuable skills needed for personal development through employability skills training or how to maintain a healthy life balance with digital technology. Our personal development program also includes a spiritual development course, Bible Journey.

The Talent Ladder has partnered with Bible Journey to offer certificates of completion for the study of the Bible through the highly developed and interactive Bible Journey curriculum.This is a thorough and contemporary look at God’s Word through the lens of Bible scholars on site in Israel explaining how the context matters to improving our understanding of what God is trying to communicate to us through his Word. LEARN MORE

The Talent Ladder has partnered with Bible Journey to offer certificates of completion for the study of the Bible through the highly developed and interactive Bible Journey curriculum.This is a thorough and contemporary look at God’s Word through the lens of Bible scholars on site in Israel explaining how the context matters to improving our understanding of what God is trying to communicate to us through his Word. LEARN MORE

The Talent Ladder has partnered with Bible Journey to offer certificates of completion for the study of the Bible through the highly developed and interactive Bible Journey curriculum.This is a thorough and contemporary look at God’s Word through the lens of Bible scholars on site in Israel explaining how the context matters to improving our understanding of what God is trying to communicate to us through his Word. LEARN MORE

The Talent Ladder has partnered with Bible Journey to offer certificates of completion for the study of the Bible through the highly developed and interactive Bible Journey curriculum.This is a thorough and contemporary look at God’s Word through the lens of Bible scholars on site in Israel explaining how the context matters to improving our understanding of what God is trying to communicate to us through his Word. LEARN MORE

The Talent Ladder has partnered with Bible Journey to offer certificates of completion for the study of the Bible through the highly developed and interactive Bible Journey curriculum.This is a thorough and contemporary look at God’s Word through the lens of Bible scholars on site in Israel explaining how the context matters to improving our understanding of what God is trying to communicate to us through his Word. LEARN MORE

The Talent Ladder has partnered with Bible Journey to offer certificates of completion for the study of the Bible through the highly developed and interactive Bible Journey curriculum.This is a thorough and contemporary look at God’s Word through the lens of Bible scholars on site in Israel explaining how the context matters to improving our understanding of what God is trying to communicate to us through his Word. LEARN MORE

The Talent Ladder has partnered with Bible Journey to offer certificates of completion for the study of the Bible through the highly developed and interactive Bible Journey curriculum.This is a thorough and contemporary look at God’s Word through the lens of Bible scholars on site in Israel explaining how the context matters to improving our understanding of what God is trying to communicate to us through his Word. LEARN MORE

The Talent Ladder has partnered with Bible Journey to offer certificates of completion for the study of the Bible through the highly developed and interactive Bible Journey curriculum.This is a thorough and contemporary look at God’s Word through the lens of Bible scholars on site in Israel explaining how the context matters to improving our understanding of what God is trying to communicate to us through his Word. LEARN MORE

We live in a digital world. That reality confronts each of us every day. This mini-course focuses on the ways in which we can maximize the benefits of digital technology while also seeking balance with the other aspects of our lives. LEARN MORE

Employability skills cover a broad range of important, non-technical topics that are listed by employers as essential to job performance. On average, one quarter of the skills required for all jobs are employability skills. Employees with strong employability skills will be invaluable members of high-performing, collaborative teams. LEARN MORE

Financial Planning

Our financial programs offer practical financial advice and steps on how to improve in managing your own resources based on Kingdom principles.

Certified Kingdom Advisors Training is offered for Professional Financial Planners who would like to be able to offer financial advice based on Kingdom principles. LEARN MORE

Certified Kingdom Advisors Training is offered for Professional Financial Planners who would like to be able to offer financial advice based on Kingdom principles. LEARN MORE

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