About the Indiana Plan

Since 1970, the Indiana Plan has worked to create opportunity for minorities and women in our state’s construction trades. We have helped thousands of people find employment in the building trades. That’s long-term impact!

The mission of the Indiana Plan is to provide basic construction awareness training to minorities, women and disadvantaged workers in an effort to increase the percentages of minorities and women working in the construction industry. The overall mission of the Plan is to assist the above populations as they achieve job placement to work toward acceptance into a formal apprenticeship program.

Why the Indiana Plan?

The Indiana Plan is the only pre-apprenticeship program endorsed by the Indiana State Building Trades.

The Indiana Plan has developed strong relationships in the community and is widely known as THE pre-apprenticeship program for the construction industry.

Our history

The Indiana Plan began as a result of Executive Order #11246 from President Lyndon Johnson in 1969. The Indiana Plan has been in continuous operation since 1970. The Indiana Plan has survived by obtaining funding from public and private entities.

The mission of the Indiana Plan is to provide basic construction awareness training to minorities and women in an effort to increase the percentages of minorities and women working in the construction industry. We assist participants as they achieve job placement and work toward acceptance into a formal apprenticeship program. We offer a career, not just a job.

Education

Training takes place throughout the state of Indiana. The curriculum provides candidates with a basic understanding of principles that are required in any building trades program, such as mathematics.

The curriculum also provides a solid background in construction trades, basic life skills and adult basic education. The curriculum, which is approved by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Apprenticeship, includes OSHA 10 safety training.

Placement

Upon completion of training, the Indiana Plan works with candidates to place them into construction jobs at a training rate. This provides participants with a broader opportunity for employment and also provides valuable experience as they apply to become apprentices within their chosen construction trade. Further, Indiana Plan provides candidates with up-to-date information about the application process with the various apprenticeship programs.

The Indiana Plan has successfully transitioned hundreds of young men and women from a transient-worker status to full-time career-minded individuals. We ask for your support in continuing to help men and women transition into the world of work in the construction industry.

Contact us

Main office:
Devon Doss
3530 S. Rural Street
Indianapolis, IN 46237
Phone:  (317) 639-4661
Fax:  (317) 639-0982
ddoss@indianaplan.org

Northern Indiana:
Devon Doss
3101 Broadway
Gary, IN 46409
Phone: (219) 884-4503
Fax:  (219) 884-4519
ddoss@indianaplan.org

You can apply online at any time. Applications are taken at the Gary office Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Applications are taken at the Indianapolis office Monday-Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.