Careers for individuals

The Indiana Plan assists individuals in finding a career in the union building trades. There are more than a dozen union building trades in Indiana to consider. They generally share the following requirements.

  • Screening and evaluation.
  • Entry-level requirements:
    • Must be 18 years old.
    • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED).
    • Valid Indiana driver's license.
    • Mandatory drug screen.
    • Reliable transportation.
    • 9th-grade math and reading levels based on test of adult basic education (TABE).

What is the Indiana Plan?

The Indiana Plan is a pre-apprenticeship training program sponsored by the Indiana State Building Trades. The Indiana Plan recruit, informs and educates eligible program participants about the steps to take to become accepted into construction apprenticeship programs. Trainees participating in the Indiana Plan program prepare for the apprenticeship aptitude test, work on good interviewing techniques, job readiness and resume preparation, and they receive counseling on upcoming apprenticeship openings in the construction trades.

How do I enroll?

First, you need to complete an application by applying online or applying at one of our training facilities. Applicants are required to meet the following entry-level requirements:

  • 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED).
  • Valid Indiana driver's license.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Pass a drug screen.

Once you have completed your application, you will be contacted at a later date for testing and an interview.

Applicants with felonies are welcome to apply.