Opportunity Youth (OY)

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If you are 18 - 24 years old and not sure what your next step is, OPPORTUNITY YOUTH is for you!

The Opportunity Youth (OY) Program is for young people between the ages of 18-24 who are disconnected from school, work, and sometimes families. It can give you the support you need to reconnect yourself to a positive path toward education, employment, self-awareness, and self-sufficiency. At Mary Rigg, you will meet and work with a team of coaches to assist you with developing education, career, and financial goals while providing wrap-around and barrier buster supports for both career and education guidance.

Our employment coaches can help you find employment and earn your certification in:

  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • HVAC
  • Warehousing/Logistics
  • Information Technology

Additionally, they can help connect you to Next Level learning opportunities at Ivy Tech Community College.  These opportunities include certificates and technical certificates in:

Advanced Manufacturing

  • Motorsports Technology
  • Aviation Manufacturing – Electrical Assembly
  • Machine Tool Technology
  • Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Assurance

Building and Construction

  • Carpentry Specialist
  • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC)
  • Building Construction Management Specialist


  • Addiction Studies
  • Basic Emergency Medical Studies
  • Paramedic Science
  • Practical Nursing

Information Technology

  • Professional Bookkeeping and Payroll
  • Website Design
  • Software Development
  • Cyber Security

Transportation & Logistics

  • Auto Body Technology
  • Automotive Service
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Diesel Heavy Truck Technology

You can find the full list of Next Level opportunities and more information by visiting the Ivy Tech website.