iLAB, Joseph Roe of Indianapolis both received WorkOne Achievement Awards

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iLAB, Joseph Roe of Indianapolis both received WorkOne Achievement Awards

INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2017) – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and its WorkOne Career Centers hosted their biennial WorkOne Achievement Awards on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Statehouse. The ceremony recognized the success of Hoosier employees and employers who have received services through WorkOne. iLab and Joseph Roe of Indianapolis were two of 22 recipients who received an employer award and an individual award, respectively. Both recipients were nominated for the award by their local WorkOne center.

iLAB received a WorkOne Achievement Award for partnering with WorkOne to create employment opportunities for local Hoosiers.

Pictured from left is Director of Talent Acquisition Patrick Lund, CEO of iLAB Jethro Lloyd, Managing Director of North America Gerry Bailey and DWD Commissioner Steve Braun.


iLAB specializes in software quality assurance services, offering a comprehensive and integrated service portfolio. iLAB’s solutions are provided through its best-of-breed methodologies and tools supported by its international skills base. The company partnered with EmployIndy, WorkOne Indy and the Employ Up program to invest in growing its workforce and helping individuals get their start in the tech industry and obtain ISTQB certifications. The majority of participants in iLAB’s training program have come from WorkOne.

Joseph Roe received a WorkOne Achievement Award for overcoming several employment barriers and personal challenges, and for pursuing a better life for himself.

Joseph Roe

Accepting the award on behalf of Roe, WorkOne representative Deborah Graves and Life Coach Assistant Shawndra Hamilton are pictured with DWD Commissioner Steve Braun.

A veteran in the Army, Roe has had difficulty re-adjusting to civilian life. Raising four children as a single father, Roe worked odd jobs and played in a band to get by. He enrolled in the WorkINdiana program to obtain training funding for CNC training at Ivy Tech. After successfully completing training, he passed the CNC machining exams and landed a job as a CNC machinist at Fastenal. With his one-year anniversary at Fastenal coming up soon, this is the first steady job that he has held in several years.


About Indiana Department of Workforce Development

DWD serves the worker and the employer to ensure workplace success. DWD is committed to innovating and invigorating Indiana’s economic future by providing WorkOne Career Centers, Unemployment Insurance, Labor Market Information, Regional Workforce Strategies and Professional Training. Through these services, DWD is able to develop a premier workforce that enables Indiana employers to flourish and entices businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana.

For additional information, contact:

Kayli Schroeder, 317-232-7358,

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