The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has awarded 12 industry-led regional partnerships nearly $7.7 million during the second cycle of the Skill UP Indiana! grant program. The program provides funding to develop training and education programs that align with local employer needs. Awardees will use grant funds to equip Hoosiers with the skills necessary to fill the one million jobs projected to be available over the next decade.
Greater Clark County Schools is pleased to announce that the Region 10 Skill Up Partners have received the grant for $1,447,500. The Region 10 Skill Up Partners consists of Greater Clark County Schools, West Clark Community Schools, New Albany/Floyd County Consolidated School District, and South Harrison Community School Corporation. Greater Clark County Schools will serve as the fiscal agent for the grant.
Region 10 Skill Up Partners’ grant funds will bring the Conexus/Hire Tech advanced curriculum to more high schools, connect more students to the Prosser Center to complete their MSSC-CPT certification, expand the partnership between WorkOne and Ivy Tech to identify and train more adults for careers in advanced manufacturing. It will also provide an industry recognized work and learn federal apprenticeship (Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship – IMTA) to individuals to skill up their ability in advanced manufacturing
Funding for this initiative was made available in the most recent biennial budget for innovation and advancement in career and technical education and workforce development. Regional partnerships also had to obtain a minimum private sector match of 25 percent of the requested grant funding.