Education And Work Force Program Nets $925K Grant

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A grant from Lilly Endowment Inc. will allow an education-work force program to continue for two more years. The $925,000 grant supports the Education Workforce Innovation Network, which is run by the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning at the University of Indianapolis.

The EWIN works to identify and close gaps between education and work force needs through regional partnerships among school corporations, higher education institutions work force development agencies and businesses, among others. The network was formed in 2012 and creates partnerships in the 12 economic growth regions established by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

"The goal is to create educational opportunities that match the economic realities of Indiana’s workforce demands," said CELL Executive Director Janet Boyle. "This new funding will support further progress as we make strategic investments in innovative programming to benefit students, business and industry and, as a result, the economy in different regions across the state."

UIndy says the EWIN is also partnering with the Indiana University Public Policy Institute to study "global, national and statewide practices involving career pathways systems and the benchmarks that demonstrate positive impact."

You can find more information on the Education Workforce Innovation Network by clicking here.

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