Job Skills Programs Land Millions

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The program aims to boost the development of "sector-focused" training and education programs for in-demand jobs. The program aims to boost the development of "sector-focused" training and education programs for in-demand jobs.

More than a dozen organizations will share over $11 million in Skill UP Indiana! grants. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the funding will support efforts to equip Hoosiers with necessary skills to fill a projected one million job openings over the next decade.

Governor Mike Pence says the grants will help in "closing the skills gap and empowering Hoosiers to obtain the skills to fill the in-demand careers of our work force today and in the future." He says the Skill Up! Indiana program is part of a broader strategy to "put Indiana on track to be a global engine of commerce, ingenuity, investment and economic development."

The program aims to boost the development of "sector-focused" training and education programs for in-demand jobs. The regional partnerships are also designed to teach soft skills that are used in any career. To be eligible, organizations had to obtain a minimum private sector match of at least 25 percent of the requested funding.

You can find more information about the organizations' projects by clicking here.

The recipients are:

Ball State University: $158,881
Carter Express and JobSource: $247,500
Central Indiana Corporate Partnership: $1,117,523
Conexus Indiana: $812,725
EcO Network of Southeast Indiana: $1,823,111
Eleven Fifty Academy: $850,000
Goodwill Industries of Central Indiana: $475,000
IUPUI School of Informatics: $405,495
Junior Achievement of Central Indiana, Nextech: $540,000
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership: $1,345,170
Northwest Indiana Manufacturing Consortium: $427,571
Region 4 Skill UP Alliance: $2,163,624
Region 2 Welders Skill Up Consortium: $883,400

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