The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet has awarded a total of nearly $500,000 to six high schools and career centers through its Education Readiness Grant program. The GWC says recipients will use the funding to purchase smart manufacturing technologies and equipment for the 2022-2023 school year.
The program, which is offered in partnership with Conexus Indiana, will help prepare students for careers in the advanced manufacturing industry. The GWC says the grants also aim to strengthen partnerships between industry and schools.
The grant recipients are listed below:
- Delphi Community School Corp.
- Lincoln High School
- Manchester Community Schools
- North Montgomery Community School Corp.
- Plymouth High School
- Southern Indiana Career and Technical Center
As part of funding requirements, the GWC says recipients must be implementing one of two programs of study, Industry 4.0 – Smart Manufacturing or Industrial Automation and Robotics.
The GWC says the grants complement Indiana’s Next Level Programs of Study, which works to ensure all students have access to career and technical education. The NLPS is made up of 65 programs of study, set to launch in the 2022-2023 school year.