A $2.3 million grant from Indianapolis-based Strada Education Network has been secured by the Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to help Hoosiers re-train and re-enter the workforce. The grant is set to especially help those displaced by COVID-19. The grant will support the state’s efforts to speed up the economic recovery through its “Rapid Recovery for a Better Future” initiative that was launched on June 5. The initiative is designed to meet individual needs by providing support for job seekers to assess and grow skills.
“Strada has been a valuable partner throughout the development of the Rapid Recovery initiative and we appreciate its commitment to ensuring Indiana has the resources necessary to get more Hoosiers on
a pathway to meaningful careers,” said P.J. McGrew, Executive Director of the Governor’s Workforce
The Strada grant will allow the state to use real-time data to line up education and training and to expand professional development and training. It will also try to ensure that all learning counts for credit, regardless if its traditional education, workforce training or on-the-job experience.
Those looking for help from the program can visit Indiana’s Rapid Recovery Hub.