The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet has announced grants of nearly $1 million to 14 education-related organizations. The Local Career Coaching Grant allows K-12 and post-secondary institutions, employers and community-based organizations to work together to improve communities. The goal is for students and adults to be able to participate in experiential learning and training to make better choices concerning their future employment. 

“The focus of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet is aligning the systems of workforce and education-related programs in the state. The Local Career Coaching grantees are taking that mission directly to their schools and communities to ensure residents have the information they need,” said Teresa Lubbers, Cabinet chair and Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education. 

Awardees of Planning Grants include:

  • Accelerate West Central Indiana Economic Development: $10,000
  • Community Foundation of Switzerland County, Inc.: $10,000
  • Community Workforce Partnership Steuben and Noble Counties: $10,000
  • Eastern Indiana Works: $10,000
  • John H. Boner Community Center: $10,000
  • Lawrence County Economic Growth Council: $10,000
  • Miami County Economic Development Authority: $10,000
  • Mississinewa Community Schools: $10,000
  • Regional Opportunities Initiatives: $10,000
  • School City of Hammond: $10,000
  • South Bend – Elkhart area: $10,000

Awardees of Implementation Grants include:

  • Gary Alumni Pathways to Students: $150,000
  • Indianapolis Public Schools: $503,854.95
  • Vincennes University Early College Programs: $109,900