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10/24/2016 Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | Schools in Clark, Floyd and Harrison Counties Receive $1,445 Million State Grant

Schools in Clark, Floyd and Harrison Counties Receive $1,445 Million State Grant

Greater Clark County Schools is pleased to announce that the Region 10 Skill Up Partners have received a grant for $1,447,500, the largest grant of its kind awarded this year, from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD). The program provides funding to develop training and education programs that align with local employer needs. The Region 10 Skill Up Partners will use the grant funds to equip regional students with the skills necessary to fill the one million jobs projected to be available in Indiana over the next decade.

The Region 10 Skill Up Partners include:

• Greater Clark County Schools;
• West Clark Community Schools;
• New Albany/Floyd County Consolidated School District; and
• South Harrison Community School Corporation.

Specifically, these grant funds will bring the Conexus/Hire Tech advanced curriculum to more high schools in the region while connecting additional students to the Prosser Center to complete their MSSC-CPT certification. Funding will also expand the partnership between WorkOne and Ivy Tech to identify and train more adults for careers in advanced manufacturing as well as provide an apprenticeship program that is industry recognized (Industrial Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship – IMTA) to individuals to increase their skills in advanced manufacturing.

The Indiana DWD has awarded 12 grants equaling nearly $7.7 million to industry-led regional partnerships during the second cycle of the Skill UP Indiana! grant program. Funding for this initiative was made available in the most recent biennial budget for innovation and advancement in career and technical education and workforce development. Regional partnerships also had to obtain a minimum private sector match of 25 percent of the requested grant funding.