The state is pitching in more than three million dollars in grants, with Hoosier businesses adding additional funding and services, like internships.
In a press release about the grant awards Governor Mike Pence said, "We're grateful for the high level of commitment and collaboration from our Indiana business and local workforce communities to support innovative programs that expand hands-on opportunities. Thanks to the General Assemply, these ideas will take root and expand career and technical education options to better prepare Hoosiers for their futures."
Some local career centers, high schools, Rose Hulman, Ivy Tech and Vincennes University will all benefit.
Local recipients include the Parke-Vermillion Education and Training Interlocal. PVETI will receive almost $90,000 in grant funding and more than $62,000 in private match. Vincennes University Jasper Campus will receive $250,265 in grant funding, and $116,000 in private match.
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