The Governor’s Office of Workforce has awarded a total of nearly $500,000 to six high schools and career centers through the 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, 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 Vocational and Technical Center
As part of the funding requirements, the GWC says recipients must implement one of two degree programs, Industry 4.0 – Smart Manufacturing or Industrial Automation and Robotics.
The GWC says the grants complement Indiana’s Next Level degree programs, which aim to ensure that all students have access to vocational and technical education. The NLPS is made up of 65 programs of study, scheduled to launch in the 2022-2023 school year.