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11 Indiana workforce development programs receive Duke grants

11 Indiana workforce development programs receive Duke grants 11 Indiana workforce development programs receive Duke grants

 

The Duke Energy Foundation has awarded approximately $280,000 in grants to 11 workforce development and education programs in Indiana to help create a pipeline of workers prepared for employment.

“I hear consistently from Indiana businesses that well-trained workers are one of their greatest needs,” said Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy Indiana president. “Many of the jobs don’t require a college degree but instead need skilled workers with specialized training. These grants support that demand. Developing a skilled workforce is key to attracting and retaining business in Indiana, and it’s a high priority of Duke Energy.”

The Region 10 Workforce Board, headquartered in Floyd County, was among the recipients. It received $50,000 to help provide training for skills needed by the local manufacturing industry.

Other grant recipients were

Bona Vista Programs Inc., Howard County, $10,000, for specialized training to help prepare caregivers for the developmentally disabled.

Columbus Area Cham-ber Foundation, Bartholomew County, $15,000, to support entrepreneurship and creation of innovation-driven businesses.

Dimension Mill Inc., Monroe County, $34,500, for a training program for under/unemployed who are interested in starting a new career in the technology sector.

Goodwill Education Initiatives, Marion County, $40,000, to Help adults earn a high school diploma and post-secondary credits.

Hamilton Heights School Corp., Hamilton County, $20,000, for career and technical education programs.

Huntington University, Huntington County, $10,000, for agriculture workforce development.

Indiana Veteran Initiative, Marion County, $50,000, to help provide support for ambassadors on military bases to help transition veterans to Indiana companies.

Noblesville Schools Education Foundation, Hamilton County, $10,000, for SoftSkills integration within Noblesville Schools’ internship program.

Vigo County School Corp., $30,000, for its countywide College and Career Pathways program for high school juniors and seniors.

Westfield Education Foundation, Hamilton County, $10,000, for support for certification cost for students and teachers in its trades program.

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