The Indiana Governor’s Workforce Cabinet announced a new workforce grant Wednesday afternoon intended to help local workforce development efforts.
The Local Career Coaching Grant is aimed at better informing K-12 students and adults about a variety of high-demand jobs and the certifications needed to get them. It encourages applicants to achieve this by collaborating with other local organizations.
PJ McGrew is the executive director of the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet. He says the grant stemmed from recommendations the cabinet made to the legislature last October to appropriate more funding for career education.
“There’s been a lot of talk around finding solutions to making students aware of career opportunities," he says. "We had asked for some funding for the legislature to do this work and fortunately they listened to us.”
Schools, employers, and community organizations have until Aug. 2 to apply for the funding.