workforce development

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LIFT Academy in Indianapolis has announced it’s registered a new apprenticeship program with the U.S. Department of Labor. It will train new aviation maintenance technicians and pay them for their time. 

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Communities in southeast Indiana will receive more than $4.5 million from the U.S. Department of Labor to get recovering opioid users back into the workforce. State officials celebrated the announcement at a Honda manufacturing plant Friday. 

State Officials Speak On Panel About Brain Drain

Aug 30, 2019
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State officials and leaders from several Indiana tech companies held a panel discussion Thursday on Indiana’s efforts to retain highly educated workers. Nearly 200 people attended the event in downtown Indianapolis. 

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The U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday it’s granting Indiana between $1.5 million and $4.7 million to combat the ongoing effects of the opioid crisis. It will create disaster-relief jobs to treat drug use and addiction. 

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  Duke Energy announced workforce development grants for six Indiana organizations Thursday afternoon. It’s aimed at providing new talent to the industry’s aging workforce. 


The company granted more than $100,000 to Indiana organizations that promote science and technology education. Many will provide learning opportunities to high school students and undergraduates, and one will train people with disabilities for jobs in the utility sector.