SKILL UP INDIANA

Skill UP Round 3

DWD is offering up to $20 million in grant funding during the next biennium to support Innovation Networks, which include Sector Partnerships. This initiative is focused on employers, educators, economic and workforce development partners, and critical community partners in order to promote and strengthen Indiana’s workforce.

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Skill UP Indiana! Rounds 1&2

DWD provided nearly $19 million to support community partnerships in developing training and education programs that align to employer needs. Awarded programs helped to equip Hoosiers with the skills necessary to begin filling the one million jobs projected to be available over the next 10 years.

Program Outcomes:

  • Sector-focused training and education programs for in-demand occupations;
  • Curriculum based on necessary skills and competencies as identified by local employers;
  • Employability skills (soft skills) instruction that can be utilized across all careers;
  • Work-and-learn opportunities for youth and adult learners.

Round 1&2 Funding

Nearly $19 million in total grant funding was provided to 25 industry-led community partnerships.

DWD Awards $7.7 Million in Skill UP Grants to 12 Regional Partnerships