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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

DWD > Skill UP Indiana! Skill UP Indiana!

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

What is Skill UP Indiana?

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

Program goals:

  • 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.

Guidelines, Resources & FAQs

Who is Eligible?

Industry-led partnerships consisting of business, education, workforce and economic development entities. Eligible partnerships must serve an area of at least 200,000 people.


Nearly $19 million in total grant funding was provided to 25 industry-led communinty partnerships. A private match of 25% is required.