Local School Corporations Receive Employability Skills Grant

The grants will help students develop skills that will prepare them to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s workforce.

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INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) today awarded 58 schools in 40 counties funding for $10 million in grants for innovation and implementation of skills in employability.

The grants will help students develop in-demand employability skills that will prepare them to meet the ever-changing needs of today’s workforce.

Five local school corporations were among the grant recipients.

As part of their grant proposals, the schools explained how they will use the funds to help students demonstrate their employability skills in Indiana and how they will work with partners to help blur the lines. between pre-K-12, higher education, and the workforce through career exploration. , commitment and experiences.

School

Partner

Other stakeholders

County

Reward amount

Batesville Community School Corporation

Skill Line Essentials

Indigo Education Company

Ripley County

$126,135.00

Lawrenceburg Community School Corporation

Battle for children

Dearborn County Chamber of Commerce

Dearborn County

$165,600.05

Milan Community School Corporation

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Ripley County

$633,377.75

South Dearborn Community School Society

Equitable education solutions

Dearborn County

$189,262.00

Swiss county school corporation

Swiss County Economic Development Corporation

Swiss Canton Community Foundation

county switzerland

$13,995.00

“For years, as a state and a country, we have relied almost entirely on a single test score to best determine student and school progress,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Secretary for Education. Indiana Education. “While we know that academic mastery is essential in providing a solid foundation for a student’s future success, there are a number of other characteristics that matter as well. This involves ensuring that students are equipped with skills such as the ability to communicate and collaborate with others in a respectful manner. Schools receiving this grant will be on the cutting edge of determining how best to measure these important skills, not just through assessment, but through experiments. Congratulations to all of the awardees who are helping to lead this educational progress in understanding how skill development can be measured in Indiana.

A full list of grant recipients is available here.

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Toya J. Bell