Ivy Tech, IPIC snare $10M in job-training grants

Ivy Tech Community College and the Indianapolis Private Industry Council will take advantage of nearly $10 million in grants
from the U.S. Department of Labor to help train some 1,700 unemployed and underemployed Indiana workers.

Announced
Friday by U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Ind., the funding comes as part of the job-training grant program authorized by the American
Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

With $5 million in grant money, Indianapolis-based Ivy Tech will implement a statewide
project to train more than 1,100 unemployed and displaced workers for careers in advanced manufacturing; transportation, distribution
and logistics; and information technology.

The private industry council, which received $4.8 million, will focus
on strengthening the pipeline of workers in health-care fields, with an emphasis on elevating workers
into critical-to-fill positions in registered nursing.

Training will be provided through a
nursing degree program taught on the campus of Clarian Health Partners. Simultaneously, the project will
recruit dislocated and unemployed workers for credentialed education in various health-care sectors.
The council expects to train 600 workers through the project.

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