CEDIT grant to support regional workforce training center
The City of Huntington has
committed $200,000 from its CEDIT funds to support the development of a regional workforce training center to be constructed in Huntington. Huntington
Mayor Brooks Fetters proposed to revise the city's Capital Improvement Plan to
make the funding available, and the City Council voted to approve the revision.
The project is a
collaborative effort being led by the Huntington County Community School
Corporation in cooperation with Ivy Tech State College, WorkOne
Northeast, Huntington County Chamber of Commerce and United Way of
Huntington County. Upon completion, the center will offer training
opportunities to regional employers to help address workforce "skills
gaps." The center, first proposed during 2012, is estimated to cost
approximately $1 million.
"The center will be
very encouraging to our existing employers and labor force," said
Mark Wickersham, executive director, Huntington County Economic Development.