Huntington County Shares in State Workforce Development Grant
December 1, 2016
The Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs (OCRA) announced the approval of a $250,000 workforce investment grant to be shared equally among a collaboration with Huntington, Kosciusko and Wabash County economic and workforce development teams.
The grant will provide scholarship support for individuals in each County to study CNC machining, industrial maintenance, and welding. The three counties economic development corporations worked in cooperation with the Wabash County Commissioners, Work One Northeast, IVY Tech Community College, local training facilities, and a grant administration consultant, to not only prepare the application but to also secure local matching funds in addition to the $250,000 grant from OCRA.
"I am very thankful for the teamwork among our Counties," said Mark Wickersham, Executive Director of Huntington County Economic Development Corporation. "We're all in this together and have workforce training needs in common. This is very good news for us and couldn't have happened without the hard work of all the team members," he added.
OCRA's announcement came as part of a comprehensive list of program announcements today.
Click here to read the OCRA Press Release.