Inside Indiana Business:The funding, which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act, will allow the school to purchase technical equipment that will support 11 engineering- and manufacturing-related certification programs
INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Democratic Party, the organization that advocates for the future of Indiana and its families, today celebrated how President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan is still delivering for Hoosiers. This time, the COVID-19 relief law is delivering $1.5 million to expand workforce training programs at Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne. The engineering and manufacturing related certification programs will bolster high wage job growth in Indiana and help correct the Indiana GOP’s F-rated workforce. These investments, delivered by Indiana Democrats like André Carson and Frank Mrvan, are fueling a better and brighter future for Hoosier families.
The Indiana Republican Party knows they’ve created an F-rated workforce, and it’s why politicians like Governor Eric Holcomb are even praising Indiana Democrats’ record of delivering those kitchen-table issues most important to voters.
In contrast, not a single Republican in Indiana’s Congressional delegation voted for the American Rescue Plan. In fact Kyle Hupfer, Todd Young, Jackie Walorski, Larry Bucshon all described these investments as “socialism”. Chairman Hupfer admitted their opposition to these investments – like manufacturing certificate programs – was a “great campaign to run on”. No matter the issues, the Indiana GOP continues to prove they have no plans for Indiana’s future – just extreme partisanship.
Here’s a look at how the American Rescue Plan continues to deliver for the Hoosier State:
Inside Indiana Business: Indiana Tech Receives $1.5M for STEM Training
The federal Economic Development Administration is awarding a $1.5 million grant to Indiana Tech in Fort Wayne to support workforce training efforts. The funding, which comes from the American Rescue Plan Act, will allow the school to purchase technical equipment that will support 11 engineering- and manufacturing-related certification programs.
The investment will be matched with nearly $640,000 in local funds and is expected to create 700 jobs and retain 100 jobs.
“Indiana’s high-wage, high-demand careers will increasingly rely upon technology and engineering programs aligned with employer needs,” said Governor Eric Holcomb. “Customized to the skills gaps of Northeast Indiana, this significant EDA investment will empower thousands of Indiana Tech students to master industry-recognized certifications for years to come. As Greater Fort Wayne accelerates its knowledge economy, the entire state will reap the resulting opportunities and benefits.”
The investment will allow Indiana Tech to expand, improve and add certificate training programs to meet the job needs of employers in northeast Indiana. The training programs will support positions including battery management engineers, drone pilots, and printed circuit board design engineers.