The Pulaski County Community Development Commission may apply for a state grant to provide job skills training to high school students. County economic development director Nathan P. Origer says funds are available through the Career and Technical Education Innovative Curriculum Grant program to set up industrial repair and maintenance training programs at Winamac Community and West Central High Schools. Origer says it is a really high-demand occupation in the manufacturing sector locally and regionally.
He notes the curriculum provides a very diverse skill set that is not presently offered by any high school in Indiana. Both schools are on board, so now the challenge is coming up with the necessary local matching money.
“The CDC is committing some money, but most of it has got to be from private industry. We’re still waiting to hear, but if we get the private industry commitments we’re putting in an application for this project,” Origer told the county council Monday evening.
Contact his office at 574-946-3869 for more information.