Governor Rolls Out $24 Million Job InitiativeAugust 15, 2017 |
by The Associated Press
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana — Gov. Eric Holcomb is unveiling a jobs program that will pay tuition for workers who get trained in high-demand fields.
The “Next Level Jobs” initiate sets aside about $24 million over the next two years to help grow the number of welders, machinists, medical assistants and information technology specialists, among others.
Roughly $14 million will go toward covering tuition costs at Ivy Tech Community College and Vincennes University.
Another $10 million can be used to reimburse companies that train new hires to do similar high-demand jobs. Each employer could collect up to $2,500 per worker.
It isn’t clear how many people could be covered by the amount of money set aside for the effort.
Holcomb rolled out the program during a Monday news conference in Brazil, near Terre Haute.