Pictured: Decatur County United Fund Community Impact Assistant—Terri Jones, and United Fund Executive Director—Joane Cunningham will work in partnership with Greensburg High School Principal – Grant Peters, and Engineering and Technology Education Instructor, Mike Wilds, to facilitate the upcoming Greensburg Ready Program.
The Decatur County United Fund is partnering with the Greensburg Community School Corporation in a new workforce development initiative, the Greensburg Ready Program. The new project is made possible through a grant received by the Decatur County United Fund from the Indiana Association of United Ways with $30,000 being targeted for the Greensburg Ready Program slated to begin in the fall of 2017.
Designed for adults ages 18 to 30, four sessions will be offered at the Greensburg Community School Corporation Vocational Tech Center during the 2017 – 2018 school year. Enrollment will be limited to 10 to 12 students each session and classes will meet three evenings per week for nine weeks. Partnerships with local industries will provide employment opportunities for students completing the course while providing employers with qualified personnel.
Careers in engineering, manufacturing and energy science require a wide range of technical skills and the ability to work in a team-based environment. Problem solving through technical application is necessary for jobs today and into the future.