Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Indiana getting $1M for work force training

Indiana getting $1 million share of grants to 6 states to develop work force training
Posted on June 16, 2014 at 4:07 a.m.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Department of Workforce Development is receiving more than $1 million to build or expand a database to improve connections between workers and education.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez says the funding will help six states to improve their employment and training services. People also will be able to access information that will help them identify the best job training program for them.

The systems also will analyze the performance of education and employment training programs.

The grants complement a Department of Education program aimed at building education databases.

Including Indiana, the states received nearly $6 million in grants for the three-year grant period.

The other states receiving grants are Connecticut, Kentucky, Mississippi, Nebraska and New Jersey.

Updated at 1:18 p.m.
 IMPD Chaplain David Coatie, right, supports Louis Allen, center, father of 15-year-old Dominique Allen, whose badly burned body was discovered in a backyard in Indianapolis on Sunday, as they walk back to the site where her body was found, Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014. Dominique's purse and shoes were found about a block away from where her body was found. The Marion County Coroner's Office ruled the death, by asphyxiation, a homicide. Dominique Allen was a Ben Davis freshman. (AP Photo/The Indianapolis Star, Charlie Nye)

Updated at 1:17 p.m.
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