alignedgraphicThe Ready Schools Initiative is a design-thinking framework to support school districts in aligning their K-12 curricular and programmatic offerings to the educational and workforce needs of Southwest Central Indiana.

Within our region, this workforce need is most pressing in our three key industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and national security and defense. The goal of this initiative is to enable schools to engage business leaders, community stakeholders, parents and students in meaningful dialogue about what success means within their community and to develop a plan to obtain that success. The result of this process will be a systemic K-12 approach designed to support students in achieving their academic and career goals that are aligned with the workforce opportunities in Southwest Central Indiana.

Regional Opportunity Initiatives, Inc., is funding a second round of development grants of up to $130,000 for the 2018-19 school year. Selected school districts will also be eligible to apply for implementation funding of up to $500,000 following the 10-month Ready Schools development process.

Applications for the Ready Schools Cohort 2 Development Grant are now being accepted!

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For more information, view the Ready Schools Program Overview.

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