Indiana Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch will be making a stop in Starke County today.
This afternoon, Crouch will be visiting the SCILL Automation, Robotics and Equipment Maintenance Lab at Knox Middle School. Knox Mayor Dennis Estok will also be in attendance.
According to Communication Specialist Jessica Baker, the lab is the result of a grant received from The Office of Community and Rural Affairs, which is overseen by Lieutenant Governor Crouch. Baker explained that the OCRA grant was for $250,000 with a match of $118,277.
It was utilized to purchase equipment that is used in a training program for both maintenance and automation technology. The program targets incumbent workers, as well as those who are about to enter the workforce. As a part of Lieutenant Governor Crouch and Governor Eric Holcomb’s Next Level Agenda, the Starke County Initiative for Lifelong Learning is working on getting local adults into high-wage jobs.