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Governor to Launch Philanthropic Job Training Coalition

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    The Journal Gazette
    October 11, 2018

    Gov. Eric Holcomb is scheduled this morning to launch Skillful Indiana, a coalition of state government, the Markle Foundation, Microsoft Philanthropies, Walmart, the Lumina Foundation, Purdue University, Purdue Extension and the Governor's Workforce Cabinet.

    The effort is based on experience gained from the Skillful program, which was started in Colorado in 2016 with a $25.8 million grant from Microsoft Philanthropies. Skillful is an initiative of the Markle Foundation.

    It will be customized for Indiana, taking into account the state's existing workforce development programs, officials said in an embargoed news release.

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