Career Exploration Grant Partnership Press Release

Career Exploration Grant Partnership Press Release

Indiana Wesleyan University and the Community Foundation of Grant County continue partnership to offer the CAPE II Career Exploration Grant. The purpose of this grant is to financially support Grant County, Indiana organizations that offer career exploration experiences, provide career guidance and counseling, and encourage workplace internships and job shadows.

“This is our third year offering this grant to our community. Two grants were awarded last year to two organizations doing incredible work, and I’m excited to see the proposals that come in this year,” said Meagan Mathias, Community Investment Manager of the Community Foundation. “Indiana Wesleyan has been a fantastic partner throughout this collaboration, and I’m pleased to continue to deepen this relationship.”

Last year the committee awarded $50,000 to Carey Services to fund a foodservice pod in their new Training and Career Development Center. The committee also awarded $5,000 to Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana to fund workforce readiness-focused programs: JA Biztown, JA Finance Park.

The Chair of the CAPE II Career Exploration Grant Committee consists of the Associate Dean of Life Calling and Career at Indiana Wesleyan University (a non-voting position), two additional members appointed by Indiana Wesleyan University, and two additional members appointed by the Community Foundation of Grant County.

Funding is administered by the CAPE II Career Exploration Grant Committee to organizations that offer one or more of the project/program elements below:

  • Assist Grant County students with educational programs on career options
  • Provide career assessments and/or career resources to Grant County
  • Facilitate Grant County residents (of all ages) in job shadowing, internships, and career preparation
  • Increase students’ readiness for education after high school
  • Assist schools in building bridges to businesses and locally created career pathways
  • Utilize partnerships with other service providers to increase reach

Proposals up to $55,000 will be solicited in mid-September through the end of October of each year (Sept. 1, 2022-Oct. 23, 2022).  The CAPE II Career Exploration Grant Committee will review proposals during the first two weeks of November, meet for decision-making in mid-November, and award recipients by no later than the end of November annually (Nov. 11, 2022), based on the criteria established above. To apply for the grant and to learn more visit www.GiveToGrant.org/Grants or contact Meagan Mathias at Meagan@GiveToGrant.org.

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