As the nature of work changes, the need for a reskilled/upskilled workforce emerges. The South Bend – Elkhart region has created a resource, LIFT Skills Accelerator, addressing the workforce training demands of industry, a company driven model supporting employers' automation efforts as they transition to a more digital economy.
The LIFT Skills Accelerator offers training grants supporting employee skill development and earning of industry recognized credentials and certificates. The LIFT Skills Accelerator pilot will encourage an innovation-led employee empowerment culture, addressing skill sets that are critical today and tomorrow while supporting regional companies with their digital upskilling transformation journey.
The South Bend – Elkhart Regional Partnership (SBE Regional Partnership) will work with the region’s Lead Economic Development Organization partners (LEDOs), iNDustry Labs Engineer in Residence (ENIRs), and education training program partners to amplify continuous learning opportunities, improve employee retention and confidence, and encourage diversified workforce environments in companies throughout the South Bend - Elkhart region.