Ivy Tech and Purdue University are combining education and industry to form the Crossroads Smart Grid Training Program.
The goal is to train students and displaced workers for jobs in the electric energy sector.
Ivy Tech will be the lead institution in the partnership, with funding coming from a $4.7-million federal grant.
Curriculum will be developed to train operators, technicians, engineers, and research scientists in college degree and certificate programs.
The institutions will also work with regional power and electric producers to ensure the emerging workforce meets the industry’s needs.