The Starke County Economic Development Foundation established the Starke County Initiative for Lifelong Learning (SCILL) to
spearhead local workforce development. The SCILL is managed by Ancilla College.
To assist in guidance, the Foundation has also created an Industrial Advisory Council
consisting of representatives of local industries. This ensures that the training
offered meets the needs and expectations of Starke County industry. Through its
many partnerships, SCILL is able to develop customized training programs to meet
these perceived needs.
The State of Indiana assists in workforce development primarily through the Skills Enhancement Fund (SEF), which is a renewable grant
to support the cost of training a company’s employees.
The Foundation also partners from time to time with local and area organizations
to provide needed training, including: