Schools across our area are now eligible to participate in a STEM education initiative, thanks to a $4.4 million grant.
The announcement was made Saturday morning by Project Lead the Way.
Five counties across northern Indiana were selected to implement integrated science, engineering and math programs.
To be selected as a model region each county had to raise a percentage of the matching funds.
Schools were able to do so thanks to the St. Joseph County Chamber of Commerce and community leaders.
“And what we believe from an economic perspective, when cities really understand this work--these are the communities that are going to win,” said Vince Bertram. “They're going to win jobs, they're going to win the hearts of their community, and make much more of a quality of life for people who are going to live here.”
Mishawaka, Penn and Riley high schools already use project lead the way.
Both public and private schools are eligible to receive grant assistance.