A new Indiana law will offer state-funded career training opportunities for high school students, WANE-TV reported.
Under House Enrolled Act 1002, students in grades 10 through 12 will be able to apply for career scholarship accounts of up to $5,000 each. They would cover costs associated with internships, apprenticeships, courses outside of school and certifications.
Completing work-based training outside the classroom has been a growing trend in recent years.
“Local auto dealers, where students then work their senior year in the service centers,” Bill Kovach, executive director of the Central Nine Career Center, cited as an example.
The new state career program may allow more businesses to offer such opportunities, Kovach said.
“Students can only do so much inside the walls of a school,” he said. “They need to get out into the work world and see what those experiences are.”