Applications Open for Cohort 4!

Two school Uplands school districts will be chosen to join ROI’s 4th cohort of Ready Schools.
Proposals due Friday, June 2 by 5 p.m.

Download Request for Proposal (PDF)

The Ready Schools Initiative is a design-thinking framework to support school districts in aligning their PK-12 curricular and programmatic offerings to the educational and workforce needs of the Indiana Uplands.

Within our region, this workforce need is most pressing in our three key industry sectors: advanced manufacturing, life sciences, and national security and defense. The goal of this initiative is to enable schools to engage business leaders, community stakeholders, parents and students in meaningful dialogue about what success means within their community and to develop a plan to obtain that success. The result of this process is a systemic PK-12 approach designed to support students in achieving their academic and career goals that are aligned with the workforce opportunities in the Indiana Uplands.

For more information, view the Ready Schools Program Overview.

Map showing Indiana Uplands school districts participating in Ready Schools, colored according to cohort.

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