Inspiring a community of lifelong learners throughout DeKalb County, to improve quality of life for all.
Aligning community organizations, businesses, and providers of learning opportunities and resources toward shared educational goals.
The Future of DeKalb County
Learning beyond high school is increasingly a prerequisite for earning family-sustaining wages. But the answer is not always the traditional four-year college degree. Work skills certificates, apprenticeships and two-year college degrees may be equally valuable, and sometimes pay higher wages than jobs requiring four-year degrees, depending on the labor market.
Learning Link, a collaborative education initiative facilitated by the Community Foundation DeKalb County, strives to improve the quality of life by inspiring a community of lifelong learners throughout DeKalb County, Indiana. They do this by aligning community and business leaders and providers of learning opportunities and resources serving residents of DeKalb County, Indiana, toward shared learning goals, from early learning to adulthood.
Although a high school diploma is still sufficient to get many jobs in the region, education beyond high school is becoming increasingly important in the workforce, and parts of northeast Indiana are lagging behind others. Steuben and DeKalb counties are within the top third of Indiana’s 92 counties for populations with some type of post-high […]
Northeast Indiana wage levels impact talent retention By Rachel Blakeman and John Stafford kpcnews.com Know anyone looking for a job? With an unemployment rate hovering between 2.5 and 3 percent in northeast Indiana, local job seekers, especially those with a post-secondary credential like a bachelor’s degree or technical certificate, won’t be without a paycheck for […]