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.
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 […]
Indianapolis (June 7, 2017) – Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced 15 additional Indiana counties are now eligible to participate in On My Way Pre-K, making prekindergarten available in 2018 to 4-year-olds from low-income families in those counties. Earlier this year, the Indiana General Assembly expanded the program from five pilot counties to 20 counties […]