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City of South Bend Pathways Program

Skills Training
for the Manufacturing Industry

2024 Program Now Available


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The City of South Bend is once again sponsoring training for incumbent workers of local South Bend manufacturing companies through the Pathways On-Demand Workforce Development grant. This grant is made available through the Community Investment Department of the City through the end of 2024. The trainings are open to all City of South Bend-based manufacturing companies and their incumbent workers.

Trainings are delivered by Purdue Manufacturing Extension Partnership at no charge to companies based in South Bend. There is a maximum number of participants allowed in each class. So don’t wait to register for the class of your choice!


(click workshop title for a PDF brochure): 

  • Additional workshops are being added - check back soon!

Registration Process:

Grant Requirements:

To qualify for the grant, companies are required to adhere to the following process:

    1. Identify the type of training your company requires.
    2. Complete the registration process through the registration page on this website.
    3. After completion of the short-term trainings, Purdue MEP will distribute certificates. 
    4. Every employer must provide the City of South Bend with participating employees’ wage data and complete the MEP Impact Survey. Click here for a sample Impact Survey

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