The City of Indianola has received a federal grant of $627,237 for an access road project, which will also serves as a workforce training facility for electrical industry workers and creates approximately 3,500 jobs.
According to the Business Record, the grant, from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, will be matched with local investment. The $1.5 million project will pay for construction of an access road on Iowa Avenue and expanded utilities to the Missouri Valley Joint Apprenticeship and Training Center, according to the Des Moines Register.
The training facility is designed to consolidate Missouri Valley Line Constructors’ five training facilities serving Iowa, the Dakotas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin into one facility. The $13.5-million facility will help skilled workers in the electrical industry, including electrical line workers.
Missouri Valley Line Constructors partners with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association to train workers.