Josiah White’s recently received a $65,000 grant from the Don Wood Foundation. The grant funds are being used for a feasibility study concerning the possibility of Josiah White’s launching a private, Christian multi-track high school centered on career and technical education in Wabash, Indiana.
If it comes to fruition, this school will be unique in its focus by providing a STEAM education deeply rooted in the Christian faith while preparing students for next-generation entrepreneurship and jobs in industries such as advanced manufacturing and automation. There could be boarding and commuting options, opening the opportunity up for students from anywhere to attend.
The feasibility study will provide research and insight into several components, including:
● Student/Family Interest
● Similar Models Research
● Accreditation Process Overview
● Industry/Training Demand
● Josiah White’s Capacity to Operate a New School
“We look forward to accessing thought leaders at the local, state and national levels for this study as we believe the information gathered will not only benefit the local area, but also the northeast Indiana region,” said Kevin Trotter, VP of Advancement for Josiah White’s.
The feasibility study is estimated to take approximately six months to complete (April 2023 – October 2023) and is being conducted by Thomas P. Miller & Associates (TPMA), a consulting firm based in Indianapolis. Once the study is complete, key leaders and stakeholders will closely analyze the results to determine whether Josiah White’s should move into the planning stage.