U.S. Bank awards grant

SIDNEY — The U.S. Bank Foundation has awarded a $5,000 Community Possible grant to the Sidney-Shelby County Workforce Partnership, a nonprofit organization dedicated to workforce development.

U.S. Bank’s Community Possible platform is focused on closing the gap between people and possibility in the areas of work, home and play. U.S. Bank’s philanthropic and volunteer efforts are committed to creating the building blocks of thriving communities, which include stable employment opportunities, a home to call one’s own and a community connected through culture, recreation and play.

”We are pleased to be able to assist the Sidney-Shelby County Workforce Partnership with funds to further its efforts to provide training and skills development for our local students,” said Andrew Counts, regional president at U.S. Bank. “Through our work grants, we are focused on empowering our future workforce through partnerships like this one. We know that workforce development, small business and financial literacy is critical to communities.”

“The Workforce Partnership of Shelby County is extremely appreciative and excited to be awarded this grant from the U.S. Bank Foundation. Support from our community business leaders is vital to our organization’s programming and will help further our mission of preparing local students to be equipped and workforce-ready. U.S. Bank can be confident that we will utilize these funds to the fullest potential,” said Deb McDermott, executive director of Workforce Partnership of Shelby County.