Welcome to the Somerset Innovation Gateway

Who We Are

The Somerset Innovation Gateway is how the Village of Somerset is helping residents of Somerset and Perry County with alternative pathways to diploma, degree, credential and exposure to entrepreneurship. The mission of the Innovation Gateway is to give you the opportunity to learn, sharpen, and engage new skills, including those you need to prosper in the 21st Century Global economy.

Take a look at this video introduction to the Innovation Gateway!

Our planned #OwnTheFuture Cafe and Innovation Gateway Welcome Center

What We Do

Whether it's a step towards a certification, a diploma, a degree, or launching your own business, the Somerset Innovation Gateway is here to support you.

Our programs are community-based, technologically sophisticated and open to all.

When fully developed, the Somerset Innovation Gateway will give learners and makers access to three major components: the Learning Zone and TechHub, the Somerset Idea Foundry Makerspace and Co-working Space, and one or more immediate employment opportunities.

Classes are starting now in our temporary home at 105 West Main Street in Somerset!

What People are Saying About the Innovation Gateway

Coming soon: The Somerset Innovation Gateway

“As County Commissioners, we know it takes teamwork to make Perry County as prosperous as it can be in today’s economy. Somerset Village’s Innovation Gateway is part of our team, working to help all of our residents, regardless of the challenges they face, to invest more in their learning and skill development.”

-Perry County Board of Commissioners Ben Carpenter, Jim O'Brien and Dave Frerichs

Training designed for you and your pathway to success

“The Village of Somerset’s Innovation Gateway is going to be an exciting place. It brings to our community the kind of opportunities for learning, skill development and access to technology usually found only in big cities.”

-Perry County Job and Family Services Director Cheryl Boley

How to find us!

While our permanent home is under development, the Somerset Innovation Gateway will be temporarily located at 105 W Main Street in Somerset.

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