News & Events

Center of Workforce Innovations Posts Request for Proposal (RFP) for Redesign/Development of READY NWI Website

Date: 9/11/2019 through 9/12/2020
Category: News Coverage

Description: Center of Workforce Innovations post Request for Proposal (RFP) for redesign/development of READY NWI website.

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NWI.Life: Area educators discuss new graduation requirements at READY NWI education meeting

Date: 9/2/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: 2019 is a big year for students and educators in the state of Indiana. This year’s freshmen will be the first to graduate under Indiana’s new graduation requirements. On August 29, area educators from seven counties across Northwest Indiana, economic developers, and state officials, huddled in the auditorium at Hobart High School for a Region-wide team meeting tackling the subject.

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Grad Pathways 101 Video

Date: 8/30/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

Description: New Graduation Pathways requirements means NEW opportunities for students

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La Porte County Teachers Gain Skills at Summer Tech Conference

Date: 8/16/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: Press Release

Description: Educators from all across La Porte County got a high quality opportunity to learn how to integrate technology and computer science into their classroom. The Unity Foundation coordinated this first ever event so teachers could be close to home and attend for free. The Summer Teacher Tech Conference was held at Purdue University Northwest Westville campus on July 30 & 31 and featured knowledgeable, interactive sessions.

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NWI TIMES GUEST COMMENTARY: Transforming Indiana’s workforce

Date: 7/3/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: Jobs for America’s Graduates provides high school students with skills to transform hopes and dreams into reality.

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NWI Times: Student innovation showcased in READY NWI Summer Institute

Date: 6/17/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: HOBART — Student innovation was at the forefront of READY NWI’s 2019 Summer Institute on Thursday.

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NWIndianaLife: READY NWI 8th Annual Summer Institute prepares educators to lead student success

Date: 6/17/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: Although most local schools are out for the summer, many educators and representatives from local K-12 schools and colleges took time out of their schedules to gather at READY NWI’s 2019 Summer Institute. The Summer Institute’s focus was Schools & Community: Partners in Student Success.

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NWI Business Magazine: Students’ ideas, passion lead classroom direction

Date: 5/31/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: It’s 10:30 p.m., and I’m exhausted. When I try to sleep, I find myself thinking about the next day’s commute into downtown Chicago.

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NWIndianaLife: READY NWI gathers to plan for region-wide student success

Date: 5/20/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: On the third Thursday of each month during the school year, leaders from K-12 schools, colleges across the Region, and workforce development professionals gather at Hobart High School to tackle the tricky topic of preparing students for college and careers.

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Chicago Fed Letter: Does automation always lead to a decline in low-wage jobs?

Date: 5/13/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: To what extent are low-wage jobs in the United States being replaced by technology? Our research¹ suggests that low-wage jobs that are intensive in routine cognitive tasks, such as cashier, were supplanted by automation during the 2000s. Moreover, since the Great Recession, jobs intensive in both routine manual and routine cognitive tasks have been negatively impacted by automation. Nevertheless, the overall effect on individual low-wage workers has been surprisingly small.

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NWI Times GUEST COMMENTARY: Young workers are lovin’ it at McDonald’s

Date: 5/13/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: All six LaPorte County McDonald’s restaurants focus on hiring young workers and building deep relationships that frequently last a lifetime.

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Perspectives on the Northwest Indiana State of the Workforce Breakfast Event

Date: 5/9/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: Attendees of the Northwest Indiana State of the Workforce Breakfast Event held on April 10th share their views on the report information and what they hope to achieve with the data.

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NWI Life: Northwest Indiana Workforce Board and the Center of Workforce Innovations unveils 2018 State of the Workforce Report

Date: 4/11/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: Business leaders and educators from across the Region gathered at Avalon Manor on Wednesday for the unveiling of the biannual State of the Workforce Report. The report revealed issues, strengths, and trends set to impact Northwest Indiana’s economy for years.

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NWI TIMES GUEST COMMENTARY: Young workers making a splash when it comes to their work ethic

Date: 4/8/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: At places like Deep River Waterpark, the Lake County Parks & Recreation are helping to train and mentor Indiana’s future workforce. Ande Moore, Human Resources Manager for Lake County Parks & Recreation, is a believer in the benefits obtained by the Work Ethic Certificate program.

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NWI TIMES GUEST COMMENTARY: Thriving workforce begins with early childhood learning

Date: 4/4/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: As a parent and professional, I have applauded the ongoing work of early learning pioneers over the years who influence childhood development. Recently, I fully embraced this knowledge as fulfilling the future workforce pipeline issue due to new science of early learning involving a team of neuroscientists, psychologists, sociologists, statisticians and economists.

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Construction Advancement Foundation Scholarship Program

Date: 2/20/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: The Construction Advancement Foundation is delighted to invest in the future of the construction industry by awarding scholarships to Northwest Indiana students who are pursuing a career in construction management, engineering, or a related field within construction. The scholarships for undergraduates are $2,500 per year and can be renewed for up to four years for a maximum of $10,000.

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SHRM Foundation Grants $155,000 to Jobs for America’s Graduates and Launches Pilot Program Connecting Students with HR Professionals

Date: 2/18/2019 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: WASHINGTON, Nov. 15, 2018 — As the Society for Human Resource Management leads the employer conversation about closing the skills gap in hiring, its charitable affiliate, the SHRM Foundation, announces an investment in the youngest members of America’s workforce. The SHRM Foundation announced today that it has pledged $155,000 over two years to support the work of Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) in preparing youth for opportunities in the workplace and committed to building local networking support for JAG students using the workforce readiness expertise of SHRM chapters and state councils.

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La Porte County Schools Team Up for Week of Code

Date: 11/29/2018 through 12/31/2500
Category: Press Release

Description: All La Porte County public schools will partner to celebrate a Week of Code December 3rd - 7th. The Hour of Code started as a worldwide effort designed to introduce students to computer science and demystify "computer coding."

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The NWI Times: Region Means Business panel touts manufacturing career opportunities

Date: 11/15/2018 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: The Region currently has more than 1,100 manufacturing jobs available that could be filled within 30 days if the right candidates stepped forward, Center of Workforce Innovations President and CEO Linda Woloshansky told a packed house at Dynasty Banquets in Hammond Tuesday.

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The Evolllution: "Full Employment" Economy Exposes Education System Deficits

Date: 11/2/2018 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: Even with full employment, many individuals are not fully employed. Changing this reality, and creating a labor market that works for employees and employers alike, requires a shift in our educational model.

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Building Indiana: NWI Building Trades Meet with Area School Counselors

Date: 10/25/2018 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: Representatives from various NWI building trades apprenticeship programs and area high school guidance counselors were brought together by the Construction Advancement Foundation (CAF) and the NWI Workforce Board to collaborate on ways to introduce young people to careers in the trades.

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NWIndianaLife: Center of Workforce Innovations Talks Employer-Led Workforce Solutions

Date: 10/17/2018 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: Within the next 10 years, it’s estimated that there will be more than one million jobs to fill in Indiana due to retiring employees and new job creation. According to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, nearly half of these jobs will require some training beyond high school, but less than a four-year-degree. So the question remains, how do we meet this need?

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NWIndiana Life: Jeremy Bout of Edge Factor Visits the Region to Talk Manufacturing and Education

Date: 9/17/2018 through 12/31/2500
Category: News Coverage

Description: On Friday, the President and Vice President of Edge Factor, Jeremy Bout (P) and Larissa Hofman (VP), held a special meet and greet with the La Porte County Skill Up 3 Network partners at the AK Smith Center Café in Michigan City.

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Fair Oaks Farm

Date: 1/22/2016 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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IU Health

Date: 11/10/2015 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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Young Bros Trucking

Date: 11/10/2015 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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READY NWI Construction Trades

Date: 3/23/2015 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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South Shore CVA

Date: 2/24/2015 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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The Times Media Company

Date: 2/18/2015 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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Tri State Industries

Date: 2/18/2015 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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Lakeshore Focus - 905 - Changing Education

Date: 2/6/2015 through 12/31/2500
Category: Other Videos

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READY NWI Electricians Apprenticeship

Date: 10/20/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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Task Force Tips

Date: 9/21/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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Plumbers

Date: 8/6/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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Tonn & Blank

Date: 8/1/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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St Mary Medical Center

Date: 4/30/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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Craighead, Lange and Hough, P.C.

Date: 4/24/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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InTouch

Date: 4/21/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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The Peoples Bank

Date: 4/21/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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NIPSCO

Date: 4/21/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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Calumet Abrasives

Date: 3/26/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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Falk PLI

Date: 3/26/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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Hearthside

Date: 1/2/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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PacMoore

Date: 1/2/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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Packaging Logic

Date: 1/2/2014 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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Golden Tech

Date: 11/20/2013 through 12/31/2500
Category: READY Employer Videos

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