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A key report on Northwest Indiana's economy Monday showed productivity is up, but not because more workers have been hired. In Northwest Indiana, at least, this seems to be the jobless recovery everyone has been worried about.
Among Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's legislative initiatives, signed into law last week, was patterned after the Northwest Indiana Regional Education/Employer Alliance for Developing Youth (READY) program.
The nonprofit Center of Workforce Innovations brings together the knowledge base of government, education, economic development, labor and community-based organizations to develop and execute innovative and strategic workforce solutions in today�s new and challenging economy.
Educators in Northwest Indiana entered 2012 with their eyes sharply focused on helping their students grow and learn. Educator roles included “embracing” 21st century learning skills which included the following:
Tax credits are available for people interested in making contributions to the Center of Workforce Innovations to help defray the costs of providing local adult education services.
Center of Workforce Innovations CEO Linda Woloshansky, second from left, CWI Director of Strategic Solutions Roy Vanderford, far left, Institute for Career Development Program specialist Sean Hayden and ICD Executive Director Jerry Evans spoke Tuesday in Valparaiso about their partnership to…
Center of Workforce Innovations CEO Linda Woloshansky, left, and CWI Director of Strategic Solutions Roy Vanderford, right, spoke Tuesday in Valparaiso about their partnership to study the broad impact of green jobs.
The Baby Boomer generation remembers a time when Labor Day once marked the end of summer, as they returned to the classroom following this federal holiday.
GARY | A Chicago-based U.S. Department of Labor representative praised Northwest Indiana work force development efforts and offered suggestions on how businesses can continue to support the labor market.
A Calumet Abrasives quality Control Technician inspects cut-off wheels at the company in Hammond earlier this year. She was hired to a full-time position after doing on-the-job training at Calumet Abrasives through the Center of Workforce Innovations. On Monday, a Chicago-based U.S. Departme…
Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence is understandably concerned about the need to prepare Hoosier students for 21st century careers. So are people in Northwest Indiana.
Four WorkOne express service centers will close in the next few months as the regional operator of the state's workforce development system braces itself for program funding reductions.
Looking over the roster of business leaders that are on our list this issue, I couldn't help but notice the mix of well-known and lesser-known names as well as the diversity in ages, cultural background and gender. Learning about our top professionals impressed me even more with the flexibil…
Two driving forces behind education reform spoke last week, and they both addressed two key components of the next phase of reform: dollars and sense.
We all know people with successful careers and we know that it is not automatic that their lives are successful too. Often success in life is achieved by giving back. The dedicated leaders we honor each year in our Business & Industry Hall of Fame have not only reached the top of their p…
Manufacturing, workforce and education organizations are hosting an event in Michigan City next week as part of an initiative to change the perception that manufacturing isn't a viable career path.
Frank Celio, a machine operator at Calumet Abrasives, runs a press that makes cut-off wheels at the Hammond company. Celio, of Hammond, was hired to a full-time position after completing on-the-job training. Employers and workforce training professionals say such initiatives are needed to ad…
Calumet Abrasives quality control technician Lorraine Brooks, of Merrillville, inspects cut-off wheels at the Hammond company. Brooks was hired to a full-time position after completing on-the-job training through the Center of Workforce Innovations. Since starting prescreening assessment and…
MICHIGAN CITY | Landing a production job at Hearthside Food Solutions LLC about 13 months ago was a godsend for James Swistek.
Local hiring managers and workforce development officials say firms should consider boosting their on-the-job training and skills development programs to boost the quality of the region's labor force.
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