A number of initiatives have been put in place to make college completion a reality, inline with the goal of the Indiana Commission for Higher Education that 60 percent of Hoosiers obtain credentials or degrees beyond high school by 2025.
“It was working men and women who made the 20th Century the American century.” -- President Barack Obama
SCHERERVILLE | Purdue University Calumet Chancellor Thomas Keon contends the state is moving in the right direction by having two-year institutions, such as Ivy Tech Community College, focus on two-year programs and remedial education, while universities focus on more advanced degrees.
GARY | On the heels of closing six schools and the pending loss of teachers and staff, the Gary Community School Corp. is launching a new program that will put students in a position to get a job or continue their education.
Have you ever visited Tomorrowland? It was one of the original park attractions when Disneyland opened in 1955. Walt Disney described it as a place to view “wondrous ideas ... a step into the future with predictions of constructed things to come.”
Linda Woloshansky is president and CEO of the Center of Workforce Innovations.
HOBART | Math and science are critical courses that students must take to be successful in college or a career, but the soft skills like communication and teamwork are just as important to employers.
Linda Woloshansky, CEO, Center of Workforce Innovations, helped lead this year's Ready NWI event at Hobart High School.
HOBART | A Northwest Indiana agency is pushing to better prepare high school students for college and careers after graduation.
PORTAGE | Representatives of educational facilities, industry and workforce development sat down together Thursday morning to discuss how the three could work together to provide the necessary skills for the jobs of the present and the future.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Valparaiso woman who leads an organization that develops workforce solutions for cities and companies in Northwest Indiana is among five region residents recently appointed or reappointed by Gov. Mitch Daniels to various state boards and commissions.
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.
VALPARAISO | A group of local educators and business leaders is launching a pilot project with 13 school districts in Northwest Indiana to help students better connect school with the world of work.
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.
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.
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…
PORTAGE | WorkOne will not be moving to the University Center when the Central Avenue building is completed.
While the nation's job market slowly is warming up, the summer months might not be so hot for teen employment.
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.
SCHERERVILLE | The president of a local business organization on Friday challenged community members to talk to their local school boards about what their districts are doing to make sure students are college and career ready.
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