The NWIWB is a board of business, education, labor, community, faith-based and economic development leaders responsible for the strategic vision of workforce development and governance of WorkOne in Northwest Indiana. They are also responsible for managing connections to key resources in the workforce and education arena as well as supporting efforts on programming that plant and nurture the seed of entrepreneurship. The board works to determine current and future skill needs together with economic developers, employers, and economists.
Counties the Board Represents: Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke
Vision: Having a workforce that is highly skilled, motivated and diverse, earning sustainable or higher wages and actively engaged in skill advancement and life-long learning.
Mission: To mobilize and integrate the leadership, services, and resources of the community to support workforce development. This will be achieved by:
▪ Strategically planning and developing policy for workforce development;
▪ Overseeing regional workforce development system;
▪ Developing and allocating resources for workforce development; and
▪ Participating in related economic development activities