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Center of Workforce Innovations is a multi-management nonprofit workforce development organization with its finger on the pulse of employment, education, and economic development. They are a catalyst for community and business investment in workforce, education, and economic development building and enhancing collective capacity to succeed in a new global economy.

Understanding challenges associated with aligning workforce skills to meet the needs of employers, and elevating talent for emerging next generation jobs, CWI is poised and ready to provide solutions and implementation processes.

Consider this.  As an organization CWI has a dual purpose.

They serve as an intermediary which is known for its convening community and industry groups to facilitate solutions, providing data and labor market information, offering information about resources, and seeding best practices that help in formulating the solutions. They also directly deliver services such as career advising, provide credit recovery programming, have community learning centers for adult education services while overseeing a network of adult education providers, and they provide oversight for the American Job Centers, known as WorkOne in Indiana.

Commonly known for identifying and implementing best practices, CWI has administered more than 40 public and private ventures intended to improve the quality of the workforce, enhance the business climate, and ensure the realization of a higher quality of life.

While remaining a driver of workforce development in NW Indiana, CWI strategic priorities are on empowering its regional workforce through high quality career advising, skill building and efforts to increase post-secondary credential attainment.


Our Board

Glen Todd

New York Blower (Retired)

Jim Jorgensen

Hoeppner, Wagner & Evans

Dana Rifai

Burke Constanza & Carberry LLP

Bjarne Henderson

South Shore Line
(NICTD) Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District

Ron Bush

Ron Bush Consulting, Inc.

Michael Suggs

NIPSCO (Retired)

Our Core Leadership Team


President + CEO

P: 219-462-2940 ext. 1020


Chief Fiscal Officer

P: 219-462-2940 ext. 1036