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NWI.Life: Center of Workforce Innovations’ Work Ethic Certificate Program Helps Region Students Find Jobs

By: Curtis HankinsLast Updated: December 23, 2019 A high school diploma shows a lot of things, but mostly just indicates a classic, well-rounded education. For fresh-faced graduates or current high school students looking for a job without an employment history, however, it can be difficult to showcase a strong work ethic to prospective employers. The Center of…

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NWI.Life: 3RD ANNUAL CONSTRUCTION AND SKILLED TRADES DAY GIVES STUDENTS HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

By: Sergio ValdesLast Updated: November 19, 2019 “Don’t discount the trades for your kids, broaden their horizons and opportunities.” Students from all over Northwest Indiana gathered at the Lake County Fairgrounds to participate in the 3rd Annual Construction and Skilled Trades Day on November 19. This was a collaboration between the Center of Workforce Innovations, Construction Advancement…

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Inside Indiana Business: Northwest Indiana Adapting Workforce to New Economy

Inside INdiana Business Posted: Nov 06, 2019 11:40 AM CSTUpdated: Nov 06, 2019 1:26 PM CSTBy: Alex Brown, Assistant Managing Editor WHITING -While the steel industry has been the backbone of the economy in northwest Indiana for more than four decades, other emerging economic drivers are gaining steam in the region. The president and chief executive officer of…

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NWI.Life: SUCCESS STORIES: HOW ADULT LEARNING CENTERS CAN CHANGE LIVES

By: Curtis HankinsOctober 21, 2019 Adult education is growing as more and more people around the Region are attending classes at Adult Learning Centers to complete their high school educations, learn advanced skills, and find their way into a long and fruitful career. These programs help adults earn their High School Equivalency (HSE, previously known…

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Gary Housing Center is new site of HUD EnVision Center

Kendra Johnson, left, a Gary Housing Authority resident who will serve as an administrative assistant for the GHA’s adult education center, talks with John Schlatter, adult education assistant manager for the Center of Workforce Innovations on Tuesday. (Carole Carlson / Post-Tribune) By: CAROLE CARLSON, POST-TRIBUNE | OCT 08, 2019 | 2:27 PM Gary will be…

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Application submitted to render Northwest Indiana a 21st Century Talent Region

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board, the Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI) and the Northwest Indiana Forum are on the way to establishing Northwest Indiana as a 21st Century Talent Region.  On September 4th, they hosted Secretary Blair Milo from the state’s Office of Career Connections and Talent for a discussion about…

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