Planning Career Paths
Leaders in education and workforce development are offering perspectives on career planning for young people in a new blog at Your Future: Make It Your Own.
Developing Tomorrow’s Talent Today
Northeast Indiana Works, the region’s non-profit workforce development organization, provides public and private financial and employment resources for education and skills training to meet the needs of regional industries.
Each year, we serve more than 20,000 individuals and more than 1,700 employers in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.
We oversee and staff northeast Indiana’s 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers; oversee two youth-oriented career development programs; fund and manage employer-focused training programs to enhance the skills of existing workers; and help facilitate community-based career awareness and pathway initiatives.
We are governed by a board of directors, which includes regional educators, business representatives, economic development officials, state and local government leaders, and organized labor. Our operational, funding and service delivery policies are guided by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which seeks to increase access to employment, education, training and support services for youth and adults. WIOA promotes work-based learning opportunities, such as apprenticeships and internships, and encourages the development of career pathway strategies. (See our federal performance measures here.)
President & CEO
Chief Financial Officer
Senior Director of Business Services / Human Resources
Director of Communications
Director of Quality Initiatives & EO Officer
Director of Technology
Director of WorkOne Services
Board of Directors
JORDI DISLER, Chair
Parkview LaGrange Hospital
Rebecca Schroeder, Chair Elect
Leroy Jackson, Secretary/Treasurer
Liuna Local 213
Rich Beck, Regional Chief Elected Official
Allen County Commissioner
Ivy Tech Community College
Whitley County EDC
STAR Financial Bank
Sheet Metal Workers Local 20
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Ashley Industrial Molding
Teijin Automotive Technologies
FSSA, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Team Quality Services
Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community Schools