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Manufacturing Campaign Videos Earn 6 Awards

Twelve videos produced as part of Northeast Indiana Works’ Manufacturing Begins with Me career awareness campaign won six Addy Awards at a recent ceremony hosted by the American Advertising Federation of Fort Wayne. The 30-second videos won the six awards in the film, video and sound category. The videos took gold for internet commercial, branded content and entertainment, and animation, special effects or motion graphics. They took silver for internet commercial, public online film and public...

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Manchester High School Shines at Regional JAG Competition

Manchester High School topped the list of winners, taking home 13 awards at the regional Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Career Development Conference on January 26 in Marion. JAG serves youth facing challenges to help them reach economic and academic success. There are 13 JAG programs at 12 schools in northeast Indiana. Northeast Indiana Works oversees JAG regionally and Brightpoint administers the program. The conference is a yearly event that allows students to compete in several...

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Many students inclined to leave region for careers

Nearly half of middle and high school students in northeast Indiana say it’s unlikely they will pursue their careers here, a recent survey of 414 students suggests. The survey was conducted as part of the Your Future: Make It Your Own (www.yfmiyo.org) career awareness initiative, a Northeast Indiana Works-led effort to assist students in choosing a career path and encouraging them to apply their education and training to work in northeast Indiana. Forty-nine percent of students surveyed said...

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RFP Seeks One-Stop Operator for Workforce System

Northeast Indiana Works has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for a one-stop operator to provide a variety of services associated with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The RFP can be accessed here. The budget template can be accessed here. Proposals are due by noon on March 1, 2024. Questions can be emailed to lrice@neinworks.org by January 19, 2024. Answers to questions will be posted at www.neinworks.org.      

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Manchester Student Leading Indiana JAG Association

Braylon Judy, a senior at Manchester High School, has been elected president of the newly created Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) Indiana Career Association. Also elected to the slate of JAG association officers were a president-elect, secretary, and parliamentarian. Northeast Indiana has 13 JAG programs at 12 high schools, including Manchester. JAG is overseen by Northeast Indiana Works and administered by Brightpoint. Judy, vice president of leadership for JAG at Manchester, joined JAG in...

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Analysis Identifies Gaps in Healthcare Talent Pipeline

An analysis conducted by Inspire Success focusing on healthcare talent pipeline opportunities in northeast Indiana identified a number of challenges that need to be addressed. The analysis is part of a healthcare initiative supported through an Indiana Department of Education Explore, Engage and Experience grant secured by the Region 8 Education Service Center. Northeast Indiana Works is a key partner in the initiative and will be developing a healthcare career awareness campaign and helping...

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Fort Wayne JAG Student Helps with Easter Egg Hunt

The group Bigger Than Us hosted its 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt this year, thanks to a group of community volunteers. And one particular volunteer showcased the impact of her school’s Job's for America's Graduates (JAG) program. Evinn...

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