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Northeast Indiana Works Adds Apprenticeship Coordinator

Northeast Indiana Works has hired an apprenticeship coordinator to help develop apprenticeships and other work experience programs across all industries. The coordinator, Liz Burkhead, is a former WorkOne Northeast employment and training advisor who has also worked in the insurance and commercial real estate industries. Northeast Indiana Works is a registered apprenticeship intermediary and Burkhead’s primary focus will be on helping school districts and companies develop registered...

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Audit Services RFP Issued; Questions Answered

Northeast Indiana Works is soliciting proposals for audit and tax services from CPA firms with knowledge of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The objective of the audit is to assess and ensure that grant-funded programs comply with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and administrative requirements. Northeast Indiana Works intends to offer a one-year contract with options for four separate one-year renewals. The Request for Proposals (RFP) can be found here. Questions...

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Survey Explores Perceptions, Knowledge of Career Options

A survey of 628 northeast Indiana students, educators and parents conducted as part of a Your Future: Make It Your Own (www.yfmiyo.org) career awareness initiative showed that less than 50 percent of student respondents have a positive perception of starting their careers in northeast Indiana. The survey of 428 mostly middle school students, 115 educators and 85 parents will be conducted periodically throughout the career awareness campaign to assess changes. The campaign is being led by...

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Students Experience Manufacturing at Camp

Nearly two dozen middle schoolers participated October 29 in Manufacturing Experience 2022, a day camp at the Community Learning Center in Kendallville designed to give young people a hands-on opportunity to explore facets of modern-day manufacturing. The camp, which focused largely on skills related to autonomous systems, was a collaboration involving Northeast Indiana Works, Be Noble, Freedom Academy, the Impact Institute, iSMART Lab and the Don Wood Foundation. It was part of a digitally...

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Free Employer Seminar Focus: Region’s Workforce Challenges

Northeast Indiana Works and WorkOne Northeast will conduct a free employer seminar from 9 a.m. to noon September 22 at Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. 30 West, Fort Wayne, IN. The seminar will be offered in person and virtually. Among the topics: Employee recruitment strategies; childcare resources; registered apprenticeships; the Work Opportunity Tax Credit and federal bonding; diversity in the workforce, and employee retention and engagement. “More than 130 employers have already signed up for...

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State Grant To Help Support Healthcare Career Awareness

The Region 8 Education Service Center has been awarded a two-year, $1,188,950 grant from the Indiana Department of Education that will advance healthcare career awareness and exploration for young people in northeast Indiana. Key partners involved with the Explore, Engage and Experience (3E) grant include Northeast Indiana Works, Parkview Health, Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana, the Questa Foundation, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, Accessing Self Knowledge (ASK), the Northeast...

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DWD Quickly Addresses Uplink Breach of Cybersecurity

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has become aware of a cybersecurity incident involving unauthorized access to some unemployment applicants' login email addresses and security questions in the agency's Uplink system. DWD...

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Adams County Addressing Workforce Housing Shortage

The Adams County Economic Development Corporation (ACEDC) is taking action to address a problem many Indiana communities are facing: a workforce housing shortage. ACEDC is working with Fort Wayne-based Housing Resource Hub to develop a game plan to...

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