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Ivy Tech Hosts 2 Day Camps for Middle School Students

Northeast Indiana Works partnered with Ivy Tech Fort Wayne in June to present two Manufacturing Experience day camps for middle schoolers. The camps were conducted at the college’s Steel Dynamics, Inc. Keith E. Busse Technology Center. It is the first time Ivy Tech has played a role in Northeast Indiana Works’ day camps, which debuted in Noble County in 2022 and have involved more than 100 students. The latest manufacturing day camps were part of two week-long STEM activities organized by Ivy...

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Regional CTE Awareness Month Recognized with Signings

Student signing ceremonies will be conducted throughout northeast Indiana in May in recognition of CTE (Career & Technical Education) Awareness Month. The month was designated in 2019 by Northeast Indiana Works and the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership (now known as NEI) to promote skills-based training at the secondary-school level that leads to certifications and then employment after high school. The signings symbolically represent commitments to work for companies; in some cases,...

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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 Tops 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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Local Workforce Shrinking; Jobless Rate on the Rise

The Fort Wayne metro area’s total workforce in April decreased by more than 1,000 workers and the number of people working went down by almost 2,200 people compared to the year before, according to data released today by the Indiana Department of...

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