Training Group Changes Name
November 18, 2013
Fort Wayne, Ind. -- The Northeast Indiana Regional Workforce Investment Board has changed its name to Northeast Indiana Works.
The name change is part of a rebranding effort to better promote the numerous workforce development programs and services that the nonprofit offers, as well as strengthen the organization’s outreach strategies. The new name also serves as a statement of the organization’s and region’s commitment to providing skilled workers to meet the needs of employers.
Northeast Indiana Works assists more than 40,000 people annually with skills training and job leads. It helps more than 1,200 companies each year with customized hiring and training assistance.
Among the programs it operates or oversees in northeast Indiana: WorkOne Northeast, Jobs for America’s Graduates, Be SomeOne Now and a number of adult education programs.
Northeast Indiana Works carries out its initiatives in 11 counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley. More than 90 percent of its funding comes from federal or state sources.
The organization’s efforts are a critical asset to the region’s Big Goal Collaborative, which aims to increase to 60 percent by 2025 the percentage of people in northeast Indiana with a credential or two- or four-year college degree. Today, less than 35 percent of the region’s residents ages 25 to 64 have completed post-secondary education.
About Northeast Indiana Works: Northeast Indiana Works provides public and private financial and employment resources to businesses and individuals for education and skills training to meet the needs of regional industries. The nonprofit sets policy for how public and private funds are utilized to support talent development. It also operates and staffs the 11 county-based WorkOne Northeast career centers in the region. Individuals and companies may access resources and services by visiting or calling WorkOne in their county.
Source: Northeast Indiana Works