Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership Unveils Rolling 3-Year Strategic Plan: The plan presents forward-looking strategies for positioning the 11-county region as the location of choice for all businesses and people determined to be tomorrow’s market leaders.

Programs for Employers

Initiatives Support Business Needs in the Region

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnerships works regularly with businesses and organizations to develop programs that support the needs of businesses in the region.

If you’re interested in learning more about our region’s programs, contact Vice President of Regional Initiatives Ryan Twiss for more information about our programs for employers in the Fort Wayne area.

Internship Program for Employers

In Northeast Indiana and Fort Wayne, we believe that increasing the number and quality of internships and experiential learning opportunities will prepare our students for full-time employment and expand our talent pool for regional employers.

Providing a high-quality internship is more than just agreeing to bring an intern into the organization. It means preparing and planning a robust program. Luckily, we can help with that. Our program is free and offered to employers in our 11-county region.

Read more about the free program and how it benefits employers >>

Engage Mentoring Program

The Regional Partnership is working with mentorship experts Diverse Talent Strategies (DTS) to deploy the Engage Mentoring program to area employers. The initiative will help Northeast Indiana students connect with quality mentors in the regional business community and will arm employers with tools to attract, retain and develop talent. 

The Engage Mentoring program is a model that uses a proprietary software system to help employees build the necessary skills needed to be good mentors, as well as connect with qualified mentors in the business community. 

Read more about the Engage Mentoring Program >>

Regional Branding Initiative

Unveiled by the Regional Partnership and developed through a six-month process guided by internal focus groups and national perception surveys, “Make It Your Own” is Northeast Indiana’s new brand to attract target talent ages 21-45 to live and work in the 11-county region.

Make It Your Own is designed for businesses to use in their talent recruitment efforts to tell Northeast Indiana’s compelling story through a logo, tagline, marketing collateral and authentic narrative.

Download brand assets to add to your recruitment toolkit >>

By offering free programs for employers, we share best practices, resources and collective knowledge to allow you to focus on growing your business. 

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