Serving Workforce and Economic Development Organizations, Employers, Educational Institutions, and Nonprofits in Northwest Indiana
The Center of Workforce Innovations is a mission-driven, non-profit organization that provides cost-effective solutions to meet the workforce-related needs of our customers. Our solutions range from building and maintaining broad-based partnerships to assisting individual organizations in creating targeted talent recruitment and retention strategies. It’s likely that we can build a solution for you that is customized to respond to your unique needs.
Below you’ll find our areas of expertise. Our satisfied customers tell our story for us. In many cases there are publicly-funded resources that can be accessed to meet customers’ needs for workforce access and employee training assistance. We can help you access, qualify, and manage these public assets.
Contact us and we will build a strategy for you. Initial consultations are always free and we offer both no cost and fee based services. We would like to add you to our growing network of friends, partners, and customers in Northwest Indiana. Our region’s growth depends on a highly-qualified workforce. Our mission is to make sure a workforce exists, now and in the future.
Building Partnerships for Regional Impact
Connecting Employers to Talent Pools and Training Resources
Providing Learning Initiatives for Workforce Preparedness
Aligning Education and Training Organizations to Employers’ Needs
Providing Labor Market Information
Providing Project Management for New Initiatives
Identifying Grant Sources and Writing Applications
CWI draws upon an exceptional network of proficient workforce development practitioners, consultants, and educators, to provide both fee based and grant funded services and products.
Labor & Economic Development
CWI’s savvy research and data analysis staff, always provides the most current figures and profiles when it comes to our region’s labor market and economy. What we offer:
Grant funded: Comprehensive Community Profiles ▪ Labor Market Reports ▪ Wage Analysis ▪ State of the Workforce Reports
Fee based: Industry Cluster Reports ▪ Wage & Salary Surveys ▪ Learner Reports ▪ Gap Analysis Reports
Workforce and Organizational Development
Through our staff support of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board and management of the regional WorkOne system, we can provide cost-saving assistance on a company’s many workforce and organizational needs. What we offer:
Grant funded: Hiring, pre-screening, recruitment and retention services ▪ Job applicant testing including WorkKeys® and job profiling ▪ Workforce readiness and skills development training ▪ Resources and information for site selection groups ▪ Consultation on securing training grants and tax credit
Fee based: Workforce Development Programs and Plans ▪ Strategic Planning ▪ Board Development ▪ Executive Transition Services ▪ Grant Writing
Education, Training, and Career Planning
Considered a partner and a resource in the education and training communities, CWI currently supports 12 adult community learning centers in Northwest Indiana, serves as a managing partner of the READY NWI initiative, and provides oversight of the Northwest Indiana Adult Learning Consortium. What we offer:
Grant funded: Community Learning Centers ▪ Work Ethic Certification Programs ▪ Career Advising ▪ Jobs for America’s Graduates
Fee based: School Credit Recovery Programs ▪ Work Based Learning Initiatives ▪ Coaching ▪ Adult Learning Program Development and Launch ▪ Community Collaboration Plans ▪ Project Management of New Initiatives