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CWI will stimulate and sustain economic growth and global competitiveness through the optimal utilization of talent.

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2804 Boilermaker Ct Suite E Valparaiso, IN 46383
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WIOA Local Plan

WIOA Local Plan
The Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI) develops and executes a comprehensive 4-year WIOA Local Plan as required by US DOL. The WIOA Local Plan outlines regional workforce development needs, provides labor market analysis and projections, establishes workforce program goals, defines governance structures and local policies, identifies service providers and locations, and conveys the performance and accountability measures for WDA 2. The WIOA Local Plan further defines the strategies and initiatives to increase workforce system efficiencies that ensure the continuing modernization of the workforce system and the creation of a customer-centered system in which:

  • The needs of business and workers drive workforce solutions;
  • Job Centers provide excellent customer service to all jobseekers and businesses;
  • Strong regional economies are supported; and
  • The local board’s vision and goals reinforce the priorities of the state workforce system.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act – 2016-2020

PY18 Modification
CWI, staff to the workforce development board serving Lake, Porter, La Porte, Jasper, Newton, Starke and Pulaski Counties in Indiana, has prepared Modification #1 to the 2016-2020 Local Workforce Development Plan as required by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. CWI receives Federal and State funding to coordinate the delivery of employment and training activities in Northwest Indiana. The 2016-2020 Local Plan outlines the programs and services to be provided during this period for adults, dislocated workers and youth through the American Job Centers in Indiana Economic Growth Region 1.

Portions of the plan that have been modified are in red font, per the direction of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

Deaf or hearing or speech impaired callers may reach us by calling 1-800-743-3333. Auxiliary Aids and services are available to individuals with disabilities upon request. If you need more information or have comments please contact Shaun Sahlhoff at 219-462-2940, ext. 34 or ssahlhoff@cwicorp.com.

Please view the WIOA Local Plan here