News & Events

Immigration Education Conference

Date: 06/19/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: Learn about the tools and resources available to educators, school support staff, and the community at large to help students and parents during a time of immigration uncertainty.

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READY NWI summit focuses on employers, educators working together

Date: 06/16/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: HOBART — Indiana education leader Jennifer McCormick said there will be 10 million jobs available in the next decade, and Indiana students have to be prepared to fill them.

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Guest Commentary: Elementary school isn’t waiting to give students perspectives on college, careers

Date: 05/30/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: Don’t be alarmed if you see Nathan Hale Elementary School surrounded by police cars, ambulances and fire trucks. We’re using the vehicles to expose our youngsters to critical public safety jobs in our community. This approach to career exploration is embraced by our students as well as by Whiting’s police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first jobs were in babysitting and retail

Date: 05/22/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: The First Job series is an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. Heather Ennis is president and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Forum.

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Young award winners ‘find their passion’ in school, at work

Date: 05/22/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: VALPARAISO — Brock Majchrzak is no stranger to hard work. He started working on his father’s 50-acre farm when he was 14. After high school, he entered a two-year vocational welding program, and his work quality was used as examples in class.

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Guest Commentary: Healthcare 360, a partnership benefitting students

Date: 05/17/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: This was not your normal school bus ride for Portage High School students. On their way to explore healthcare careers at Porter Regional Hospital, the students were told the following scenario: A woman had come to the hospital’s emergency room complaining of chest pains.

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'Soft skills' offer students a better shot at success

Date: 05/15/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: High school seniors throughout the Region will soon be graduating and heading out in search of degrees and/or work. Their success will depend not only on what they learned in the classrooms, but also on their ability to show up as expected, on time, how well they manage their time and cooperate with others, according to Tammy Stump, senior workforce associate at the Center of Workforce Innovations.

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ArcelorMittal Awards ESTEM Grant

Date: 05/15/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: CHESTERTON -Luxembourg-based ArcelorMittal has awarded a $150,000 grant to the Northwest Indiana Environmental Education Partnership. The company, which is one of the largest employers in the region, says the ESTEM grant will support the integration of environmental education into STEM learning.

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Guest Commentary: Work ethic certificates help students prepare for success

Date: 05/01/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: I was hired by the Center of Workforce Innovations to move the needle. I’m selling Work Ethic Certificates to area school districts. My job is to convince school superintendents, principals and administrators that our program is easy to implement and as valuable as any current classroom offering.

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Guest Commentary: River Forest industrial maintenance program prepares students for jobs

Date: 04/17/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: In the summer of 2015, I became superintendent of the River Forest School Corp. I participate in the READY NWI K-12 team, which works to ensure students are prepared for college and careers.

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My First Job Series

Date: 04/09/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: Debi Baughman is the Branch Training Director at Horizon Bank and sits on the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board

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Guest Commentary: Lowell’s auto tech program offers transferable skills

Date: 04/03/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: I love it when the proverbial light bulb clicks on for my students. From time to time, we talk about “transferable skills” in the Auto Tech class that I teach at Lowell High School. I am never sure if they know the true meaning of that phrase.

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Workforce training driven by employer demand

Date: 03/27/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: Workforce training programs are in the midst of a transformation that is increasingly tightening the links among employers, schools and job training agencies.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first jobs were mowing and snow shoveling

Date: 03/26/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: The First Job series is an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. Kevin Comerford is director of professional development at the Construction Advancement Foundation.

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Guest Commentary: Crown Point High School provides boost in navigating college admissions

Date: 03/20/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: Today, many students in our schools have grown up taking private music lessons, participating on community sports teams and having their day-to-day activity calendars fully scheduled by adults. As high school graduation nears, many parents want that same kind of attention for their son or daughter when it comes to planning for their post-secondary experience.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was hostess at the Golden Bear Restaurant

Date: 03/13/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI success is all about the 'we'

Date: 03/07/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: As I find myself struggling to accomplish all items listed on my to-do list, I still manage to keep the top of my desk in immaculate shape. But that darn list seemingly has no end to it. By chance, my favorite author’s new book — "Thank You for Being Late" — offers an explanation to this madness. The subtitle to Tom Friedman’s latest writing is “An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations.”

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AROUND THE TABLE - Teaching children work ethics

Date: 03/07/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: Work can start early in life with simple daily tasks such as picking up toys and helping clear the table of dishes. That should grow into doing chores around the house: taking out the trash, making a bed, putting dirty clothes in the hamper, loading the dishwasher or helping fold the laundry.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was shining dad's shoes

Date: 02/27/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs.

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Colleges offer assistance to students after news of Saint Joseph's College closure set for May

Date: 02/20/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: Saint Joseph’s College (SJC) has partnered with other colleges and universities to create an agreement that will help students complete their academic career on time.

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Guest Commentary: Retaining students in higher education

Date: 02/20/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: In today’s global economy, higher education plays a critical role in preparing the engineers, nurses and health care professionals, educators and business leaders of tomorrow.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was newspaper carrier

Date: 02/16/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs. Matt Saltanovitz is Director-NW Region at the Indiana Economic Development Corporation.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was stock boy at a jewelry store

Date: 02/16/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs. Brian Snedecor is the Mayor of Hobart.

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Guest Commentary: Early college changing lives for students “in the middle”

Date: 02/16/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: When Michigan City High School student Rykiah Rogers crosses the stage to graduate in 2018, she’ll earn more than an Academic Honors diploma. She’ll have 30 college credits to give her a head start on a career in the medical field.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Work-based learning offers path to success

Date: 01/04/2017
Category: News Coverage

Description: Lucas Gerkinich — a senior at Lake Central High School — isn’t going to college next year, and no one could be more pleased than this director of guidance. I don’t believe college is for everyone, but I do believe every student should get some form

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was pharmacy clerk

Date: 12/27/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs. George Douglas is gene

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first lasting job was at toy retailer

Date: 11/06/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was cafe barista

Date: 10/31/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs. Maura Durham is the p

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Congratulations to READY NWI, Debra Howe!

Date: 10/24/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Congratulations to READY NWI, Debra Howe, Ph.D. for becoming a member of The Society of Innovators during their induction ceremony on October 20, 2016.

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NW Indiana 2016 Business & Economic Outlook Event-October 21, 2016

Date: 10/21/2016
Category: Event

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Hands-on learning defines NWI school's media program

Date: 10/20/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Through the READY NWI initiative St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer collaborates with other colleges and universities in the Region, and with our K-12 partners, to provide students with academic and work-based experiences that prepare students with s

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Two READY NWI colleagues inducted as Fellows into the Society of Innovators!

Date: 10/20/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Congratulations to Jon Groth and Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins for being selected as 2016 Fellows with The Society of Innovators at a special induction ceremony on October 20, 2017.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was pancake house bus boy

Date: 10/03/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: LaPorte certifies students' work ethic

Date: 09/26/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: LaPorte High School offers students (grades 9-12) the opportunity to earn a Work Ethic Certificate and to be recognized by the School Board and the entire school community.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was summer tutoring program

Date: 09/19/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs. Karen Freeman-Wilson

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Resolve to improve skills in Region's labor force

Date: 09/06/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Labor Day is certainly a time to lay low and relax, especially knowing that just around the corner comes the hectic pace of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Given my professional life has been focused on education, work and job training, Labor Day alwa

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Resolve to improve skills in Region's labor force

Date: 09/04/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Labor Day is certainly a time to lay low and relax, especially knowing that just around the corner comes the hectic pace of Thanksgiving and Christmas. Given my professional life has been focused on education, work and job training, Labor Day always

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was grade-school janitor

Date: 08/29/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs. Bob Schaefer is p

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Chesterton lessens college anxiety among seniors

Date: 08/22/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: The last bell of the school year rings in June, and the excitement of summer resonates throughout the school with the smiles and energy of each student. But for a student who is about to become a senior in high school, excitement quickly turns to dis

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was in EC supermarket

Date: 08/15/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Full STEAM ahead at camp for girls

Date: 08/08/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: "I was filled with determination and curiosity after I saw all these amazing things!” — 2016 STEAM camper. This quote from one of the campers sums up the spirit of the 2016 Summer Girls STEAM Camp this past June. Throughout the week, the girls learn

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was in a grocery store

Date: 08/01/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Internships are winning strategy for Region

Date: 07/26/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Internships are becoming a necessity for students as they graduate from college and begin applying for jobs.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was in NWI steel mills

Date: 07/18/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Consider replicating College Bound program

Date: 07/11/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Last month at their annual conference, the U.S. Conference of Mayors awarded Hammond a 2016 City Livability award for its College Bound program.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was drive-in dishwasher

Date: 07/05/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Career center offers unique pathways to success

Date: 06/27/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: We are fortunate in Northwest Indiana to have a wide array of pathways for career and academic success beyond high school. Through our work under Ready NWI with employer and economic development partners, we project 60 percent or more of high-qu

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The College & Career Acceleration Summer Institute drew educators from 16 of Northwest Indiana's school districts

Date: 06/24/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description:

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was movie theater cashier

Date: 06/13/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Brickies prepare for college, career

Date: 06/06/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: The School City of Hobart has taken much pride in preparing our students to be college and career ready upon graduation. Throughout this school year, the corporation has surpassed great milestones to reach out to parents and students of all ages,

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was frying KFC chickens

Date: 05/31/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is part of the Ready NWI and First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series reviews the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first jobs.

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21 career kids hit the road running in world of work

Date: 05/31/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: The "21 Under 21" event was put on by the Works Council of Northwest Indiana, with the goal of recognizing outstanding students in career and technical education, many of whom combined real-life work experiences with their high school educations, sai

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Blending online, traditional yield learning success

Date: 05/23/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: In an effort to prepare our students for both the ever-changing workplace and the current educational environment, Boone Grove High School offers the opportunity to take certain courses in a blended experience.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was quarry laborer in Kentland

Date: 05/16/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: I worked as a general laborer at the Newton County Stone Quarry in Kentland. My paycheck helped pay for my tuition at Indiana University in Bloomington. My family had three kids in college at the same time.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Career fair hits new gear in NWI

Date: 05/09/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Maybe you remember “career fair” day back when you were in high school. Businesses and colleges came to the gym, set up tables and handed out information. Students made the rounds with a checklist and were mostly just happy to be out of class for a w

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was draftsman internship

Date: 05/02/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Aco Sikorski is president of the Valparaiso Campus Ivy Tech Community College Northwest and serves on the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Lowell High School blazes post-graduation pathway for students

Date: 04/27/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Visitors to Lowell High School in the Tri-Creek district will notice unique opportunities giving our students the knowledge and tools to find success after high school. We have many programs that guarantee students are college and career ready upon g

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ArcelorMittal investing big in local STEM education

Date: 04/19/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Two years ago, ArcelorMittal decided to focus its charitable giving on a specific area so it would have a greater impact.

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Come step into spring with the Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts

Date: 04/19/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Hammond Academy for the Performing Arts will host a performance combining arts and science for their next production entitled, “Steppin’ Into Spring: Where Dance Meets Science.”

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GUEST COMMENTARY: My first job was bussing tables

Date: 04/18/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This the third in a series of Ready NWI columns in the First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series will review the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first job

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When students lead parent-teacher conferences

Date: 04/15/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: A trend to have students present their grades to their families and teachers could improve them

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GUEST COMMENTARY: VHS offers students taste of future careers

Date: 04/11/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: What would you like to do when you grow up? What are your interests? What can you see yourself doing for the next 30 years? These are guiding questions for most students as they choose classes and programs while making their way through high school

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My first job taught me about customer service

Date: 04/05/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: The is the second in a series of Ready NWI columns in the First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series will review the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Youth say they will stay in NWI given right opportunities

Date: 03/30/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: Twelve of our region’s READY NWI K-12 school districts recently conducted a student opinion poll with more than 1,300 high school seniors responding. Questions focused on opinions on Region quality of life, jobs and education.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: 'First Jobs' are focus of new column series

Date: 03/26/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: This is the first in a series of Ready NWI columns in the First Job series — an initiative of the Youth Employment Council of the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board. The series will review the story behind some of Region leaders’ and residents’ first

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Region offers wealth of tech education tools, opportunities

Date: 03/14/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: There has been a significant effort on behalf of Region public schools to bring a greater awareness to students and their parents of the growing opportunities in technical career fields and post-secondary education opportunities.

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GUEST COMMENTARY:Work-study program jump-starts students' future

Date: 02/22/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: A simple idea proposed last year to Westville High School administrators has since grown into an exciting opportunity for seniors at the high school. Students were eager to jump into the workforce, and after gauging these needs, Westville developed a

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GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI schools making STEM strides

Date: 02/08/2016
Category: News Coverage

Description: In an effort to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math education in Northwest Indiana, local school systems have been taking exciting strides in providing adequate instruction to their students seeking careers in the fast-growing fields

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Healthcare Industry Tour with PCL Alverno

Date: 01/28/2016
Category: Event

Description: Register for your spot today! Space is limited, register early!

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Panelists delve into the notion of “success” in Northwest Indiana when it comes to education and workforce

Date: 11/19/2015
Category: Press Release

Description: During the Graduate to Success event held November 13, 2015, Dr. Peggy Buffington, superintendent for School City of Hobart, moderated a panel of educators and employers in a session titled “Success through the Eyes of Partners.”

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High School Students Share Perspectives on Education and Work in NW Indiana

Date: 11/17/2015
Category: Press Release

Description: READY NWI and America’s Promise Alliance partnered to host the Graduate to Success Summit on Friday, November 13, as a part of the America’s Promise Alliance’s GradNation campaign. Northwest Indiana community officials, business leaders, and educator

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Lubbers: Indiana focused on career readiness

Date: 11/14/2015
Category: News Coverage

Description: HOBART | Educators in Indiana need to change a culture that grew up around manufacturing, where good paying jobs could be obtained with little education, Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers said Friday.

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Graduate to Success in Northwest Indiana Summit

Date: 11/13/2015
Category: Event

Description: Hosted by: READY NWI Leadership Team and GradNation

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Healthcare Industry Tour

Date: 11/12/2015
Category: Event

Description: The Healthcare Industry tour with PCL Alverno of Hammond that was to take place on Thursday, November 12, 2015 is being rescheduled. More information will be posted in the near future.

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Healthcare Industry Tour

Date: 11/12/2015
Category: Event

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EDITORIAL: Strong commitment to education in NWI

Date: 11/12/2015
Category: News Coverage

Description: If there's one thing READY NWI has proven, it's the strong commitment to providing high quality education in the Region.

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Education, Business, and Community Leaders in NW Indiana Gather for GradNation Community Summit

Date: 11/04/2015
Category: Press Release

Description: (Northwest Indiana) Community officials, business leaders, and educators will come together on Friday, November 13 to examine local data and identify what's working and where challenges remain in the area's efforts to prepare young people for success

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Manufacturing Industry Tour @ Rockwell Automation

Date: 10/08/2015
Category: Event

Description: Click for form to Register!

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Virtual Tour of Alcoa propulsion Plant in Whitehall Michigan

Date: 10/02/2015
Category: Event

Description: Click to Register

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Manufacturing Week

Date: 09/28/2015 through 10/02/2015
Category: Event

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READY NWI stresses improving college and career readiness

Date: 09/12/2015
Category: News Coverage

Description: SCHERERVILLE | Preparing students for current and

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Transportation, Distribution & Logistics (TDL) Tour

Date: 09/10/2015
Category: Event

Description:

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Pointing the way to tomorrow's technology careers

Date: 08/03/2015
Category: News Coverage

Description:

HAMMOND | Tomorrow’s engineers, technicians, and scientists gathered Monday as the 2015 READY NWI Career Camp kicked off at Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation.

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Regional youth camp focuses on STEM Careers

Date: 08/03/2015
Category: Press Release

Description:

READY NWI and the Works Council of Northwest Indiana kicked off a 5-day camp on Monday, August 4th with Purdue University Calumet’s Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation. The camp was geared towards seventh through ninth grade student and focused on career paths in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field.

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School district organizes first STEAM camp for girls

Date: 07/16/2015
Category: News Coverage

Description:

VALPARAISO | Ashley Young inserted the strand of plastic into the 3D printing pen. She carefully moved the pen back and forth, attempting to make a 3D flower. Young, 12, said she enjoyed the 3D activity and much more at the first Makers STEAM Camp for Girls at Ben Franklin Middle School.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Working together to answer 'Ready for what?'

Date: 04/09/2015
Category: Press Release

Description: Several recent reports contain good news, further good news, and a bit of bad news, related to student preparation for college and careers in Indiana and the Northwest region. We are making progress, and we are working on the right workforce and education issues.

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NW Indiana included in second round of education funding from the Indiana General Assembly

Date: 02/19/2015
Category: Press Release

Description: The second round of Innovative Career and Technical Training grants from the Indiana General Assembly were awarded to 8 school and business partnership initiatives throughout the state, with Northwest Indiana gaining $645,734 of those dollars.

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GUEST COMMENTARY: How to select what to study in college

Date: 01/25/2015
Category: Press Release

Description: One of the most important decisions a person will make is whether to attend college.

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2014 State of the Workforce Report

Date: 12/05/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: 2014 State of the Workforce Report

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Healthcare Industry Tour for Educators

Date: 12/05/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: This tour is provided through the Northwest Indiana Works Council and READY NWI. Questions? Call 219-462-2940.

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STEM programs difficult to judge: Funds available but results hard to measure

Date: 10/29/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: In 2012, the Indiana Commission for Higher Education set a goal that 60 percent of Hoosiers obtain credentials or degrees beyond high school by 2025.

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Going to college not the only path to success

Date: 10/22/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: MERRILLVILLE | Area school counselors and teachers learned about the challenges and opportunities of the construction trades Wednesday on a tour of several region training centers and a construction site.

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READY NWI Inducted into the Society of Innovators in Northwest Indiana

Date: 10/17/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: The Northwest Indiana Society of Innovators marked its 10th anniversary with a celebratory event and induction of new Society members at the Horseshoe Casino on Thursday, October 16, 2014.

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Getting interactive with manufacturing

Date: 10/03/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: Local event prompts interest and awareness of Care

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Local event prompts interest and awareness of Career and Technical Education (CTE)

Date: 09/12/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: Local event prompts interest and awareness of Career and Technical Education (CTE)

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College Subsidies Hit Decade Low as Students Pay at Least Half of Their Education Cost for the First Time

Date: 07/28/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: Washington, D.C. – Subsidies for public higher education institutions have hit a 10-year low while students for the first time pay on average half or more of their education’s cost, finds a report by the Delta Cost Project at the American Institutes for Research (AIR).

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Employer Panel Addresses Outlook on Jobs and Workforce Challenges at Summer Institute

Date: 06/23/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: The Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI), College Acceleration Network (CAN), and READY NWI is hosting a College and Career Acceleration Summer Institute the week of June 23, 2014 at Hobart High School.

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College and Career Acceleration Summer Institute 2014

Date: 06/10/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: On behalf of READY NWI, the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board, and the Works Council, we invite you to the College Acceleration Network (CAN) Summer Institute on Monday, June 23, 2014 from 8:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at Hobart High School, 2211 E. 10th Street-Hobart, Indiana.

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NORTHWEST INDIANA ONE OF THIRTY-FIVE COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE ADDED TO LUMINA FOUNDATION'S POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION ATTAINMENT STRATEGY

Date: 06/05/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: Today, 35 new U.S. communities were announced in the second cohort of Lumina Foundation's community-based postsecondary education attainment strategy, including Northwest Indiana. The strategy was designed to help communities and regions dramatically increase the number of local residents with postsecondary credentials.

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REPORT: INDIANA SCHOOL COUNSELING NOT MEETING POSTSECONDARY NEEDS OF STUDENTS

Date: 05/20/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: (INDIANAPOLIS) – A new report commissioned by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation finds that school counselors are not able to meet the range of postsecondary needs of students, due in large part to a stagnant system and a variety of situations often out of their control.

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PROFESSIONALS TO WATCH: Brent Martinson

Date: 05/13/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: A teacher for 13 years, Brent Martinson saw an opportunity to reach out to even more students.

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Announcement of engagEDnwi Summer eLearning Conference

Date: 04/21/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: Tri-Creek School Corporation invites teachers, administrators, and other educators to be a part of the engagEDnwi Summer eLearning Conference. Participants are encouraged to get engaged, equipped, and empowered with other educators from Northwest Indiana as we talk innovative teaching and learning, educational technology, and powerful practice.

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Viewpoints: Manufacturing is the New IT Career

Date: 04/01/2014
Category: Press Release

Description: Like many of our nation's citizens, a career in manufacturing made it possible for me to live the American Dream. When I was 17, I came to the United States to get my education. Thanks to wonderful mentors of my alma mater Fairfield University, I not only received a great education; I found encouragement and support to embark on a career in manufacturing. That career provided a path to lifelong learning and the economic freedom of a middle-class livelihood for my family.

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Challenges in Readiness Persist Among US High School Grads

Date: 08/21/2013
Category: Press Release

Description: ACT Points to Improvement Efforts and Calls for More Action, Especially for Underserved Students

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Education, Business, and Community Leaders in NW Indiana Gather for GradNation Community Summit

Date: 01/01/1901
Category: Press Release

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Full STEAM ahead at camp for girls

Date: 01/01/1901
Category: News Coverage

Description: "I was ?lled with determination and curiosity after I saw all these amazing things!” — 2016 STEAM camper This quote from one of the campers sums up the spirit of the 2016 Summer Girls STEAM Camp this past June. Throughout the week, the girls learn

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