Reports & Resources

2016 Building a Grad Nation Reports

GradNation's current reports on the progress and challenge in raising high school graduation rates.

Read the 2016 Building a Grad Nation Data Brief

Northwest Indiana Annual Indicators Snapshot 2015

Northwest Indiana’s economic future is tied directly to our ability to accelerate educational attainment levels and create a new culture of education in the region. Our partners in education, economic development, workforce development, and government are embarking on a 10-year mission of collaboration to achieve our “60% by 2025” goal which requires us to move from the current 37% of adults with higher education credentials to the 60% level projected to be needed by our employers.

Read the Northwest Indiana Annual Indicators Snapshot 2015

College and Career Readiness Plan

READY has been committed to ensure that Northwest Indiana youth graduate academically and socially prepared to go directly to further education either full-time or in combination with a job, without the need for remediation to meet the entry standards of our employers. READY has been meeting and building partnerships to discuss how to accomplish the goal of having a talent pool of work and college ready students. They have been working with some of the area's largest employers to understand both what skills are valued and what the employers want of the talent pool. Read our plan below!

Read the Ready Plan

Northwest Indiana Charter

In accordance with the Lumina Foundation, this charter outlines four specific goals, how to attain them, and how to measure success, including: to increase high school student readiness for post-secondary entry & career success, increase college degree production levels, increase post-secondary credentials for existing workforce & students via employer engagement, increase community engagement and accountability for results.

Read the Lumina Charter Submission

State of The Workforce Report 2014 NWI

The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board (NWIWB), the Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI), and our partners will collaborate to build on the region’s strengths while working to address the workforce issues that are identified in this report. The data will guide our investments in the years to come, with an emphasis on building the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the most vulnerable workers. Our future depends on it. We hope you join us in this effort.

Read the 2014 State Of The Workforce Report

Blueprint For Success Report

An initiative of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the Multiple Education Pathways (MEP) Blueprint, is a community plan designed to prevent students from dropping out and recover students who have already dropped out. The initiative, pursued locally by the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board, chose seven mid-sized cities, including Gary, Indiana, and offered them the opportunity to assess the scope of the dropout challenge, the service and resource landscape and the strength of current high school reform efforts.

Read the Blueprint For Success


READY NWI • 2804 Boilermaker Court, Suite E • Valparaiso, IN 46383 • (219) 462-2940

READY NWI's Commitment to Our Community

The READY NWI partnership supports the unique aspects of community, school, and student, and embraces a commitment to regional thinking and acting in order to ensure prosperity by meeting the skill and education needs of employers throughout Northwest Indiana.

Ready NWI Black and White Logo
© 2017, READY NWI>