Developing Tomorrow's Talent Today

Northeast Indiana Works, the region’s non-profit workforce development organization, provides public and private financial and employment resources for education and skills training to meet the needs of regional industries.

Web-Welding-4-(1).jpgEach year, we serve about 28,000 individuals and 1,300 employers in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.

We operate and staff Northeast Indiana’s 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers; oversee state and federally supported adult education programs and two youth-oriented career development programs; fund and manage employer-focused training programs to enhance the skills of existing workers; and help facilitate community-based career pathway initiatives.  

We are governed by a board of directors, which includes regional educators, business representatives, economic development officials, state and local government leaders, and organized labor. Our operational, funding and service delivery policies are guided by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which seeks to increase access to employment, education, training and support services for youth and adults. WIOA promotes work-based learning opportunities, such as apprenticeships and internships, and encourages the development of career pathway strategies.  (See the WIOA equal opportunity statement here).

 


Leadership

Kathleen Randolph
Chief Executive Officer
Edmond O’Neal
President
Lori Rice
Chief Financial Officer

Board of Directors

Darlene Stanley, Chair
Johnson Junction Inc.
Keith Davis, Vice Chair
Star Wealth Management
John Niederman, Secretary/Treasurer
Pathfinder Services Inc.
Doug Bauman, Chief Elected Official
Adams County Commissioner
Leslie Crist
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Elaine Doherty
Inventure Foods Inc.
Alan Duff
STAR Financial
Darryl Esterline
Sheet Metal Workers Local 20
Larry Gerardot
FWCS Career Academy at Anthis
Jane Gresham
AFSCME
Tim Hartigan
Gasoline Equipment Petroleum Contractors
Leroy Jackson
LIUNA Local 213
Jeff Kellam
Kellam Inc.
Mark Michael
Fort Wayne Metals
Jerrilee Mosier
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast
John Sampson
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
Corey Schoon
Ashley Industrial Molding
Rick Sherck
Noble County EDC
Chris Straw
Team Quality Services
Sandy Widener
Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Returning to college at 38 years old for career advancement was a great challenge, but WorkOne Northeast not only helped with grants for tuition and books, they also helped me hone my interview skills and aided in developing an effective resume. Today, thanks to WorkOne, I am a Registered Nurse and clinical specialist for Parkview Physicians Group.
Tina Hamrick