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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 more than 20,000 individuals and more than 1,500 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 and our federal performance measures here.).

 


Leadership

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

Board of Directors

Darlene Stanley, Chair
JJ's Inc.
Keith Davis, Vice Chair
Star Wealth Management
John Niederman, Secretary/Treasurer
Pathfinder Services Inc.
Doug Bauman, Chief Elected Official
Adams County Commissioner
Patrick Buesching
80/20
Alan Duff
STAR Financial
Darryl Esterline
Sheet Metal Workers Local 20
Beth Green
Indiana Department of Workforce Development
Jane Gresham
AFSCME
Tim Hartigan
Wells Business Development
Leroy Jackson
LIUNA Local 213
Jeff Kellam
Kellam Inc.
Mike Landram
The Literacy Alliance
Mark Michael
Fort Wayne Metals
Jerrilee Mosier
Ivy Tech Community College Northeast
James Phillips
General Motors
John Sampson
Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
Corey Schoon
Ashley Industrial Molding
Rebecca Schroeder
Whiteshire Hamroc
Chris Straw
Team Quality Services
Tonya Weaver
Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community Schools

I am a 70-year-old disabled Vietnam combat veteran. I had come to the end of my work career and had nothing to look forward to or to motivate me. WorkOne gave me an alternative to giving up. I fought long and hard, went back to school to update my education, and with the help of WorkOne revived my self-respect and self-confidence. I rediscovered my passion for working and became an assistant manager of an automotive parts store.
John Anderson