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Michelle Hagan-Short of Ivy Tech Community College appears on Opportunity Knocks and talks about the college's new CDL truck driver training program. 

Partners

Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership was formed in 2006 to help build a globally competitive economy in northeast Indiana. It is a public-private partnership focused on generating business leads and building regional capacity through product development and effective regional collaboration.

In 2010, the partnership launched Vision 2020 to bring the region together around five key areas for economic growth: 21st Century Talent, Competitive Business Climate, Entrepreneurship, Infrastructure and Quality of Life. Through its combined efforts in business development and capacity building, the partnership supports its 11 member counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.

Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana

The Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana is a membership organization of more than 85 businesses from 10 counties in northeast Indiana.Through advocacy and collaboration, the regional chamber promotes policies that yield a limitless future in northeast Indiana on the strength of 21st century talent, world-class infrastructure, and a business climate that fosters investment, growth and success.

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) serves the employer and the worker to ensure workplace success. DWD is committed to innovating and invigorating Indiana’s economic future. Primary services include: regional workforce strategies; labor market information; WorkOne centers; professional training; and unemployment insurance.

Indiana Economic Development Corporation

The Indiana Economic Development Corporation (IEDC) is the state of Indiana’s lead economic development agency. The IEDC focuses its efforts on growing and retaining businesses in Indiana and attracting new business to the state. Northeast Indiana Works and WorkOne Northeast work closely with the IEDC in touting the workforce tools available to existing businesses or those considering locating in northeast Indiana.

Local Economic Development Organizations

Local Economic Development Organizations (LEDOs) in northeast Indiana work with a broad array of community, regional, statewide and national partners to attract, retain and expand businesses. Each of the 11 counties served by Northeast Indiana Works has a LEDO or similar organization: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley.

Education Providers

Northeast Indiana Works partners with a host of educational organizations to bring training and education opportunities to people at various stages of their career paths. 

Those partners include the region’s five high school Career and Technical Education providers: FWCS Career AcademyArea 18 Career & Technical Education CooperativeHeartland Career CenterImpact Institute and Marion Regional Career Center.

Other education partners include Ivy Tech Community College and the Freedom Academy.

"Because failure is not an option, Busche enlisted the assistance of Northeast Indiana Works in helping arrange customized training for our workers in CNC machining and industrial maintenance. Northeast Indiana Works was open to new ideas in the development of the training. Now, Busche employees who participated in the training have the opportunity to receive pay increases along with promotions for the enhanced skills and abilities they have achieved."
Lori Busche, HR Manager, Busche Inc.