NWIWB briefs
Issue 54 I July 5, 2016
A monthly newsletter from the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board
Regional JAG Program Recognized in Indy 
On Tuesday, June 28th, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) hosted their annual Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) awards in Indianapolis. Awards were presented during their 2-day conference where over 150 JAG Specialists learned about new and innovative teaching methods and techniques that are designed to help them successfully continue to help young people graduate.

Recent LMI Snapshot Now Available
The most recent Regional Labor Market Information Snapshot is available now. Find out where we stand on unemployment trends, labor force trends, and NW Indiana unemployment in context to regional, state, and the Midwest.                                                                                                    

The Times Features NWIWB Youth Employment Council's First Jobs Series
Arlene Pearson with Edgewater Behaviorial Health Systems gained customer service skills at her first job.

From stone quarry laborer to Executive Director of the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce, Dave Ryan shares lessons learned along the way.F

For more First Job Profiles visit http://gotoworkonenw.com/news-cat/first-job-series/

CWI Selected to Continue Work Supporting the NWIWB
On Friday, April 1, 2016, the NWIWB posted an official Request for Proposal for Staff to their Board, One Stop Operator, Service Provider, and Fiscal Agent and on May 19th, they voted to secure the Center of Workforce Innovations (CWI) to represent all four areas of service. Their decision was based  on a number of facets including the overall proposal, which reflected our collective work, the outcomes, innovations  and quality customer service, as well as their collaboration with others,  and the dependability they demonstrate with all customers including the workforce board.