C onsortium Meeting Addresses Challenges and Opportunities Related to Skilled Workforce

On August 23, 2017 the Northwest Indiana Healthcare Consortium convened for interactive group breakouts and discussion, followed by a lively panel discussion with regional healthcare executives from Valparaiso University, Purdue University Northwest, Indiana University Northwest, St. Francis University, and Ivy Tech Community College

Opening discussions highlighted past and current partnerships throughout the region, where partnerships and blending and braiding of resources and funding are helping build a strong pipeline of skilled workers.

NEXT HEALTHCARE CONSORTIUM MEETING: T hursday, November 16, 2017 from 8:30-11:00 am at Hobart High School. This gathering will be a joint meeting of the Consortium and the READY NWI Education team and will feature a panel discussion facilitated by the Center of Excellence in Leadership of Learning (CELL) out of Indianapolis. Details to follow.
Local and State News
Are you Prepared for the Millennial Workforce?
In 2020, millennials are set to surpass baby boomers as the largest segment of the workforce, which means health care leaders need to think about how to recruit, develop and retain this sometimes misunderstood generation.

There are many notions about millennials in the workforce, including: job hoppers, entitled and needy, but the fact is that every day, 10,000 boomers reach the traditional retirement age of 65 — and with that goes decades of experience.

Find out how one hospital system has taken steps to pass the torch to younger workers.   Read full article
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For more information on the Healthcare Consortium contact Sandy Alvarez at
219-462-2940, ext. 33, or
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219-462-2940, ext. 28, or bgrimsgard@cwicorp.com