The Center of Workforce Innovations, Inc. is both a strategy development and strategy implementation organization, bringing highly-engaging facilitation and multifaceted expertise of best practices to its clients. Recognized for successfully facilitating and establishing linkages among private sector leaders and policymakers, CWI is considered a valuable resource when seeking solutions and actions plans for economic development, workforce or education challenges.
Our team of experts can provide solid action plans for organizations with data grounded by research, current labor market information and trends, community forums, and targeted surveys. As creators and implementers of best practices within our home area of Northwest Indiana, we possess an ample knowledge base and frequently will enter into partnerships with national and statewide organizations when facilitating projects, plans, and initiatives.
CWI is a 501c3 non-profit organization.
CWI will stimulate and sustain economic growth and global competitiveness through the optimal utilization of talent.
To be a catalyst for community and business investment in building and aligning workforce, education, and economic development strategies while accelerating economic growth for regions and states.
Our Key Goals
- Turning data into intelligence, and intelligence into action
- Developing the full spectrum of talent, from entry-level to highly-skilled
- Changing public awareness, attitudes and ultimately behaviors related to skills attainment
- Providing a clearinghouse of best practices so that we don't "reinvent the wheel"
- Defining clear service menus for both employers and job seekers
- Building partnership agreements on a platform of a defined "good business deal" for each partner
Our Core Values
- Innovative Leadership – Sustaining learning networks for innovation
- Customer Focus – Connecting with our customers’ unique goals and relationships
- Respect for Individuals – Engaging a variety of perspectives in the planning process
- Accountability and Improvement – Measuring what matters, acting on that knowledge
- Collaboration – Widening individuals’ “comfort zones” to achieve better solutions
- Transparency – Protecting the public interest in the uses of public funding