Region 1 Updates
- COALITION BUILDING TOOLS: Report | Asset List | More Info
- ACTION PLAN: See the updated (12/14/15) Region 1 Works Council Regional Action Plan to enhance local CTE efforts.
- ANALYSIS: Region 1 Labor Market Demand & Talent Supply Analysis
- Staff Member: Jose Torres, JTorres@dwd.IN.gov, 219-933-8332
Great Careers. Start Here.
Making decisions regarding your future doesn't have to be overwhelming. Whether it is going to college, learning a trade, or beginning a career right out of high school, Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs can provide you with real world, hands-on experience!
CTE combines both college preparation and on-the-job workforce skills into one customized program. Your school counselor can help you discover your career interests and help you achieve your long term career goals.
- Young award winners 'find their passion' in school, at work ~ Northwest Indiana Times
- Author touts talent as path to economic success ~ Northwest Indiana Times
- Students Choose Alternative Energy Pathway ~ Gary Post-Tribune
- Career and Tech Center Recognized with NIPSCO Luminary Award for Environmental Stewardship
- Griffith students invest in the community
- Cafe Franklin open for business at Career Center
- Pointing the way to tomorrow's technology careers - Five-day camp for 7th - 9th graders focused on educating students and inspiring them to follow career paths in STEM fields
- Career Center students compete at National Skills USA Conference
- High-Wage Jobs Are Out There: What does it take to qualify and how is the region preparing workers?
- Region 1 Works Council co-sponsors Construction and Trades Forum | Blurb with photos
- Ready Northwest Indiana - Event for Educators Introduces Careers in the Healthcare Industry
- Northwest Indiana Receives $645,734 in Innovative CTE Curriculum grant funding
- Collaborating for the Future - Region Eyes Workforce Development Goal for 2025
North Newton H.S. C.A.H.M Students Get Hands-on Restaurant Experience
Several Culinary Arts & Hospitality Management (CAHM) students from North Newton HS, Indian Trails Career Cooperative recently job shadowed at The Farmhouse...read more
Tour of Purdue Calumet's Center for Innovation through Visualization & Stimulation (CVIS)
- Pointing the Way to Tomorrow's Technology (CIVS)
- Educators Tour Purdue's Center for Innovation through Visualization & Simulation (CIVS)
21 Under 21
- 21 Under 21 Awards Booklet 2017
- 21 career kids hit the road running in world of work (5-29-16)
- Six Crown Point Students Honored at CTE's 21 Under 21
- 21 Under 21 Stars Shine
- 21 Individuals Honored for Getting Jump on Careers
- New Workplace Website Complements Efforts in Northwest Indiana
- Career Education Honors "21 Under 21"
Educators, Counselors Introduced to Healthcare Pathways for Students
Over 30 area middle school and high school counselors attended a program that introduced them to the healthcare industry and provided them a wealth of knowledge and information that they can share with their students and advise them on the various careers...read more
LaPorte CTE Center and NIPSCO Partner to create Energy Academy
- Video: Gov. Pence references New Energy Academy in his 2015 State of the State Address
- Release: Gov. Pence Commends New Energy Academy in LaPorte Co.
- Article: South Bend Tribune: Pence visits LaPorte County tech school
About the Indiana Works Councils
The Regional Works Councils were created by unanimous vote during the 2013 legislative session. Each of the 11 council are comprised of approximately 15 local education and workforce leaders from within their respective region. The Works Councils are charged with facilitating sector partnerships within their region and enhancing the career readiness of Hoosier adults and high school students through the development and support of innovative career and technical education (CTE) curricula. This is achieved by expanding new approaches toward earning industry-recognized certifications, increasing dual credits attainment, and creating both project-based learning and work-based learning opportunities designed to align curriculum with regional workforce needs.
The Regional Works Councils staff provides each council with administrative support, consultation services, grant administration, project management, and board instruction and development. The staff also collaborates the efforts of each council through the development of best practices and the planning of regional and statewide conferences.
Two Plan A's
"All students deserve the same opportunity for success, whether they want to go to college or start their career right out of high school. This is not about a Plan A and a Plan B –this is about two Plan A’s.” ~ Governor Mike Pence