ReadyNWI Meeting Planned For Tuesday In Valparaiso

The Center of Workforce Innovations is hosting a meeting for the Regional Education/Employer Alliance for Development Youth of Northwest Indiana to provide information on the Ready to Work–Ready to Hire: College and Readiness Plan for Northwest Indiana.

The plan includes the yet-to-be-announced “big goal,” recommendations on how to strengthen the assessment system for grades 7–12 to align with business expectations, and ensuring rigor in awarding dual credits while students are in high school to guarantee they are ready for college-level work. Further, the plan works to accelerate the attainment of degrees and industry certifications, and emphasizes the importance of alliances among post-secondary education, businesses, economic and workforce development organizations, employers, and local elected officials in fulfilling the plan.

The meeting will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Center of Workforce Innovations at 2804 Boilermaker Court in Valparaiso on Tuesday, Aug. 14.

ReadyNWI is composed of leaders across seven counties and they are working on a plan to transform our high school systems to ensure youth are prepared for college and careers, which are no longer mutually exclusive. This alliance of employers, educators, economic developers and local elected officials is committed to making sure each young person in Northwest Indiana has the best chance and opportunity for success.

The planning initiative for the ReadyNWI Ready to Work-Ready to Hire plan was funded through the Lumina Foundation.

For further information about ReadyNWI or for a copy of the plan, visit or call the Center of Workforce Innovations at (219) 462-2940.