Goodwill of Michiana Lands Funding for Re-Entry Services

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The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board and the Center of Workforce Innovations has awarded $600,000 in federal funds from the Workforce Investment & Opportunity Act to Goodwill Industries of Michiana. The funds will be used to support the goal of serving nearly 200 individuals who have been released from the judicial system and are unemployed in Northwest Indiana.

Goodwill will design, administer and deliver the re-entry services through June 2020 in Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton, Jasper and Starke counties.

Services will also include workshops, job search assistance, career counseling, workforce experience opportunities, access to occupational skills training, supportive services, case management, placement and follow-up for participants.

“People with blemished backgrounds have the challenge of finding resources to help them integrate back into society,” said Linda Woloshansky, CWI President and CEO, in a news release. “This program will help to mitigate the challenges, allowing these folks to concentrate on adjusting to life and providing them assistance and resources to get back to work.” 

Woloshansky also said that Goodwill was selected for the award because of its expertise in providing re-entry services in Michiana communities, and that the company has historically been a leading provider of workforce developments services which enable and empower individuals with disadvantages.

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