Investing in yourself is the best investment you can make.

We don’t just see people for who they are, but also, for what they can become when given the resources they need. We want to be able to provide the connections necessary to improve the skills and knowledge of our community members so that they are sufficiently prepared for employment.

What We Do

Our Job Skills Council will be identifying and promoting continued education and skill development.  This will include helping the unemployed and underemployed become better equipped for the jobs of today and tomorrow.  This will help families create sustaining incomes and our overall community grow with a better prepared workforce to attract and retain jobs.

Impact Council

Our Job Skills Impact Council, a multi-sector volunteer committee of nonprofit, government, education, and business leaders are experts in and/or are passionate about supporting the workforce and businesses of the Wabash Valley.

The impact council is newly formed and is still creating its strategy guide which will lead their investments and initiatives in our community to bring successful results to their agreed-upon specific outcome targets in support of the overall United Way community goal.

Job Skills Impact Council - Development Team

Seth Carter – Chair
Boston Scientific

Nancy Rogers – Chair
Indiana State University

Traci Dedor
Lugar Center for Rural Health

Rod Dowell
Ivy Tech Community College

Chris Egge
Brampton Brick

Kim Grayless
Ivy Tech Community College

Melissa Harmon
IU Health Home Care

Todd Hein
Labor Link

Mary Koenig
Indiana State University

Greg Lee
Work One – Region 7

Kim Marlow
Retired – Novelis

Brent McCoy
I.B.E.W. Local Union 725

Jackie McDonald
Joink

Heather Schaefer
First Financial Bank

Andy Volkl
Saturn Petcare

Kristi Whitacre
Purdue Extension

Invest in Job Skills

Invest in the strength of our community by donating to the United Way. Your donation will allow this council to invest in the best programs and initiatives that promote an increasingly skilled workforce.

Invest in the Job Skills Council