Inside INdiana Business

Center of Workforce Innovations president to retire

Linda Woloshansky (photo courtesy of the Center of Workforce Innovations)

VALPARAISO, Ind. (Inside INdiana Business) – The Center of Workforce Innovations in Valparaiso says President and Chief Executive Officer Linda Woloshansky will retire in early 2021. Woloshansky has served as the organization’s president since CWI began operations in 2000.

During Woloshanky’s tenure, the organization says she laid the foundation and strategy for CWI to serve as a catalyst for community and business investment in workforce, education, and economic development.

“The organization has grown significantly the last twenty years, providing support to the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board, operating WorkOne Centers, and 15 adult community learning centers,” said Glen Todd, newly-elected chair of the CWI Board. “Linda added a consulting division, co-founded and spearheaded READY NWI, a talent alignment coalition of k-12 systems, and her support extended to Career and Technical Education centers, post-secondary schools, and employers in the seven counties of Northwest Indiana. Her knowledge and experience on workforce issues has been recognized not only locally but she has been sought out by others throughout the country.”

Prior to her work at CWI, Woloshansky served as the founder and CEO of Kankakee Workforce Development and previously administered The Discovery Alliance.

The CWI’s board is contracting with Westville-based Organizational Development Solutions Inc. to search for a new CEO.