FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Getting connected to jobs in any community can be difficult. It’s something the city of Fort Wayne wants to recognize and provide a solution to for the many people looking for employment.
On Thursday, Mayor Tom Henry announced local education and employment partners will hold an Education-Employer Forum Sept. 17. It will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Public Safety Academy on the Ivy Tech South Campus.
“Although unemployment is down and we’re experiencing positive momentum in Fort Wayne, we know there are people in our community who are having a difficult time finding a job,” said Mayor Henry. “We must be willing to address this challenge to ensure all residents have a chance to succeed. Partnerships with our local colleges and universities and employers can improve residents’ lives and well-being. By investing in our future, we’ll enhance our ability to provide opportunities for successful jobs.”
The event is designed to assist individuals with obtaining information and input on how to get connected to good jobs in the community. There will be panel discussions, round tables, and information booths discussing topics of apprenticeships, certification, first aid, education opportunities and family resources.
Forum partners include Greater Fort Wayne Inc., IPFW, Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast, Manchester University, Northeast Indiana Building Trades, and Northeast Indiana Works.
The Ivy Tech South Campus is located at 7602 Patriot Crossing. The forum is free and open to the public.