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Who We Are

Workforce Solutions

Workforce Solutions is a non-profit that facilitates partnerships between employers, education providers, and non-profits to identify and fulfill the South Bend-Elkhart region’s need for tech talent through education, work-based learning, career readiness, and community engagement. The partnership serves the region constituted by St. Joseph, Elkhart, and Marshall County.

Our Mission

We pledge to deliver continuous, cutting-edge technical education, foster enduring partnerships between students and employers, and implement initiatives that both attract, develop, and retain a proficient workforce in our region.

Our Vision

To enhance the quality of life, the career opportunities of our citizens and the robust economic growth of our region by developing, retaining, and attracting a skilled workforce for our employers.

Our Organization

Our administrative partners are the Garatoni Family Office and

Ivy Tech Community College.

Workforce Solutions is a 501 (c) (3) classified as a public charity under the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Section 509 (a) (2).

Our Leadership

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Larry Garatoni

Ismail Egilmez

Sean Haas

Gabrielle Cole

Garatoni Family Office

Executive Director of Workforce Solutions

Director of Work-Based Learning

Project Coordinator

Steering Committee

Commenced in the April of 2018, the steering committee is employer-driven and consists of local leaders and community stakeholders. The committee supports our initiatives, collaborates on workforce development efforts, evaluates our growth, and guides our action plans. We meet 2-3 times a year to discuss our progress and plan future initiatives. The Steering Committee includes regional employers, non-profits, high schools, colleges, Chambers of Commerce, Economic Development Corporations, and entrepreneurs.

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