About Us

Empowering Van Wert County through Workforce Development.

At Van Wert Works, we aim to foster economic growth + social progress by empowering individuals and businesses through comprehensive workforce development programs. We are committed to equipping local individuals and companies with the skills, resources, and opportunities they need to thrive in the ever-evolving job market, thus creating a positive ripple effect that elevates the entire community.

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Vision Statement

Building a Brighter Future, One Skill at a Time

We aim to create a community where everyone can achieve economic independence and personal fulfillment through gainful employment. By providing accessible + inclusive workforce development initiatives, we envision a community where individuals are empowered to unlock their full potential and businesses flourish with a diverse, skilled, and motivated workforce. We will build a brighter future, one skill at a time.

Our Values


We embrace diversity and foster an inclusive environment that respects and values all individuals' unique perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. Diversity enriches our programs and strengthens our community.


We empower individuals to take charge of their lives and careers by providing the necessary tools, training, and support to reach their goals. Empowered individuals can drive positive change in their lives and communities.


We believe in the power of collaboration and actively seek partnerships with local businesses, educational institutions, government agencies, and community organizations to amplify our impact. By working together, we create a network of support that drives success.

Continuous Learning:

We are committed to constant learning and improvement. We regularly evaluate our programs, seek feedback from participants and stakeholders, and adapt our strategies to meet the evolving needs of our community.

Community-Centered Approach:

Our programs are designed with the community in mind. We actively involve community members in the decision-making process, ensuring that our initiatives address the most pressing challenges and opportunities the people we serve face.

By living these values and pursuing our mission and vision, we aim to create a lasting, positive impact on individuals and the community, contributing to a stronger and more prosperous future for all.