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Heartland Works, Inc. Mission & Vision Statements

The activities, efforts and plans of all Heartland Works, Inc. staff are directed by the organization's Mission and Vision Statements.

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Mission Statement

The mission of Heartland Works, Inc. is to develop a well-educated, well-trained and self-sufficient workforce that can compete in the changing global marketplace. Essential to our mission is the creation of a seamless, coordinated system of education, training and employment; delivered through our Workforce Centers that emphasize the following:

    • Customer-centered and easily accessible.
    • Meets the needs of both employers and job seekers; for work-ready individuals and persons who face barriers to the kind of employment which provides economic self-sufficiency.
    • A high level of commitment and collaboration from business, education, government and community agencies including economic development, employment and training and social services.
    • Defined goals and performance outcomes.

Vision Statement

Heartland Works’ vision is to be a successful and highly regarded workforce development system supporting enterprise and improving the quality of life by meeting and exceeding employment and workforce needs in Northeast Kansas. Heartland Works, Inc. will accomplish this by promoting economic prosperity and the self-sufficiency of individuals and families by creating a workforce that is competitive in the global marketplace.

Organizational Values

    • Meeting customer needs and exceeding their expectations.
    • Provide universal access to training and employment opportunities.
    • Creating workforce development that is critical to the economic well-being of Northeast Kansas.
    • Facilitate lifelong learning and upgrading skills.
    • Promote economic self-sufficiency for our customers.
    • Workforce development is an investment and will be measured as such.
    • A commitment to continuous quality improvement.
    • A pledge to succeed through leadership, trust and integrity.

Heartland Works, Inc. complies with: EQUAL OPPORTUNITY IS THE LAW: [§ 37.29]

It is against the law for this recipient of federal financial assistance to discriminate on the following basis: against any individual in the United States, on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief and; against any beneficiary of programs financially assisted under Title I of the Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA), on the basis of the beneficiary’s Citizenship/status as a lawfully admitted immigrant authorized to work in the United States, or his or her participation in any WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity. The recipient must not discriminate in any of the following areas: deciding who will be admitted, or have access, to any WIOA Title I-financially assisted program or activity; providing opportunities in, or treating any person with regard to, such a program or activity; or making employment decisions in the administration of, or in connection with, such a program or activity.

NOTICE: If you require accommodation to apply for federal financial assistance provided by WIOA, please contact us and tell us what accommodation you require. Call the Workforce Center near you or email the Administrative Office of Heartland Works, Inc.

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