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Amercian Society for Quality Credentials

ASQ joins 13 other leading organizations representing multiple industry sectors offering skills certification programs. ASQ is the only organization in the partnership that deals specifically in the quality field, providing training and certifications directly related to quality. Since 1968, more than 170,000 individuals worldwide have taken the path to reaching their goal of becoming ASQ…

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Training Provider of the Month: Lawrence Co. Career and Technical Center

Lawrence County Career and Technical Center provides training and education for any interested student in Lawrence County, grades 10-12. One of the most popular fields, Machine Tool Technology accounts for almost 20% of the County’s employment in various locations. LCCTC’s Machine Tool Technology shop prepares the students to be confident, capable and employable machinists.  …

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YSU Receives Federal Grant for STEM College

Congratulations to Youngstown State University who recently received a $470,000 grant from the National Science Foundation for materials and engineering science research. The money will be used to purchase two high-end, X-ray diffractometers, equipment that will allow students enrolled in the university’s STEM college to examine crystal and powder molecules at an atomic level. The…

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AWS Qualified Welders Complete Program

Through West Central Job Partnership and the Pennsylvania CareerLinks® in Lawrence and Mercer County sponsored two cohorts of students for a short-term welding program.  A 300 hour program was conducted through the Lawrence County Career & Technical Center from 6/10/13-10/24/13, as well as a 400 hour program through Laurel Technical Institute from 5/29/13-9/20/13.   In…

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Skills Gap Analysis Results Now Available

The recent skills gap analysis results that were presented by Ken Mull with EDSI, Inc., Dearborn, Michigan at the recent Oh-Penn Manufacturing Forum have been published.  The report highlights what skills area manufacturers require and addresses the skills gaps are between job seekers and available positions in manufacturing.  To view the entire report with the…

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Oh-Penn Manufacturing Forum Recap

Over 170 representatives from local manufacturers, government, education and training providers attended the Oh-Penn Manufacturing Forum held on October 31st, 2013 in W. Middlesex, PA.  The event highlighted the progress made to date from the Oh-Penn Pathways to Competitiveness grant and revealed the progress made in the first year of the grant. 1,336 credentials have…

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