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Michael Toole’s Return 2 NWPA Story

By Talayia Lawrence, Edinboro University Student Michael Toole is not originally from Northwest Pennsylvania, but that hasn’t stopped him from doing important work for the community. Originally, he’s from Philadelphia and his wife Tina Toole is from Connecticut, but they ultimately settled in the area. Toole attended Cornell University, earning a Bachelor of Science in…

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James Betza’s Return 2 NWPA Story

By James Betza, Senior Designer, Onex Inc. Earlier YearsI pursued drafting/design in high school with basic classes such as board drawing and introduction to Computer Aided Design. These classes helped me understand how geometrical shapes are used throughout architecture, which shapes tend to be strongest, how to draw objects to scale, and other fundamentals. Afterwards,…


Greater Oh-Penn Manufacturing Apprenticeship Network: Call for manufacturers to join group model, take advantage of grant funding

Youngstown, OH – The Greater Oh-Penn Manufacturing Apprenticeship Network’s (The Network) created a group sponsored apprenticeship model, which is now available to manufacturers interested in training industrial maintenance employees and machinists. This U.S. Department of Labor grant provides reimbursement funding to companies located in the Network’s 14 county region (Ashtabula, Columbiana, Geauga, Mahoning, Portage, and…